Kemi Adetiba is a renowned Nigerian movie maker, television director and music video director. She has featured prominently on Channel O, MTV Base, Soundcity tv, BET and Nwrdlix.
She was born in Lagos on January 8, 1980 into the family of Dele and Mayen Adetiba. Her mother is an engineer and actress.
Kemi hails from Ekiti State in south western Nigeria.
Kemi’s Educational Background
Kemi Adetiba holds bachelor’s Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Lagos.
Adetiba also studied at the New York Film Academy where she learnt about being behind the cameras.
Kemi Adetiba’s Career
Kemi’s journey into the entertainment world started, dated back to her young age when she headlined two national television commercials for the detergent brand Omo.
She became professionally known as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM, where she became the voice behind two nationally syndicated hit shows: Soul’d Out and Sunday at the Seaside.
Kemi’s popularity grew following her anonymously posting personal remixes online on various applications as Spotify and Soundcloud under the username and tag ‘Hule’.
The talented and versatile young lady built on her career and eventually became a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet, including Studio 53, Temptation Nigeria which she presented alongside Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa.
Kemi was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance consistently for three seasons.
After years of success being in front of the camera, Kemi’s work as a director are presently spread across the African continent and beyond its borders. Her short film Across a Bloodied Ocean was screened at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival and National Black Arts Festival respectively.
September 8, 2016, Kemi made another landmard as her first featured movie, ‘The Wedding Party’ (a Nigerian Rom-com film) premiered opening night, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as the opening film of the City-to-City Spotlight.
Kemi has the associates of former King Women included Chigul, Taiwo Ajai–Lycett, TY Bello and Tara Durotoye.
She has since featured and produced several Nollywood movies and music videos, some of which include:
- 2015 A Magazine
- 2014: “My Darlin” by Tiwa Savage
- 2014: “My Place” by Lynxxx
- 2014: “Love to Love You” by Niyola (featuring Banky W.)
- 2014: “Sitting on the Throne” by Olamide, among many others.
Adetiba’s most recent works are music video of Waje’s “Onye” which features Tiwa Savage, Olamide’s “Anifowose”, “Sitting on the Throne” and Bez’s R&B single “Say”.
Awards and Nominations
Kemi Adetiba has so far been nominated for various awards and won some, including:
- Best Female Video for the song “Ekundayo” by TY Bello at the Soundcity TV Music Video Awards
- Best Female Video for the song “Today na Today” by Omawumi at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
- Best Music Video Director of the Year at The Headies 2014.
- She also won the City People Entertainment Award for Best Music Video Director of The Year (2015).
- HNWOTY Awards for Woman of the year in Film and Television (2017).
Kemi’s Private Life
Kemi Adetiba’s private is not known. She is strongly believed to be in a relationship owing to her growing popularity and wealth.
Kemi Adetiba’s Net Worth
Kemi Adetiba is currently one of the highly celebrated Nigerian movie producers and music video directors with an estimated net worth of over $1 million dollars.
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