Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye



Nigeria / USA

Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye graduated from the Los Angeles Film School Hollywood top of his class. An artist with eyes for detail and a passion for perfection, the Nigerian born Los Angeles based director is the founder of Motherland Productions USA and the executive producer of Whole ‘Nother Level, a short film that went to Cannes Film Festival in France in 2013. His 2018 documentary, Bigger Than Africa, captures how the culture, tradition, and religion of the Yorubas, one of the largest empires in West Africa before colonization, survived through and after the transatlantic slave trade. The film was selected into numerous festivals and won the Best Documentary at Charlotte Black Film Festival, Jury Special Award at the Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes and Best Documentary at the International Houston Black Film Festival in 2019, among many others.


Bigger Than Africa (2018)

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