A-list celebrities including, Adebayo Salami, Saidi Balogun, Femi Adebayo, Kunle Afolayan, Dayo Amusa, in attendance as the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the development of the Lagos Film City on 100 hectares of land, located at Ketu-Ejirin in the Epe area of the state which is expected to cost $100 million.
In a video shared by Oga Bello, he thanked the governor for his landmark support to the entertainment industry.
He wrote, “Earlier today at the groundbreaking ceremony of LAGOS FILM CITY, Epe, Thank you Mr. Governor Jide Sanwoolu for this landmark support to the entertainment industry.
Femi Adebayo also share video of himself as the venue with caption, “I had the privilege to grace the groundbreaking event for Lagos Film City.
This ambitious project, a collaboration between the Lagos State Government and the prestigious Del-York International Group, is set to turn Ejirin, Epe into a modern film hub.
The future of Nigerian film industry looks more promising and I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of such historic moment. I’m eagerly anticipating the transformation of Ejirin, Epe into a bustling center of cinematic brilliance and creativity.”
Saidi Balogun also shares photo of himself with the Lagos State governor, and Kunle Afolayan with caption, “At the Ground Breaking Opening of the LAGOS FILM CITY in Ejirin. A world-class infrastructural creatives’ hub. A Lagos State Government initiative by His Excellency Jide Sanwoolu.
Speaking at the official groundbreaking ceremony in Epe, Sanwo-Olu said the “first film city in Lagos State” will create numerous job opportunities, stimulate economic growth and attract investment.
According to him, the city will be a hub for film production, post-production, visual effects, and ancillary services that support filmmaking.
“We envision a film city that is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, sound stages, editing suites, production offices, and everything necessary to bring the magic of the silver screen to life,” he said.