One of Africa’s leading women and multiple award-winning motion picture professional, Tope Oshin, is glad to announce her latest project and first documentary titled, AMAKA’S KIN – The Women Of Nollywood.
According to Tope Oshin, the documentary which archives women in film-making, is dedicated to the memory of the late Nigerian amazon filmmaker and TV mogul, Amaka Igwe, who died in April 2014.
Amaka Igwe was a prolific, award-winning and critically acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive. She is recognized as one of the second generation of filmmakers who pioneered the video film era of Nigerian cinema, and she remained a prominent figure in the industry until her death.
AMAKA’S KIN chronicles the journey and challenges of female directors working within the Nigerian motion picture industry popularly known as Nollywood.
“AMAKA’S KIN – The Women Of Nollywood” stars female filmmakers like Mildred Okwo, Michelle Bello, Stephanie Linus, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Pat Oghre Imobhio, Jadesola Osiberu, Adeola Osunkojo, Dolapo Lowladee Adeleke, Belinda Yanga Agedah, Ema Edosio
The film is written, directed and produced by Tope Oshin, cinematography is by Segun Adekoya, Ema Edosio, Ebenezer Sogo and Ade Oshin. It is edited by Ade Oshin, Music Score and Sound Design by Truth.
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The director and producer, Tope Oshin directed 350 episodes of Africa’s biggest daily soap opera, Tinsel and 96 episodes of popular African telenovela, Hotel Majestic.
Oshin, who has served as Juror for the International Emmy Awards 2015, Eko International Film Festival 2015, and the AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards) 2016, has featured on CNN twice; on CNN’S INSIDE AFRICA and CNN.COM, and also on German TV, DW Deutshe Welle TV while attending Berlinale 2015.