Nigerian-born, North American-raised, Femi’s film career hit its stride professionally and artistically with his second film, God’s Own Country. Femi created God’s Own Country to explore and bring attention to the issues that concern Africa and her Diaspora when trying to start a new life in North America. As Femi puts it, “Telling universal stories from an African perspective.”
On the back of the success of God’s Own Country, Femi wrote and directed the romantic comedy, Brooklyn Shakara. Brooklyn Shakara has been screened at festivals around the world, including a screening for Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan in Los Angeles.
In addition to writing and directing, Femi has made a conscious effort to be an active participant in shaping the discourse that surrounds Africa and her Diaspora. In service of this, Femi has appeared as a panellist at the Columbia University African Economic Forum on “Africa Turning Golden: How a Continent is Moving Forward.”
Most recently, Femi taught a master class on networking at the British Film Institute Southbank (http://www.bfi.org.uk/) in London during their 6th Annual Future Film Festival. When not writing scripts and collaborating on new projects, Femi can often be found charting his course for world domination….stay tuned!
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