Nollywood Portraits

NOLLYWOOD PORTRAITS: A RADICAL BEAUTY

Alexx Ekubo
Actor
Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State,
Nigeria
Over 50 movies & counting
Career highlights: Winner of Fastest
Emerging African Screen Talent Award,
Screen Nation Film & Television
Awards in London, UK (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.467 x 40.667 in. / 92.63 x 103.29 cm

Genevieve Nnaji
Actress and producer
Born in Amaimo, Imo State, Nigeria
Over 100 movies
Career highlights: She is arguably the reigning queen of Nollywood and is most beloved by ardent fans all over Nigeria, Africa and the diaspora. Winner of Best Actress of the Year, City People Awards (2001), Best Actress in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards (2005); selected as the brand ambassador for telecom giant, Etisalat; conferred Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan for her contribution to the entertainment industry.

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.547 x 40 in. / 92.83 x 101.6 cm

Kiki Omeili
Actress
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
32 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best
Supporting Actress, African Film Awards
(2012), Best Supporting Actress, Golden
Icon Academy Movie Awards (2015),
and Best Actress, In-Short Film Festival,
Lagos (2015)
Kiki Omeili

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

O.C. Ukeje
Actor
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
30 movies
Career highlights: Winner of several
awards including Best Upcoming Actor,
Africa Movie Academy Awards (2008),
Best New Actor, City People Awards
(2010), and Best Actor, Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2015)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Iretiola Doyle
Actress
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
20 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actress
in a Leading Role, Golden Icons
Academy Movie Awards (2013) and Best
Actress in a Leading Role, Nollywood
Movie Awards (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Jim Iyke Esomugha
Actor, producer, and entrepreneur
Born in Libreville, Gabon
110 movies
Career highlight: Directorial debut
in Visible Difference

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Beverly Naya
Actress
Born in London, UK
15 movies
Career highlights: Nominated by
the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
as Best Supporting Actress for Before
30 (2016); became a Dark and Lovely
brand ambassador

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Gbenro Ajibade
Actor, producer, host, and model
Born in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
15 movies and over 200 episodes in a TV series
Career highlights: Best Actor/Model,
Nigerian Models Achievers’ Award,
Best Youth Act, Tush Awards, Best Actor,
Scream Awards

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Mary Lazarus
Actress
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
40 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Most
Outstanding Photography Model –
Female at Nigerian Models Achievers’
Award (2010); nominated as Best Actress
in a Drama, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice
Awards (2016) and Best New Actress,
Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
(2013)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Cossy Orjiakor
Actress and entrepreneur
Born in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Over 40 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Most
Distinctive and Daring Artist, Nollywood
Europe Golden Awards (2015)
and Most Promising Female Act,
Gbedu Awards (2012)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Taiwo Ajai-Lycett
Actress, producer, director, and host
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
10 movies and several TV series in the UK and Nigeria
Career highlights: Inducted as Fellow of the Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists (1992); conferred Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by President Olusegun Obasanjo (2006); awarded the Professor Pat Utomi’s Centre for Values in Leadership 23rd CVL Leader Without Title (LWT), Sector Leadership, Award of Excellence of Exceptional Leadership in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution in Redefining the Nigerian Entertainment Sector (2015)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30.467 x 40.667 in. / 77.39 x 103.29 cm

Daniel K. Daniel
aka DKD
Actor
Born in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
24 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actor,
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
(2016), Best New Actor, City People
Awards (2014) and Revelation of the Year,
Best of Nollywood Awards (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Lilian Esoro Franklin
Actress
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
31 movies
Career highlights: Nominated as Best
Actress in a Comedy, Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2013) and as
Best Actress of the Year, Nigerian
Broadcasters Merit Awards (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Richard Mofe Damijo
Actor
Born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
Over 70 movies
Career highlights: Winning Best Actor,
Africa Movie Academy Awards (2005)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Kehinde Bankole
Actress
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
10 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actress
in a Drama, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice
Awards (2015), Best TV Actress, Nigerian
Broadcasters Merits Awards (2014), and
Revelation of the Year, Best of Nollywood
Awards (2009)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.467 x 40.667 in. / 92.63 x 103.29 cm

Sadiq Daba
Actor, producer, and director
Born in Kumasi, Ghana
Over 60 movies and TV productions
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actor,
Africa Movie Academy Awards (2015),
Best of Nollywood Awards (2015),
and Industry Merit Award, Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2016)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Ebube Nwagbo
Actress and producer
Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria
Over 70 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actress,
ZAFAA African Film Academy Awards,
London (2008), Best Supporting Actress,
African Muzik Magazine Awards, United
States (2014), Best Supporting Actress,
Best of Nollywood Awards (2015)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Enyinna Nwigwe
Actor
Born in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
40 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best
Actor, Nollywood and Africa Film
Critics’ Awards (2015) and Best Actor,
City People Awards (2012)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Wale Ojo
Actor
Born in London, UK
15 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actor,
Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2010);
nominated for Africa Movie Academy
Awards (2011) and as Best Actor in a
Comedy, Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice
Awards (2015)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Paul Obazele

Paul Obazele
Actor, director, and producer
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
Over 40 movies
Career highlights: Elected National
President, Association of Movie
Producers, Nigeria and Provost,
Film Cooperative of Nigeria

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Paul Obazele
Ivie Okujaye

Ivie Okujaye
Actress, writer, and producer
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Over 10 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Young
Actor, Africa Movie Academy Awards
(2012) and the Trailblazer Award, Africa
Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (2013)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Ivie Okujaye
Joke Silva

Joke Silva
Actress and producer
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
60 international and local movies
Career highlights: Conferred the Member
of the Order of the Federal Republic
Award by the Nigerian government;
winner of Best Actor in a Leading Role,
Africa Movie Academy Awards (2006) and
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Africa
Movie Academy Awards (2008)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Joke Silva
Tamara Eteimo

Tamara Eteimo
Actress
Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State,
Nigeria
35 movies
Career highlights: Nominated as
Best Supporting Actress, Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2014),
Best Supporting Actress, Nigeria
Entertainment Awards (2014), and
Best Supporting Actress, Golden Icons
Academy Movie Awards (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Tamara Eteimo
Daniella Chioma Okeke

Daniella Chioma Okeke
Actress and producer
Born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
50 movies
Career highlights: Nominated as Best
Actress, Africa Movie Academy Awards
(2014), Nigeria Entertainment Awards
(2014) and Nollywood Movie Awards
(2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Daniella Chioma Okeke
Julius D’Genius Agwu

Julius D’Genius Agwu
Actor, comedian, entertainer, and author
Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
15 movies and several TV series and stage plays
Career highlights: Created Musicomedy;
is the first Nigerian comedian to start
a solo comedy show, Crack Ya Ribs
(both locally and internationally)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Julius D’Genius Agwu
Reginald Chiedu Ofodile

Reginald Chiedu Ofodile
Actor, writer, and also a lawyer
Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria
14 movies
Career highlights: Winner of the BBC
African Performance Award, London
(1997) and the Warehouse Theatre
International Playwriting Award (1997)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Reginald Chiedu Ofodile
Chelsea Eze

Chelsea Eze
Actress
Born in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
30 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Award
for Most Promising Talent, Africa Movie
Academy Awards (2010)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Chelsea Eze
Tina Amuziam

Tina Amuziam
Actress and producer
Born in Delta State, Nigeria
Over 100 movies
Career highlights: Recognized as a
cultural ambassador for Delta State;
winner of the Industry Builders Award,
ZAFAA African Film Academy Awards,
London (2006) and the Nigeria Celebrity
Awards (2012)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 40 x 36 in. / 101.6 x 91.44 cm

Tina Amuziam
Udoka Oyeka

Udoka Oyeka
Actor, director, writer, and producer
Born in Dallas, Texas
4 movies
Career highlights: 8 Africa Magic Viewers’
Choice Awards nominations for Living Funeral

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Udoka Oyeka
Monalisa Chinda

Monalisa Chinda
Actress, director, talk show host, and entrepreneur
Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State,
Nigeria
Over 150 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actress,
Afro Nollywood Awards (2009);
nominated as Best Actress in a Leading
Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards
(2014); launched a nationally syndicated
TV talk show (2015)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.667 x 40.463 in. / 93.13 x 102.78 cm

Monalisa Chinda
Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu
Actor, TV host, and model
Born in Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria
15 movies
Career highlights: Winner of the First and
Only Big Brother Africa All Stars (2010),
Best New Actor, Golden Icons Academy
Movie Awards (2014), and Entertainment
Personality of the Year, Nigeria
Entertainment Awards (2012)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.467 x 40.667 in. / 92.63 x 103.29 cm

Uti Nwachukwu
Shawn “Faqua” Ibekwute

Shawn “Faqua” Ibekwute
Actor
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
25 movies
Career highlights: 5 nominations for his
first cinema feature film, Lagos Cougars,
including an Africa Movie Academy
Award for Best Young/Promising Actor
(2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Shawn “Faqua” Ibekwute
Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor

Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor
Actress
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
10 movies
Career highlights: Winner of
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
(The Meeting), Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2015)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 40.567 x 40.667 in. / 103.04 x 103.29 cm

Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor
Angel Ufuoma

Angel Ufuoma
Actress
Born in Delta State, Nigeria
17 movies
Career highlights: Introduced at the
Kennedy Center stage with Hollywood
star actress Vivica A. Fox as part of the
international cast at the World Premiere
of the movie Doctor Bello; winner of
Most Promising Actress, Daylight Annual
Leadership Award (2016)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Angel Ufuoma
Deyemi Okanlawon

Deyemi Okanlawon
Actor and creative entrepreneur
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
12 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actor
in an African Collaboration, Ghana Movie
Awards (2015) and Best Actor, In-Short
Film Festival (2013)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Deyemi Okanlawon
Stephanie Okereke Linus

Stephanie Okereke Linus
Actress, director, writer, and producer
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Over 100 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Overall
Best Actress, Reel Awards (2003)
and Best Overall Film Africa, Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2016)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.467 x 40.667 in. / 92.63 x 103.29 cm

Stephanie Okereke Linus
Chinonso Young

Chinonso Young
Actress
Born in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
10 movies & counting
Career highlight: Played first lead in the
award winning hit series Lekki Wives

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Chinonso Young
Belinda Effah

Belinda Effah
Actress
Born in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
30 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best
New Act, Best of Nollywood Awards
(2012), Best New Act, Golden Icons
Academy Movie Awards (2012),
and Best New Actor, Africa Movie
Academy Awards (2013)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 34.783 x 40 in. / 88.35 x 101.6 cm

Belinda Effah
Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot
Actor, director, and politician
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
Over 200 movies
Career highlights: Winner of several
awards including for Best Supporting
Actor, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice
Awards (2014), Best Actor, African
International Film Festival (2013), and Best Director, Golden Icons Academy
Movie Awards (2013)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Desmond Elliot
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade
Actress
Born in New York City, NY
Over 20 movies
Career highlights: Winner of TV Actress
of the Year, Eloy Awards (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 34.687 x 40 in. / 88.1 x 101.6 cm

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade
Ozzy Agu

Ozzy Agu
Actor and television personality
Born in Huntsville, Texas
7 movies
Career highlights: Played Professor
“Crinkum Crankum” Jojoba in Wakaa the Musical;
hosted the 2016 Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards Red Carpet

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Ozzy Agu
Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli
Actress, writer, producer, and director
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
36 movies
Career highlights: Winner of several
awards including Best Actress – Narrative
Feature, Los Angeles Movie Awards
(2010), Best Actress, Harlem International
Film Festival (2010), and Best Actress
in a Leading Role, Nigeria Entertainment
Awards (2011)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Omoni Oboli
Gideon Okeke

Gideon Okeke
Actor and producer
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
7 movies
Career highlights: Graduated from
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute,
New York (2011); winner of Best Actor
(TV series), Nigeria Entertainment
Awards, New York (2012); nominated
as Best Actor, Africa Magic Viewers’
Choice Awards, Nigeria (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Gideon Okeke
Eku Edewor

Eku Edewor
Actress and TV personality
Born in London, UK
3 movies and 2 TV series
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actress
in an African Collaboration, Ghana Movie
Awards (2014); co-anchor for 53 Extra, a
satellite TV show syndicated across Africa

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 40.467 x 40.667 in. / 102.79 x 103.29 cm

Eku Edewor
Oludotun Baiyewunmi Jacobs

Oludotun Baiyewunmi Jacobs
aka Olu Jacobs
Actor and producer
Born in Kano State, Nigeria
Over 200 international and Nigerian movies
Career highlights: The first recipient
of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice
Awards’ Life Achievement Award; winner
of Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa
Movie Academy Awards (2007);
conferred Member of the Order of the
Federal Republic by the Nigerian government

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Oludotun Baiyewunmi Jacobs
Uru Eke

Uru Eke
Actress and producer
Born in Newham, London, UK
45 movies
Career highlights: Producing her first feature film

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 34.783 x 40 in. / 88.35 x 101.6 cm

Uru Eke
Tope Tedela

Tope Tedela
Actor
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
23 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Actor
in a Drama, Africa Magic Viewers’
Choice Awards (2014), Best Actor
in a Leading Role, Nigeria Entertainment
Awards (2014), and Best Actor,
Best of Nollywood Awards (2014)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Tope Tedela
Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju
Actress and producer
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
5 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Actor
of the Year, The Future Awards (2010),
Most Promising Young Actor, Africa
Movie Academy Awards (2015), and
the Trailblazer Award, Africa Magic
Viewers’ Choice Awards (2016)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Kemi Lala Akindoju
Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze
aka Aki
Actor and entrepreneur
Born in Uzuakoli, Abia State, Nigeria
Over 70 movies
Career highlights: Winner of several
awards including Overall Best Actor
(Drama), Broadcasters Organisation
of Nigeria Award (2014), Best Comedian,
Nigeria Youth Awards (2013), Lifetime
Achievement Award, Africa Movie
Academy Awards (2010); also conferred
Member of the Order of the Federal
Republic – MFR (National Honours
Award) by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Chinedu Ikedieze
Tunde Kelani

Tunde Kelani
Filmmaker
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
14 movies
Career highlights: Founder of Mainframe
Film and Media Institute in Abeokuta
(2016)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Tunde Kelani
Chineze Anyaene

Chineze Anyaene
Director and producer
Born in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
1 movie
Career highlights: Made the highest
grossing film in cinema (2010–15);
elected Chairman, Nigeria Oscar
Selection Committee; winner
of 13 International Festival Awards
for debut feature length film Ijé

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Chineze Anyaene
Tony Abulu

Tony Abulu
Director, writer, and producer
Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria
5 movies
Career highlights: Brought 50 Nollywood
stars to the US (2004); signed a
distribution deal with US cinema chain,
AMC; founded the First Nigeria
International Film Festival (2005)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Tony Abulu
Simi Opeoluwa

Simi Opeoluwa
aka The Voodooman
Director, producer, and special effects director
Born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
39 movies
Career highlights: Winner of Best Special
Effects, Best of Nollywood Awards
(2015), Best Special Effects, THEMA
Awards (1999), and Best Special Effects
Sound-Score, Amen Awards (1999)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Simi Opeoluwa
Tope Oshin

Tope Oshin
Director and producer
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
13 movies and 4 TV series
Career highlights: Winner of Best
Programme Director, Nigerian
Broadcasters Merit Awards (2016),
Special Jury Award, Africa Movie
Academy Awards (2014), Best
Director, In-Short Film Festival (2012)
\Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Tope Oshin
Fidelis Duker

Fidelis Duker
Filmmaker and producer
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
Over 100 movies
Career highlights: Winner of several local
and international awards for making such
films as Blood Brothers (Reel Awards),
Dada Oni Paki (Cannes Short Film Corner
and Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice
Awards), and Night of Vultures (Brussels
International Film Festival); founder
of the Abuja International Film Festival
(the longest running film festival in
Anglophone West Africa); elected to
several leadership roles in the film
industry such as President of the
Directors Guild of Nigeria and Regional
Secretary General of the Federation
of Pan African Filmmakers

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm
Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Fidelis Duker
Obi Emelonye

Obi Emelonye
Director, screenwriter, and producer
Born in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
10 movies
Career highlights: Winner of several
awards including for Best Drama,
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
(2013), Best Film, Africa Movie
Academy Awards (2013), and Best
Film, Screen Nation (2012)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Obi Emelonye
Charles Novia

Charles Novia
Filmmaker
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
43 movies and 10 TV series
Career highlights: Winner of numerous
awards and nominations including
Africa Movie Academy Awards (2013),
Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series, Africa
Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (2016);
selected as a member of the Nigerian
Oscar Awards Committee for
Best Foreign Language Category

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 40 x 36 in. / 101.6 x 91.44 cm

Charles Novia
Teco Benson

Teco Benson
Director and producer
Born in Oji River, Enugu State, Nigeria
60 movies
Career highlights: Conferred Member
of the Order of the Federal Republic by
the Nigerian government (2012); winner
of several local and international awards
including Best Nigerian Film, Africa
Movie Academy Awards (2014), Best
Director, Best of Nollywood
Awards (2011), and Director of the
Year, City People Awards (2002)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Teco Benson
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Director and producer
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Over 200 movies
Career highlights: Co-founder of the
Directors Guild of Nigeria (1997);
is the first Nollywood filmmaker featured
on CNN’s Screening Room; winner
of several local and international awards

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan
Producer and director
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
5 movies
Career highlight: Made the movie
The Figurine

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36.467 x 40.667 in. / 92.63 x 103.29 cm

Kunle Afolayan
Elochukwu Anigbogu

Elochukwu Anigbogu
aka Elonel International
Film distributor and producer
Born in Amichi, Anambra State, Nigeria
75 movies

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Elochukwu Anigbogu
Chioma Ude

Chioma Ude
Founder of the Africa International
Film Festival
Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Career highlight: Celebrated
the fifth edition of the Festival

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 34.687 x 40 in. / 88.1 x 101.6 cm

Chioma Ude
Wole Alade

Wole Alade
Musician and composer
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria
4 movies
Career highlight: Found musical truth

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 36 x 40 in. / 91.44 x 101.6 cm

Wole Alade
Andy Abulu

Andy Abulu
Animation director and entrepreneur
Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria
6 shorts, including 3 Cannes entries
Career highlights: Winner of
Best Animation, Abuja International
Film Festival (2005)

Pigment on Satin Rag Paper, 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Andy Abulu