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He is one of Nigeria’s foremost filmmakers and son of the highly respected Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade-Love). As a multi-award-winning actor, producer, and director, his works have transcended the boundaries, producing a fresh crop of new Nigerian cinematography that raises the bar with regards to what the world expects of the Nigerian Film Industry.
In his commitment to self-improvement and professional excellence, Afolayan enrolled at the New York Film Academy in 2005, and thereafter began his first full-length movie, Irapada, which gave credence to the unique ability and versatility of Kunle Afolayan as an Actor, Producer and Co-director. Afolayan has shown great tenacity by paying great attention to details, giving creative interpretation to African stories.
The works of Kunle Afolayan have garnered acclaim and set box office records to unprecedented proportions. Through his production outfit (Golden Effects Pictures and KAP Motion Pictures), Afolayan has gone to produce successful and widely acclaimed feature films, namely Irapada (Redemption), The Figurine: Araromire, Phone Swap, October 1, the chart-topping blockbuster film The C.E.O, Omugwo, Roti, The Tribunal, Mokalik, and Netflix original movie, Citation. Most of which have been featured and showcased widely at international film festivals across the globe with the recent one being the Netflix original, Swallow.
Kunle Afolayan’s Phoneswap; the first and only Nigerian film to premiere at the first edition of the Cinema Africa International Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan is now a reference point for discussing and analyzing Nigerian economic indices in Japan
His film, Citation, topped the chart as the 6th most watched movie in the world on Netflix and generated local and international positive reviews and accolades.
Tolu heads the Energy Practice Group at Perchstone & Graeys LP. With more than a decade of experience in the energy sector and having advised on complex transactions and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas sector, Tolu is one of the shining lights of the law profession in Africa.
An author and regular speaker at local and international conferences, Tolu has delivered papers at International Chambers of Commerce (ICC YAF) Conference, London (2012), the Global Oil & Gas Professional Forum, Netherlands (2013) and in several other forums.
A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Vice Chairman, training committee, section on business law, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); and mentor for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, Tolu is also a visiting lecturer at the Afe Babalola University and continues to inspire young people worldwide.
Popularly known as Delor, he is a management executive, entrepreneur, advertising sales expert, and blogger. Dele, born Ibrahim Oladele Kadiri on March 13, 1979, is a co-founder of Newswatch.ng, an online news, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle.
Dele began his career at Dana Motors after which he moved to Alwaseet in Nigeria and, later, to Timbuktu Media. He has also one of the early staff of music streaming service Spinlet before finally leaving to Transsnet Music Nigeria, where he currently is the General Manager for Boomplay Music.
At 2021 SBI Media Workshop, he will be leading the participants in a session on how to build popular content on content platforms.
The celebrity film director, content creator, editor and cinematographer, Edem has scaled innumerable obstacles in his life to attain his current status as one of Nigeria’s most sought after behind-the-camera talent.
In 2016, Edem Victor started pursuing a career in cinematography after trying and failing to learn other skills which he had been sent to learn. However, he made a breakthrough when he started making films for Instagram comedians and skit artistes.
Edem Victor is the founder of the popular social media brand: Visuals by Edem Victor, which took off a few years ago with a series of videos shot for viral Oluwadolarz.
This year at the SBI Media Workshop, Edem will teach participants how to identify and partner with stars for win-win collaborations.
Born Olalekan Buhari, Unlimited LA is a leading music video director from Nigeria. His career in directing started when he became, in 2005, an apprentice of pioneer hip-hop jockey, DJ Tee. Unlimited LA was born and raised in Lagos. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos
He has helped to translate several musical tracks into award-winning hit videos for many of Nigeria’s favourite musicians. Some of his most notable collaborators include Olamide, Reekado Banks, Phyno, Falz, and Timaya.
Aside from being a renowned music video director, Unlimited LA is also a director of advertising commercials with credits for top brands such as Samsung, Legend Extra Stout, Gala, and Glo