By Oluwafemi Dosu
The legendary cinematographer and film director, Akin Alabi is set to train gospel filmmakers in film production art this week.
This was contained in a statement issued by organizer of the training, Evang. John Oguntuase and Seun Adejumobi, obtained by Gospel Film News.
Akin Alabi will be training on Making a Cinematic Movie On A Budget on Friday 20th september by 7:30pm.
According to the statement, the training is free and will take place on a WhatsApp group named Art &Media Master Class.
Gospel Film News gathered that Akin Alabi, born in Lagos State, Nigeria, is a Nigerian music video director, writer and entrepreneur He is renowned as one of the video directors that pioneered the era of hiphop music video production in Nigeria and has worked with several top artistes including 9ice, Timaya, Tope Alabi, Onyeka Onwenu, Reminisce, Tim Godfrey (musician), Ayanjesu, Paul Ik Dairo and many others.
After he shot a musical video for one up and coming artistes called Nachur for Blac in the 2004, Akin came into fame in 2005 with the musical video of Big Bamo and Paul Play’s song titled Crazy. Akin who is also a professional photographer, can now be ranked among the best music video and home video directors in Nigeria.
As an artiste, he formed a group with his wife called T.I.V that went on to release the hit single, Komole in 2012 which went on to win several awards including Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) for best use of choreography, Nominee for Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) under the Best Gospel Video category.
His collections of video works include Konga’s hit track titled Kabakaba, Komole by TIV ft Vector, ‘Gbamugbamu’ and ‘No be Mistake’ by 9ice; ‘Yankuliya,’ ‘God I beg,’ ‘If to Say’ by Timaya; ‘Promise Land’ by Paul Play; ‘Crazy’ by Julius Agwu; ‘Ariya’ by Ayuba; ‘Bu nwanem’ by Onyeka Onwenu; ‘Kabakaba’ by Konga; RCCG Praise Team album video; ‘Igboro Ti Daru’ by Klever J.
He is the creator of the animation TV series on Nigerian proverbs called My Nigerian Proverb shows daily on African Magic, Trybetv, YangaTv(UK) and on BRT Buses in Lagos. In 2018, he release a book on Yoruba Proverbs titled Akomolowe: My Book of Yoruba Proverbs. He is passionate about the African culture and he is currently working on using the visual media to conserve the Yoruba culture in particular. He has many awards to his name including the 2012 City People award for Best Video Director, TAVA award for Best Video director and Best RnB video.
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