Lagos To Get 6 Art Theatres
Lagos state is seriously looking at the arts culture/entertainment sector.
The state has started in earnest, to build 6 art theaters across the state to sustain the development of the creative arts sector.
This was announced by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode while inaugurating a board of arts and culture.
He urged them to use the board to raise talents and generate events to drive the cause of the art theaters.
“The commitment of our administration to harness the huge creative talents that abound in the State in the fields of Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Sports has never been in doubt.
"The ultimate goal is to use all of these to drive tourism, create employment and increase the contribution of the non-oil sector to the State’s gross domestic product.” Governor Akinwunmi Amboide said.
Members of the board include, arts enthusiast, Polly Alakija as Chairman, with veteran thespian, Joke Silva, multiple award winning actor and movie producer, Kunle Afolayan, influential visual artist, Kolade Oshinowo and foremost artist and designer, Nike Okundaye as members.
Other members include Mobee of Badagry High, Chief Patrick Yodenu Mobee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Adesina Adeyemi and Director of Culture at the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Saidat Otulana.