Yay! I am so proud of my husband, Linus Idahosa, and the entire DelYork team at the end of another glorious training!
DelYork as 75 graduates have emerge after immense hands-on intensive training from great movie minds around the world!
Under the tutelage of experienced professionals from Hollywood and using only the best equipment in film making, DelYork students were taught courses in editing, graphics design, directing, cinematography, special effects, production and set design, makeup and screen writing. The result of the intensive training was exhibited in the level of creativity and professionalism seen in a number of short films the students produced at the end of the workshop tagged ‘Film Made in Nigeria’.
The training course came to a climax on Friday 15th August 2014 with a well-organised Award Ceremony. The event took place at the Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos and attracted the crème de la crème from various industries who all shared a common passion for growth of Nigeria’s creative sector.
The night saw 75 participants graduate with certificates in their various areas of competences with awards presented to some outstanding students. Eight of the students’ short films were premiered at the Awards Night to a delighted audience who attested to their exceptional quality and impact on the future of Nigeria’s creative industry.
Del-York Creative Academy is an initiative of Del-York International, a media, marketing/broadcast communications and technology Services Company founded by Mr. Linus Idahosa. According to Mr Idahosa, the Academy would continue to help nurture the participants’ dreams until they get a strong footing in their chosen fields.
This year’s program was mainly supported by President Goodluck Jonathan’s Intervention Fund under the aegis of Project ACT. This fund is being managed by the Ministry of Finance headed by the co-ordinating minister of the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and His Excellency, Chief Edem Duke, Minister of Tourism. Other sponsors include Ibis Lagos Airport Hotel, the Digital Bridge Institute, Jameson and Heritage Bank.
Collectively, their four-week investment in creative Nigerians has been immensely beneficial to the individual destinies of the participants and indeed, the country’s future.