Osun will lead Nigeria's tourism and Film making. says governor Aregbesola

Osun State Film City Project: From right: Comrade Amitolu Shittu, Toye Adeyemi, Stephen Bayly Former Head of British National Film and Television School, Ogbeni Aregbesola Executive Governor of Osun State, Mike Abiola CEO African Film Awards, Veteran actress Golda John – Abiola and Mr Akano deputy Chief of Staff Osun State Government.

A high powered delegation of Film experts and promoters recently paid a courtesy call on the governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at the governor’s office in Osogbo, Osun state.

The delegation, led by the Chief Executive of Afro-Hollywood Award, Mr Mike Abiola included Stephen Bayly, Former Head of British National Film and Television School and veteran Actress and Socialite, Mrs Golda John-Abiola.

The delegation had called on the governor on invitation as Osun State attempts to grab back its top place in the nation’s traditional and cultural Industry.

Osogbo is one of the most prominent city in Nigeria with unique cultural assets and custodian of nation’s traditional values, some unique features that has dotted the city as the future Capital of Nigeria and African Culture and Trsdition.

During this year’s Afro Hollywood Award, Mr Mike Abiola called on the Nigeria Federal government to embark on massive investment in Film production and promotion in Osun State.

Mr Abiola  cited the uniqueness of Osogbo as a citadel of Nigerian culture, saying the ancient city should be highlighted as a major Nollywood film-making centre, due to its tourism potential as the nation’s leading cultural city.

“There is no reason why the Government should not designate the state as film friendly, with incentives for film-makers,” Prince Abiola said.

As part of a progress made in the  efforts in making Osogbo a unique cultural capital, the delegation visited Osogbo for an international on the sport assessment.

Welcoming the delegate, Governor Aregbesola expressed his commitment to making Osogbo a cultural icon in the entire world telling the delegation that already, the state had set the ball rolling by holding several discussion on how to commence major Film  projects as well as establishing Osun Cultural village.