Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

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Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Born 21 July 1971 (1971-07-21) (age 45)
Benin City, Nigeria
Occupation director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Aimua Lancelot Imasuen

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (born 21 July 1971) is a Nigerian film director, screenwriter and film producer.[1]


Imasuen has worked in the film industry since 1999 mainly as a film director and producer. He currently lives in Lagos.

His films feature unexplored aspects of the African experience including tribalism, witchcraft, crime, poverty, religion, and folk beliefs.[2]

Imasuen has plans to commence filming an epic movie titled Nogbaisi Ovonramwen in 2013. It will be about the last Oba of Benin.[3]

Nollywood Babylon[edit]

In 2008 a Canadian documentary Nollywood Babylon co-directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, and produced by AM Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada in association with the Documentary Channel, followed Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen while he was shooting his 157th film Bent Arrows.[4]

The documentary played in the Official Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.[5] Bent Arrows was released into the Nigerian home market in 2010.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • The Soul That Sinneth (1999)
  • Private Sin (2003)
  • Enslaved (2004)
  • Moment of Truth (2005)
  • Games Men Play (2006)
  • Yahoo Millionaire (2007)
  • Sister's Love (2008)
  • Entanglement (2009)
  • Home in Exile (2010)
  • Bent Arrows (2010)
  • Adesuwa (2012)
  • Invasion 1897 (2014)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen". Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Review at The AFRican Lifestyle Magazine
  3. ^ "Imasuen sets to rewrite Benin history - Vanguard News". 13 August 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  4. ^ National Film Board of Canada
  5. ^ "Nollywood Babylon | Sundance Festival 2009". Retrieved 29 September 2009. 

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