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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kemi Adetiba

The beautiful Nigerian filmmaker and music video director whose work have appeared on MTV Base, Channel O and BET, Kemi Adetiba was born on 8 January 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria. She started her journey into the media as a young child where she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand OMO. She started out professionally as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM where she shortly after became the voice behind two nationally syndicated hit shows: Soul’d Out and Sunday at the Seaside. She was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons. She won the City People Entertainment Award for Best Music Video Director Of The Year (2015). There is no doubt that the 36-years-old filmmaker and music video director is definitely a force to be reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the beautiful Nigerian music video director and filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba:

1. Kemi Adetiba was born on 8 January 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. Her father is a veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries, Dele Adetiba who played a pivotal role in  the development in Nigeria.

3. She started her journey into the media as a young child where she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand OMO.

4. She started out professionally as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM where she shortly after became the voice behind two nationally syndicated hit shows: Soul’d Out and Sunday at the Seaside.

5. She was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons.

6. She recently enrolled into the New York Film Academy to learn the ropes about being behind the cameras and today, her bodies of work as a director are spread across the African continent and beyond its borders.

7. Her short film titled “Across a Bloodied Ocean” was screened at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival and at the National Black Arts Festival.

8. She has won multiple awards including the Best Female Video for the song “Ekundayo” by TY Bello at the Soundcity TV Music Video Awards and Best Female Video for the song “Today na Today” by Omawumi at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

9. She was also nominated for Best Music Video Director of the Year at The Headies 2014.

10. She won the City People Entertainment Award for Best Music Video Director Of The Year (2015). She has also worked with prominent entertainment stars like Banky W, Olamide, Niyola and Lynxxx to mention a few.

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