Kemi Adetiba – Biography

Kemi Adetiba born January 8, 1980, in Lagos, Nigeria, is a Nigerian filmmaker, director, and television personality.

Kemi Adetiba attended Corona School, Victoria Island, Lagos, for her primary education and later moved to Atlantic Hall Secondary School in Epe, Lagos. She furthered her education at the United States International University in San Diego, California, where she earned a degree in Law.

 Kemi is widely known for her exceptional work in the Nigerian entertainment industry, particularly in the areas of filmmaking and music video directing.

Kemi Adetiba comes from a creative family background. Her father, Dele Adetiba, is a veteran advertising practitioner and a former CEO of Lintas. Her mother, Mayen Adetiba, was a pioneer of Nigeria’s golden era of music television, having worked as a presenter on the popular music TV show “Kiddievision 101” in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Kemi got married to Oscar Heman-Ackah in April, 2022.

After completing her studies, Kemi Adetiba began her career in the entertainment industry as a radio presenter for Rhythm 93.7 FM in Lagos. She gained popularity with her radio show “Soul’d Out” which focused on soulful music. Her charming personality and passion for music helped her build a solid fan base.

In 2004, Kemi Adetiba made a transition to the world of visual storytelling and directing. She started by directing music videos for several Nigerian artists, including Banky W, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Olamide. Her music video directing skills quickly gained recognition, and she became one of the most sought-after directors in the Nigerian music industry.

In 2016, Kemi Adetiba made her directorial debut in the Nigerian film industry with the highly acclaimed movie “The Wedding Party.” The film, which was a romantic comedy, became a huge success and broke several box office records in Nigeria. It received critical acclaim both locally and internationally and won numerous awards. Kemi’s directing prowess was widely recognized, and she became one of the most celebrated filmmakers in Nigeria.

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Following the success of “The Wedding Party,” Kemi Adetiba directed another hit movie titled “King of Boys” in 2018. The film, a political thriller, received widespread acclaim for its engaging storyline, strong performances, and impeccable directing. It further solidified Kemi’s reputation as a talented filmmaker.

Apart from her work in film and music videos, Kemi has also made appearances on various television shows in Nigeria. She hosted the popular reality TV show “Maltina Dance All” for several seasons, showcasing her versatility as a television personality.

Her dedication to her craft, attention to detail, and storytelling abilities have earned her numerous awards and nominations. She serves as an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and directors in Nigeria and beyond.

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