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Nigerian Writer/Director, Niji Akanni, is an established screenwriter and director in the Nigerian film and television practice. He holds a B.A. (Dramatic Arts) of the University of Ife, an M.A. (Film Studies) of the University of Ibadan, and an M.F.A (Screenplay Writing & Film Directing) of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Film Narrative and Aesthetics at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
He has written many award-winning films for first-rate Nigerian producers, including Dangerous Twins and Playing Games (for Tade Ogidan), Saving Alero (for Francis Onwochei) and Narrow Path (for Tunde Kelani).
He has directed three 35mm short films (Just Do It, Hollywood Goodbyes and Vini Vidi) as well as home-videos (including Jogun O Mi, Bojuboju, and Ewe Oju Omi), and several TV Drama Series/Sitcoms as well as documentaries. He is currently the Director of Nowhere to be Found, a weekly TV soap-opera from the stable of AK Media Concepts, now in its fourth season and showing on TV channels across Nigeria, UK, US and Italy.
He has also featured as Director in all the top Reality TV shows in Nigeria, including Amstel Malta Box Office (Season One, 2005), Big Brother Nigeria (2006) and The Apprentice Africa (2008). In 2009, he co-directed the second season of the Oceanic Bank Football Talent Hunt TV Show featuring Jay Jay Okocha.
He directed Abobaku, a Super16mm celluloid film, produced by Femi Odugbemi's DVWORX, as Nigeria's entry for the 2008 MNET New Directions project. This work was adjudged the Best Short Film at the 2010 ZUMA Film Festival in Abuja, Nigeria. It was also chosen as the Best Short Film at the TERRACOTA Film & Television Awards which held on July 17, 2010 in Lagos.