Kemi Adetiba, a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director, taught the 300L Mass Communication students script writing on the 7th of February. Adetiba talked about directing, producing and script writing, and her directing role in “The Wedding Party”.
She told the 300 level undergraduates that “One of the greatest skills a filmmaker can have is being able to convey a message without people talking”. She also said that “When building a story, it is more interesting to show the good and bad sides to a particular character”. It was an interesting and educative session for the students.
Prior to her transition to being a film director, 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 then transited to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet. Kemi was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons.