Kemi Adetiba is one of Nigeria’s most successful women currently enjoying a blissful career as a Filmmaker, Music Video, and Television director. She was born on the 8th of January 1980 in Lagos. Her career started at a very young age, of which she made headlines on two national television commercials for OMO a top Detergent brand. She followed in the footsteps of her father Mr. Dele Adetiba who is a renowned veteran in the advertising and broadcast industry. And at an early stage, He brought her into the entertainment scene. Her mother, Mayen Adetiba is also an Engineer and a famous actress.
Kemi Adetiba Biography
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Kemi kicked off her career professionally as a radio presenter at Rhythm 93.7 FM. At the radio station, she was notably the voice behind two national radio shows Soul’d out and Sunday at the Seaside which made waves at the time. She also began posting on platforms like Spotify and Soundcloud, where she posted her own music remixes anonymously under the username “hule”.
Kemi gradually transitioned from her career at the radio station to become a TV presenter for several shows on Mnet television. She presented on several notable shows such as Studio 53, Temptation Nigeria (she presented alongside ikponmwosa Osakioduwa). Because of her talented personality as a presenter, she also got a job to become a presenter on SoundCity TV and hosted Maltina Dance all for three consecutive seasons.
After she got a taste of what it feels like being in front of the camera, she enrolled at the New York Academy to improve her skill and learn the ropes about being behind the cameras. She soon set out to feature in different short films like Bloodied Ocean which was screened at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival and National Black Arts Festival.
She also got her feature film titled “The Wedding Party” on the 8 of September 2016 which premiered on the opening night of the Toronto Film Festival as the first film of the city-to-city spotlight. And after presenting the show “King Women” in 2017, she also interviewed her mother Mayen Adetiba.
Aside from being a director and directing movies, she had in the past shot a lot of music like Da Grin‘s “If I Die”, Niyola’s “Last bus stop”, TY Bello’s “The Future”, Banky w’s “Lagos Party”, Waje’s “Onye”, Wizkid’s “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, Olamide’s “Anifowese” and many more.
Kemi, being so talented and hungry to advance her career took a step further into acting making her debut in the Nigerian industry. Her acting career did not turn out as she hoped as she was rocked by personal and family issues. However, that did not stop her dreams by any means, and today Kemi is recognized as a prominent figure in the film industry.
Kemi Adetiba’s Awards and Recognition
Kemi has enjoyed a very successful career of which she received different awards and recognition. Here Awards and recognition are:
- Kemi was also among the directors for a music video featuring Waje’s “Onye”, Tiwa Savage, Olamide’s “Anifowose”, “Sitting on the Throne” and Bez’s R&B single “Say”.
- At the prestigious soundcity TV Music Video Awards, Kemi being the best won the award for the best video which is titled “Ekundayo” by TY Bello
In 2010, at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, she receive an award for the best Femal Video for the song titled “Today na Today” by Omawumi
- The Award for the Best Video Director in 2015 from the City People Entertainment Award. She also recently received an and an HNWOTY Award for Woman of the Year in Film and Television in 2017
- The Best Music Video Director of the Year at the Headies in the year 2014 also went to Kemi
Kemi Adetiba Net worth
Kemi has made a name for herself internationally and locally as a veteran media mogul. She is one of the most influential and wealthy women that has made good money in the entertainment industry. Her net worth is currently estimated at around $6,000,000 as she has recently just put pen to paper with Netflix having directed and produced Nigeria’s first Netflix original series.
Kemi Adetiba’s movies catalog;
- The Wedding Party (2016)
- The Wedding Party 2 (2018)
- Kings Of Boys (2018)
- Across the Ocean Depth (2009)
- King of Boys 2: Laburu is Coming (2021)