Today is WomanCrushWednesday and our Woman Crush is the fierce, talented, and an extraordinary Visual queen Kemi Adetiba. Born in Lagos on January 8, 1980, Kemi Adetiba is a Filmmaker, Music videos, and television director. Kemi Adetiba got her first taste of the media industry as a little girl accompanying her father, Dele Adetiba, to radio and television stations. Dele Adetiba is a renowned veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries, playing a pivotal role in their development in Nigeria. It was not long before he threw his daughter in front of the camera, where she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand OMO.
Though a law school graduate, Kemi has, in a short space of time, excelled in the entertainment both in Nigeria and across sub-saharan Africa. She started out professionally in the media world as a radio presenter with Rhythm Fm 93.7. She switched over to producing and presenting shows on television. She got interested in filmmaking and enrolled into the New York Film Academy to hone her skills.
Kemi’s short film ”Across a Bloodied Ocean” was screened at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival and National Black Arts Festival. Her very first feature film, “The Wedding Party”, a Nigerian romantic comedy film, got premiered opening night, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as the opening film of the City-to-City Spotlight. The film is a total groundbreaking movie.
Kemi Adetiba is a world class cinematographer who is the brain behind most of the most popular music videos around here including, My Darling -Tiwa Savage, Sitting On The Throne -Olamide, Anifowose -Olamide, Toh Bad -Niyola, Tease Me -Wizkid, If I Die -Dagrin, Aduke -Tjan, Ekundayo -TY Bello, among others. A world traveller, food lover, with a boisterous nature, articulate and brilliant, friendly and down to earth, Kemi is our woman crush #90 and we are so loving her.
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