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Obi Emelonye (born 24 March 1967) is a Nigerian film director. He is known for directing award-winning films such as Last Flight to Abuja (2012), The Mirror Boy (2011), and Onye Ozi (2013).
Having worked with some of Africa’s biggest names in acting in Hollywood, Europe, and Nigeria, he is also regarded as a star-maker of sorts, who is motivated by talent and the passion to replicate success in every project, while deploying the best of technology and technique.
In 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down businesses globally, Obi Emelonye became the first film director to make a movie via Zoom, by working remotely with cast members in London and Lagos. The movie, Heart 2 Heart, received critical acclaim from major media outlets all over the world.
Obi Emelonye, a former professional footballer and law professional, graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with BA (Hons) Theatre Arts degree (1990). He went on to study for an LLB Law degree from the University of Wolverhampton (1998). He completed a post-graduate degree in Legal Practice from London Metropolitan University (2002) and practised Law for a few years before focusing on his first love, film. In 2019, Obi Emelonye acquired certifications to become a Chartered Management consultant. He is a member of the UK Directors Guild as well as the British Film Institute (BFI).
- Crazy Lovely, Cool - 2018
- The Calabash (featuring Princess Halliday, Collete Nwadike, Alex Nwokedi, Bayray McNwizu, Lisa Omorodion, Enyinna Nwigwe, Uru Eke, Chris Okagbue) - 2015
- Thy Will Be Done - 2015
- Onye Ozi (The Messenger) - 2013
- Oxford Gardens- 2013
- Last Flight to Abuja - 2012
- The Mirror Boy - 2011
- The London Successor - 2006
- Lucky Joe - 2006
- Echoes of War - 2004
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