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Ekene Som Mekwunye

Director, Producer, Production company
About Me
Ekene Som Mekwunye is a Filmmaker and Photographer. His short film titled ‘Oblivious’ won at Africa’s biggest film awards, The African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA 2015) for the best short film. It has also been nominated for awards at the AFRIFF, AMAA etc. His film 'The Encounter' which is set during the Biafran war on an encounter with Gen. Ojukwu also won best Jury selected film at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in November 2015 and AMVCA earlier 2017 as well as got a review on the Newsweek magazine in Europe. He also produced a feature film late 2016 titled SYLVIA and Directed the feature film in May 2017 titled 'LIGHT IN THE DARK' which stared Rita Dominic, Joke Silva, Saidi Balogun, Ngozi Nwosu, Kiki Omeli, Kalu Ikeagwu etc. He has worked for Mnet (producer, 53Extra and Jara) and MTV (Project Coordinator, Shuga 3) in the past before starting Riverside Productions(www., which is responsible for creating shows like My Big Nigerian Wedding which is presently the biggest wedding show in Africa and has the rights to biggest Disk Jockey competition in the World, DMC world DJ championship. He was also a member of a 6 week internship program organized by the Centre for Global Enterprise in New York, with a 21 man multicultural team selected from over 400 applicants to develop a framework for the business expansion of a Tanzania based technology company to new markets across Africa and the rest of the world. As well as a member of the inaugural African Platform Management, Strategy & Innovation course organized by the Center for Global Enterprise.He has a degree in Insurance from the University of Lagos and also studied filmmaking at NYFA, Universal studios in Los Angeles. He is presently enrolled for an Executive MBA program at the Lagos Business School.
My Films on NewFilmmakers Online


Drama, Thriller

A men seeks for a divorce oblivious of what he's wife is going through