Diary of a DOP

Diary of a DOP: Winning my First Cinematography Award in Houston

Diary of a DOP: there are times when you want to give up on your talent cos they say talent does not pay. When we were young, we were told our only way to success was to become doctors, engineers or lawyers otherwise the future would be bleak but I decided to silence doubts and never give up on my dreams. It took me 10 years to produce my own movie. 10 years of believing someday my time will come. 10 years of paying my dues. It made me stronger and more experienced.

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On Set with Terri Vaughn & Lil Zane

Diary of a DOP: sometimes working with celebrities is tasking as some can be divas on set but these stars right here were amazing and down to earth. From watching you both on the screen of Dr Dolittle and Steve Harvey Show, to working with you on the set of cultural clash, you both are passionate, hardworking and able to play your roles perfectly to a natural state.

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Diary of a DOP: on set with Prof Wole Soyinka

Diary of a DOP: on set with Prof Wole Soyinka, the man who motivated us as Nigerian children to read and have the power of words. I remember reading “The Lion and the Jewel” and was intrigued by the story of Sidi and Lakunle, a couple so in love but culture and traditions and logic made Sidi choose the Baroka. That was when I knew the power of Prof Soyinka’s mind in creating an unpredictable ending in his story that could be controversial.

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Filming with Evander Holyfield

Diary of a DOP: Legends are made through hard work, passion and dedication. When you meet a legend, you stand in admiration of the struggle it took to build a name. People celebrate the glory but don’t wanna know the story. Met Evander Holyfield; four time champion and a man known for his great skills and epic battle in defeating Mike Tyson. He was humble and I decided at least I could fight him with the camera if not my fist. 🙂

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Filming with Lisa Raye

Diary of a DOP: on set of Jim Iyke’s movie “Caller 25” with famous Lisa Raye. Always admired her acting from Players Club, Single Ladies, the Real McCoy, etc and it was great working with her in person. She is passionate and takes her work very seriously no matter the challenge.

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Cultural Clash Movie in Nigerian Cinemas on August 9, 2019

Nationwide cinemas will be releasing the amazing international blockbuster award winning movie to the Nigerian screen. Don't miss it!

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