Kemi Adetiba

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Kemi Adetiba
Born (1980-01-08) 8 January 1980 (age 44)
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
OccupationFilmmaker, music video director, television director
EducationLLB Law
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
Oscar Heman-Ackah
(m. 2022)

Kemi Adetiba listen (born 8 January 1980) is a Nigerian filmmaker, television director and music video director, whose works have appeared on Channel O, MTV Base, Sound City TV, BET and Netflix.[2][3]


Kemi holds bachelor's degree in law from the University of Lagos.[4]

Early life[edit]

Kemi was born in Lagos to Dele and Mayen Adetiba.[5] She featured in a Television commercial for the detergent brand OMO as a child.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kemi got engaged to Oscar Heman-Ackah in January 2022, and they were married in April of the same year.[7][8]


Kemi started out professionally 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. She started anonymously posting personal remixes online on various applications such as Spotify and Soundcloud under the username and tag 'hule'.

She began to make a transition from being a voice on radio, to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet, which includes Studio 53, Temptation Nigeria, which she presented alongside Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa. Kemi was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons.[9]

After years of success being in front of the camera, she enrolled at the New York Film Academy to learn the ropes about being behind the cameras. And today, her bodies of work as a director are spread across the African continent and beyond its borders. Kemi Adetiba's short film Across a Bloodied Ocean was screened at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival and National Black Arts Festival.[10]

On 8 September 2016, Kemi Adetiba's first feature film 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.

In 2017 she was presenting the show King Women where she interviewed her mother Mayen Adetiba. Other former King Women included Chigul, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, TY Bello and Tara Durotoye[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Her works have won her several awards, which include 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. Adetiba's most recent works are music video direction of Waje’s "Onye" which features Tiwa Savage, Olamide's "Anifowose", "Sitting on the Throne" and Bez's R&B single "Say".

Kemi was nominated for Best Music Video Director of the Year at The Headies 2014.[12] She won the City People Entertainment Award for Best Music Video Director Of The Year (2015)[13] and a HNWOTY Award for Woman of the Year in Film and Television (2017)[14]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PHOTOS: Kemi Adetiba weds Oscar Heman-Ackah". TheCable Lifestyle. 23 April 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Being only female director? No big deal". Vanguard News.
  3. ^ "Kemi Adetiba: Sworn To Defend All Visual Images - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers.
  4. ^ Spymaster (17 September 2019). "Kemi Adetiba Biography, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Education, and Career". Webbspy. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Kemi Adetiba Gets Really Naughty For Her 34th Birthday [PHOTOS] | Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily. 12 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 December 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  6. ^ Okafor, Onnaedo. "Kemi Adetiba: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Nigeria's 'Bruce Lee of Visuals'". Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Kemi Adetiba, Oscar Heman-Ackah wedding photos and how Nigerians celebrate di King of Boys filmmaker". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  8. ^ "PHOTOS: Kemi Adetiba weds Oscar Heman-Ackah". TheCable Lifestyle. 23 April 2022. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  9. ^ Pulse (11 April 2012). "Media Personality, Kemi Adetiba- "I Have Been Blessed!!!"".
  10. ^ "Happenings - CELEB OF THE WEEK: Kemi Adetiba, Taking The Media By Storm". Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Mayen Adetiba speaks on how she dealt with patriarchy at work on the latest episode of King Women". ID Africa. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Kemi Adetiba honoured by Headies and BenTv Nominations". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Kemi Adetiba bags best music video director City People Entertainment Awards - Entertainment afriqueEntertainment afrique". Entertainment afrique. 17 August 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Kemi Adetiba Remains Thankful As She Bags Her Latest Achievement". Fab Woman Ng. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba ties the knot with her Ghanaian lover". Vanguard News. 22 April 2022. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  16. ^ "Nigerians react to Kemi adetibas new project KING WOMAN".
  17. ^ "New Video: Lynxxx & Stephanie Coker In "My Place"". Channels Television.
  18. ^ "Niyola goes topless for new video".
  19. ^ "Olamide "Baddo" Drops Hot New Videos - Channels Television". Channels Television.
  20. ^ "Waje Release "Onye" Video Featuring Tiwa Savage". Channels Television.
  21. ^ "Niyola releases new video".
  22. ^ "Bez Drops New Video, Say". Channels Television.

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