iREP is made up of seasoned professionals in the Arts & Film industry with collective industry experience of over 30 years, See below the management team:
FEMI ODUGBEMI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
FEMI ODUGBEMI is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and photographer and a respected voice in Nigeria’s art and culture. His recent critically-acclaimed film “BARIGA BOY” won Best documentary at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA). He has also received the 2010 AfroPop Prize sponsored by the National Black Programming Consortium in the United States.
Other highlights of his works include “Bar Beach Blues” (Best Director, Zuma Film Festival 2006) “Mama Put” (Best Film Abuja International Film Festival 2009) and the critically- acclaimed documentaries “Ibadan – Cradle of Literati”(2008), “ORIKI”(2010) and “And the Chain was Not”(2011). Femi was the founding Producer of “TINSEL,” MNET Africa’s acclaimed daily soap-opera.
He has been President of the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (2002-2006). He has been a juror for the Emmy Awards, in New York, the TAVA Awards in Lagos, The African International Film Festival, and recently Head Judge for the Afrinolly Short film Competition and the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Femi is Co-Founder and Director of iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Lagos.
JAHMAN ANIKULAPO, Director
He studied Theatre Arts with specialty in Directing, Dramatic Theories and Criticisms at the University of Ibadan (1983 -86). He has been an Arts and Culture Journalist for over two decades, writing mostly on the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literature and Cultural Affairs.
He worked as the Arts and Media Editor of The Guardian between 1992 and 2003; and Editor of The Guardian on Sunday, 1993-2013. He has presented Nigerian films at the Milan African Film Festival and French African Film Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, where he also served on the International Jury.
He coordinated the yearly Lagos Cinema Carnival of the Committee for Relevant Art. He is on the board of the West Africa Documentary Film Forum, conveners of the yearly Real Life Film Festival in Ghana; he is part of the Traveling seminars on African Film on the platform of the AFRICAN SCREENS, which has held sessions in Portugal, Germany, Belgium, and New York.
MAKIN SOYINKA, Director
He has worked extensively in the field of documentary through his company Barollo Productions, a Film, TV, Radio, and Arts Producing and Promotion Company, which he founded in 1993. Before this he had served as associate producer (with Auric Goldman) on such project as Raw Materials and Resources in Nigeria, a 60 mins documentary on Nigeria’s natural resources, Lagos (1992).
He served as programme consultant to Africa Express: Channel 4, London (1996-1999), and CBC TV, London (1996-1999). His TV documentaries include: Technological Exposition: Nigeria’s Potential (Asst. Producer) (1992); The Courier is a Killer (Producer, 1993); Stolen Heritage, trade in antiquities, BBC 2; story researcher 1997, Stolen Goods: National Treasures, BBC 2; researcher, location manager, 2001; The Murder of Damilola Taylor, BBC 1; Consultant 2001, Car Wars, BBC; Consultant, location manager 2001; Black Heritage Festival/Badagry Slave Routes — film commissioned by LSWTC/UNESCO:2002/203. Other works include filming King Sunny Ade Concert, Eko Hotel, Lagos (2005).
Mr. Soyinka also works in the area of music video as well as the theatre.