Tagging himself, The Yoruba language and culture flag bearer, this film maker has taken to his craft in a mission to not just entertain, but entertain whilst spreading the culture and tradition he loves. He is also an entrepreneur, who owns his own farm dealing in crop Farming and Animal Husbandry; Piggery, Cashew nut farming, fishery and more. Last year he launched iNAKI TV, a spectacular Movie channel focused on telling African related stories, an outfit under his production company, Kingkong Productions.
Olubiyi Oluwatobiloba, more known by his personas “Àgbà” or “Oli Ekun is a content creator who uses comedy to convey the Yoruba culture to world. He has even noted that the use of Yourba in his content is sometimes instinctive and unintentional, but it’s what occurs naturally to him, so he rolls with it. Culture for this creative plays a huge part in the creativity process for the ideation of his content. He is the Founder of The Prestigious Philanderer’s Club.
He is a cultural strategist and creative director focused, on cultural advocacy in relation to Africa and its diaspora using storytelling. His work has led him to collaborate with companies’ like Uber, Bumble, and Foot Locker in an effort to promote the beauty of African culture. He is man devout to the cause of showing Africa to the world. His work has been featured on billboards and national newspapers across the UK, as well as in exhibitions and on platforms such as Afropunk, Gal-Dem, and Blavity. He is currently an independent project manager. Prior to this, he worked as communication manager for Art X Collective.
Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a writer with a burning enthusiasm for her Igbo Language and Culture. Her passion for the Igbo language is so fervent that she scripted a new writing system for the Igbo Language, called Ndebe, a writing system she has been working on since as far back as 2009. Her goal for doing this was to fill the gap created by the suppression of natural growth of the Igbo language due to colonialism and missionary evangelism. She runs the platform; Sexy Igbo, a community where one can nurture their Igbo language fluency to an advanced level; in a fun way. She is also a developer focused on iOS engineering.
Bella Anne C. Ndubuisi
Bella Anne C. Ndubuisi is a Cultural Affairs Specialist in the United States Embassy, Abuja. She has a ton experience with international liaison having been a Cultural Affairs Specialist for the past nine years now, in the US department of State. Her role on the job has been to strengthen the diplomatic and cultural relationship between the US and Nigeria. Her focus however is on young people, especially in building their leadership capacity and forging a career path. She also serves in an advisory capacity to youth led CSOs. She is a well versed policy analyst and seasoned project manager.
For Chinedu Okafor, its all about making an impact with words, creating a profound impression on the audience with the intended narrative.