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Meet the Faculty Members of the Inside Nollywood Film Journalism Fellowship + Other Updates
Here are some updates on the Fellowship because we promised to take you on this journey with us.
We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received since we announced this fellowship and we do not take it for granted.
Applications have closed and we have put the selection committee to task. We received over a hundred applications from across Africa and honestly, we did not expect the response we got.
But, we guess it proves our theory and our core motivation for putting this together. Like we said in the first post, we ask filmmakers to be better yet we have not created the framework for better film press. This fellowship is a solid step to ensuring this. If we had doubts before, we no longer have them because your support and responses show that this is long overdue.
We have enlisted some of the best in the industry to help us make this successful. They have agreed to dedicate their time to teaching and mentoring the twenty fellows in this cohort. They are our heroes and we’d like you to meet them, follow them, support their work and thank them for us.
Meet the Facilitators
Precious Nwogu is a film journalist with nearly a decade of experience reporting on the Nollywood film industry and spearheading tough conversations about the film space. She writes under the pseudonym Mamazeus.
Anita is a communications expert, researcher and data journalist. In the last five years, she has been actively committed to growing the media and film industries through research for development. Her works, including articles, analysis and consultancy are focused on improving the industry by creating workable roadmaps.
Daniel is a film journalist whose writing has appeared on OkayAfrica, Africa is a Country and Strangers Guide. He is also co-founder of the analytical film media company, Inside Nollywood.
Jerry Chiemeke is a writer, editor and film critic. His works have appeared in The Africa Report, The Republic, The Johannesburg Review of Books, Africine, Netng, Bellanaija and The Lagos Review, among others. In 2021 and 2022, Chiemeke covered the Blackstar International Film Festival in Philadelphia as a film journalist. He is an alumnus of the Talents Durban initiative.
Iroko Critic are Nollywood enthusiasts committed to fostering conversation about and spurring enthusiasm for the film industry. Since 2020, Iroko Critic has reviewed and produced a ton of Nollywood with a majority getting recognised in and out of the Nollywood community by filmmakers and audience members alike.
Alongside creating Nollywood content, they host ‘Nollywood Film Club’, a live weekly show where a Nollywood film is discussed with an interactive audience often consisting of first-time viewers and film enthusiasts.
Damilare is the Director of Content at Shock NG, one of Nollywood’s leading media platforms.
An indisputable digital media nerd, Damilare is constantly looking for a framework to make niche content ideas profitable.
Olamide Àdìó is a Nigerian writer and essayist. His work has appeared in The Republic, Agbowo, Brittlepaper, and others. He writes from a Rainbow in Ìbàdàn. He was recently a staff critic at WhatKeptMeUp.com, a foremost African film platform.
Ikeade Oriade is the founder and Managing Editor of What Kept Me Up. As a critic, he seeks to constantly assess the nature of film, society and culture. As a daily student of film, he hopes to watch everything cinema has made available at some point.
Grey is an award-winning multimedia journalist with a career spanning both broadcast and print/digital journalism. He's a trained Radio Producer at the National Broadcast Academy [formerly FRCN Training School], the training arm of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. He also holds a professional certification in Film Critiquing from the Film Companion College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He won the Olu Aboderin Entertainment Reporter of the Year award at the Nigerian Media Merit Awards in 2021.
In April 2022, Grey co-founded The Film Conversation as a platform to advance the conversations about Nigerian films.
Tambay Obenson is a renowned film critic, producer and CEO of Akoroko, an African cinema-focused online platform. He’s a former staff writer for IndieWire, where he focused on African-American film and television. He has now shifted his focus to African cinema with Akoroko.
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