Hi guys! I hope you’re having a fab weekend.
Last weekend was the graduation ceremony of 75 participants of the recently concluded Del-York Creative Academy in Lagos. So sad I missed the awesome event 🙁
I’m so grateful to all my friends from the Industry who made the event – Monalisa Chinda, Segun Arinze and Ufoma Ejenobor-McDermott and lent their support.
These participants went through a remoulding process under the tutelage of great minds from the American film industry. The workshop tagged ‘Film Made In Nigeria’ took place at the Digital Bridge Institute, Lagos where the participants were trained in courses such as editing, graphics design, directing, film making, special effects, production and set design, makeup and screen writing.
During the duration of the workshop, the students shot several short films which are a testament to the world-standard quality of training they received at the Academy. I have seen some of these films and was amazed at how they were able to display such a high level of creativity and professionalism after a four-week course!
The event took place on Friday 15th August 2014 at the Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos. It was one of class, colour and style as it attracted the crème de la crème from various industries who all shared a common passion for growth of Nigeria’s creative sector. Also in attendance was the Consular-General of France to Nigeria, Mr Francois Sastourne, and seasoned Lawyer and Partner at Abraham & Co Solicitors Mena Ajakpovi.
There is no doubt that Nollywood is set for a revolution as these bright minds are ready to take the Industry by storm. Check out some photos from the Award Night & Graduation Ceremony.
Evon Barros, Editing & Graphics Instructor DCA 2014
Sara Rabuse, Makeup Instructor DCA 2014
Jamal Speakes, Cinematography Instructor DCA 2014
Mena Ajakpovi, Segun Arinze, Monalisa Chinda & Linus Idahosa
Andrea Giaccaglia flanked by some lecturers and students
Deji Ajose-Ojikutu, Wendelyn Slipakoff, Folake Faranpoju & Sara Rabuse
Queen Martins and DCA Alumni & Nollywood Actress Tamara Eteimo
Segun, Sesan Otunba, John Kamara & Linus Idahosa
Tope Tedela, Co-host of the night
Mary Lazarus, Tamara Eteimo & James Omokwe
Linus Idahosa & the Consular General of France to Nigeria Francois Sastourne
Francois Sastourne – The Consular General of France to Nigeria sharing a few words with some lectures of DCA 2014 from America
Sika Ossai, Tope Tedela & Temisan Ikomi
A bird’s eye view of the hall showing the lovely decor
Linus Idahosa addressing the audience
Soloist Palmera singing the National Anthem
Graduating class singing the National Anthem
Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia – Head, Marketing & Media Corporate Communications Del-York International
Monalisa Chinda makes her way to the stage
Ufuoma Ejenobor-McDermott makes her way to the stage
Cross Section of stakeholders from Hollywood and Nollywood during the forum Conversations with Nollywood
A view of the audience and panelists during the ‘Conversations with Nollywood’ session
One of the graduating students asks a question
Stakeholders from Hollywood
Stakeholders from Nollywood
Linus Idahosa Convener of Conversations with Nollywood congratulating stakeholders from Hollywood and Nollywood
Performing Artiste Pita thrilling the audience
Ebele Enebeli & Deji Falope give a warm applause
A warm applause from a cross section of the faculty of the DCA 2014
Monalisa Chinda & Sara Rabuse flanked by some of the best graduating students
I love the energy and spirit of the Del-York Creative Academy Team. After a successful event, it was time to have some fun!
Selfies with Linus Idahosa
Selfies with Grant Housley
Selfies with Sara Rabuse
The amazing Del-York Team