Kemi Adetiba: All you need to know about the music video director as she turns a year older today

Posted on January 08 2016 , at 10:12 am
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Kemi Adetiba
Kemi Adetiba is a year older today. Photo: Filed

Kemi Adetiba, award-winning Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director whose works have appeared on Channel O, MTV Base, and BET, is a year older today, January 8, 2016.

Born in Lagos, Kemi Adetiba started her journey into the media as a young child when she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand, OMO, towing the path of her father, Dele Adetiba, a veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries who played a pivotal role in the development in Nigeria.

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

Kemi Adetiba began to make a transition from being a voice on radio to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on MNet, which includes Studio 53 and Temptation Nigeria, which she presented alongside Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa. Kemi was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons.

After years of success being in front of the camera, Adetiba 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.

Kemi Adetiba’s short film Across a Bloodied Ocean was screened at the 2009 Pan Africa Film Festival and National Black Arts Festival.

Kemi’s other upcoming projects include multiple films and a social-media-driven charity, #PayItForward.

Some of the awards her works have won include Best Female Video for the song ‘Ekundayo’ by TY Bello at the Soundcity Music Video Awards, Best Female Video for the song ‘Today na Today’ by  Omawunmi at the  2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Adetiba’s most recent works are music video direction of Waje’s ‘Onye’ which features Tiwa Savage, Olamide‘s ‘Anifowose’, ‘Sitting on the Throne’ and Bez‘s R&B single ‘Say.’

Kemi was nominated for Best Music Video Director of the Year at The Headies 2014 and won City People Entertainment Award 2015 Best Music Video Director Of The Year.

Join us in wishing her happy birthday!


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