The Nigerian movie industry has for several years, kept many movie lovers entertained, and is not any doubt liable for the celebrity and fortune of the many celebrities today. Interestingly, more women are becoming involved in filmmaking and it is not just ahead of the screen. Several years ago, female producers and directors weren’t numerous within the industry because the technical aspect of movie-making was mostly male-dominated. PAY ATTENTION: Legit.ng is on a mission to support vulnerable children of Calabar – join the initiative on Patreon, let’s change more lives together! However, tons of things have changed about the movie industry and this includes the amount of talented women doing wonders behind the camera.
In no particular order, below are seven female directors doing amazing work in Nollywood:
1. Biodun Stephen
Ever since her debut hit, The Visit, Biodun Stephen has remained consistent in putting out mindblowing films that have earned her applause from Nollywood movie lovers. This is yet another prolific Nollywood director whose works need no introduction. Although she started out as a radio presenter, Adetiba began directing music videos before eventually going into Nollywood. Some of her films include The Wedding Party, and King of Boys Read more:
2. Kemi Adetiba
This is yet another prolific Nollywood director whose works need no introduction. Although she started out as a radio presenter, Adetiba began directing music videos before eventually going into Nollywood. Some of her films include The Wedding Party, and King of Boys.
3. Emem Isong
A Nigerian screenwriter, film producer, and director, Emem Isong has no doubt made a name for herself in the industry. Some of her directorial works include Ayamma, Apaye, Reload among a host of others
4. Omoni Oboli
Oboli is one among the many actresses who – having made a name for themselves on TV- have gone behind the camera to create even more magic. The prolific actress directed the movie, Love is War as well as the comedy film, Moms at War in which she starred.
5. Blessing Effiom Egbe
Writer, producer and director, Blessing Effiom Egbe, is one filmmaker doing great in Nollywood. The actress and former model is famous for directing and producing the popular Lekki Wives. She is also the writer and producer of the hit movie Two Brides And A Baby.
6. Bolanle Austen-Peters
She is a Nigerian businesswoman and award-winning film and theatre director. Her film company, BAP Productions has produced various musical including Fela and the Kalakuta Queens. It has also produced several films, including 93 Days and Bling Lagosians.
7. Mildred Okwo
Although her latest film, La Femme Anjola is currently the talk of the town, Okwo is responsible for movies such as The Meeting, 30 Days and Suru L’ere.
The Nigerian film industry is full of talented people who have continued to serve major entertainment for movie lovers and some of these stars have interesting family backgrounds. It is no news that Nollywood is home to a lot of thespians from different parts of the country. However, the door has never been shut to biracial talents and some of these stars are unarguably fan favourites.