Adze Ugah was educated in Nigeria at the National Film Institute, Jos and graduated with a distinction in Motion Picture Production. In 2001 he wrote, produced and directed his first video feature, VIYA, which earned him a Nigerian National Film and Video Censors Board award. He later attended the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) and majored in Motion Picture Directing and Scriptwriting.
His early work experiences in the SA film and Television industry include serving as 2nd assistant director in the early seasons of the SABC 1 television drama series Home Affairs and the feature film series Heart lines. He then went on to serve as 1st assistant director on other South African television shows such as City Sesla.
He has since featured as one of several directors on other television drama series such as Society, Zone 14 and Jacob’s Cross.
Adze has one documentary to his credit, the multiple award-winning ‘Burning Man’ and is currently involved in various stages of production of other film, documentary and television projects. Adze was the writer and director of the acclaimed local feature, Gog’ Helen which has received high praise from critics and audiences alike. Adze served as lead Director on Mzansi Magic’s massively popular telenovela, Isibaya.
Born in Johannesburg South Africa, Kirsty is fluent in Microsoft Office and Quickbooks as well as Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and After Effects and Protools. She has extensive experience in budgeting and financial projections both for the production and post-production of a wide range of video and film productions, digital media as well as live shows and events.
Kirsty has excellent people management skills and work well within a team with over 4 years experience in managing the operations of a production company, growing it from a small business employing 8 staff members to a medium sized business employing 26 permanent staff.
She also runs and manages a medium sized crewing business, navigating it successfully through the collapse of the SABC and a worldwide recession. Kirsty has trained and supervised a number of staff of various skill levels and seniority. She has quite a good instinct for people and have a knack for putting together competent and complimentary teams.
Darlington Abuda has over the past 10 years been a prolific journalist and event organizer with several of his articles published in reputable newspaper outfits in Nigeria including The Guardian on Saturday, New Age Newspaper, Daily Independent Newspaper and The Union Newspaper where he covered Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Nollywood beats emerging as one of the winners of the maiden edition of the Nigerian Breweries Plc Golden Pen Awards 2009.
His coverage of these beats resulted in his being invited to various international trips including 2008 & 2009 Durban International Film Festival, The Big Brother Reality Show in South Africa 2009 & a cultural tour of Berlin in 2009 at the behest of the Goethe Institute Lagos. A consummate communicator, Darlington has worked on pioneering various campus & lifestyle magazines like Kampus Xclusive and AY. In 2010 Darlington took a sabbatical from active duties at the agency for 10 months to develop the Media arm of Chain Reactions Nigeria, a fast rising public relations and strategy development company and effectively handled clients such as Terra Kulture, Lekki Free Zone, Firstbank and LASAA etc.
He is coordinator of The Joker Comedy Competition which holds Monthly in Lagos and currently the General Manager of Corporate World Entertainment Limited and a movie producer who has worked on projects such as 30 DAYS IN ATLANTA and A TRIP TO JAMAICA. His first self-produced film is titled FUSION and it featured Ireti Dolye, Victor Olaotan, Ayo Makun, Bucci Franklin, Beverly Naya, Seun Akindele and Yvonne Jegede.
Keni Ogunlola is a British and Nigerian Film Director and Screenwriter. His TV Pilot titled LODGERS was filmed in London in 2016 and has screened in over 15 international Film Festivals including FESPACO and WORLD Cinema Amsterdam. It also won the Best Short Film at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and is currently in development with Canal+ International for the series which films later this year. In addition to writing the screenplay for TEN DAYS IN SUN CITY, Keni was producer (London Unit) on ROYAL HIBISCUS HOTEL, an upcoming feature by EbonyLife Films
Patrick Odjegba, sometimes credited as Patrick O Odjegba, is a Nigerian film editor, cinematographer, producer and director. He is best known for editing 2014 Nollywood breakout movie 30 Days in Atlanta as well as directing, producing and editing Dreamers (2014) AY’s Crib Season 1 & 2 (2012/13), Darmians Homes (2015), Extended Family (2008) and A Trip to Jamaica (2016) which featured Ayo Makun, Ramsey, Eric Anthony Roberts, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Paul Campbell, Funke Akindele, amongst others.
He was awarded the Best Editor Golden Movies Awards 2015 for 30 Days In Atlanta.