Femi Odugbemi

An award-winning filmmaker, writer, photographer and a respected voice in the arts and culture circuits of Nigeria and around the continent, Odugbemi’s critically acclaimed film, Bariga Boy, won ‘Best Documentary’ prize at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

He also received the 2010 Afro pop Prize sponsored by the National Black Programming and Consortium in the United states and the Film Excellence award of the Society of the Performing Arts of Nigeria (SPAN) in 2014.

Other highlights of his career include Bar Beach Blues (Best Director, Zuma Film Festival 2006); Mama Put (Best Film, Abuja International Film Festival, 2009). His other well-acclaimed documentary works include “Ibadan: Cradle of Literati “(2008); “Oriki “(2010); “And The chain was not” (2011); Rolling dollar: A legend Untold (2014) and DO Fagunwa: Language, literature, and Literalism (2015).

Femi was a founding Producer of Tinsel, MNET Africa’s acclaimed soap opera and one of Africa’s longest- running TV shows.

He was President of the Independent Television Producers of Nigeria (ITPAN 2002-2006). He has been Head of Jury for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (2012-2015), Head of the jury of the Uganda Film Festival (2014-2016), Juror for the Emmy Awards in New York (2012&2016), and many others.

Femi’s most recent works are the feature film “Gidi blues”, which has been touring festival circuits around the world, and the acclaimed “Makoko”, a documentary on the slum dwellers by the Lagos lagoon.