The EbonyLife Creative Academy, a partnership between the Lagos State Government and EbonyLife Media has been launched and is officially open to the public.
The launch which took place saw a gathering of government officials including the governor of Lagos State, Jide Sanwo-Olu, government officials as well as professionals in the film and entertainment industry.
The EbonyLife Creative Academy provides free short courses and programs to beginners and aspiring filmmakers, content producers, directors who are looking to expand and advance their skillset.
Ebonylife Media CEO Mo Abudu took to Instagram to share the story of how the EbonyLife Creative Academy came to life.
She shared the ‘before and after’ photos of the building which now houses the ELCA
She wrote: Please take a look at some of the ‘before’ pictures of this building which we took possession of in October 2020, now EBONYLIFE HQ, home to the EBONYLIFE CREATIVE ACADEMY and EBONYLIFE STUDIOS.
Our architects, Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP), assisted with design and project management for four months in turning this building around. The turnaround included all civil, mechanical and electrical works. The civil works were carried out by Eleven Hundred, M&E by Techno Myte and Fuseline. iDesign assisted with the look and feel of our interior design.
Despite the pandemic, we worked crazy hours on turning this building around. I am so so proud of all our teams that made this happen.
Interior (Ground Floor)
Speaking on the interior (ground floor) she said:
Our ground floor reception is very welcoming, with its bright and airy wall mural, also by Tolu Aliki and our handmade lampshades made right here in Nigeria by @Mitimeth
The rest of the ground floor consists of the EbonyLife Academy faculty offices, EbonyLife Studios offices, our meeting rooms and a brightly coloured screening room, that I just love ❤️ ❤️❤️designed and built by @offisdesign so our students can watch their creations in house, use it to watch other movies and for presentations
Interior (First Floor)
The first floor is dedicated to our Creative Academy classroom learning. We want our students to learn in the most conducive spaces possible. Creating a learning environment that is world-class.
The layout includes eight state-of-the-art classrooms, two lounge areas for our students. All of the classrooms have feature wall art prints, created by @WilliamsChechet, inspired by some of our movies and TV series.
The students also have a dedicated sound round for those key audio lessons.