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Akin Kongi graduated in business and finance. I later went on to study Insurance as well. I went on to work in the insurance industry for fifteen years, I left Insurance as the Executive Director of the former Triumph Assurance company Limited. I have been a photographer since he was 18.
I moved on to do a few things but got back into the arts when I invested as an Executive Producer in two films “OMOFOWORA” and “OGBON”. I have since then gone back to film school and graduated form New York Film Academy. I am now a known Photographer/Filmmaker in Nigeria. I had a successful photography exhibition at the Bogobiri Art Festival in Lagos Nigeria in 2013, and in 2014 had another exhibition at Terra Kulture (Lagos Nigeria) which I was invited to do by the organising committee of FELABRATION.
Since leaving film School I have gone on to shoot another film called “Orisa Aafin” in which I was the main lead, Executive Producer, Producer, as well as Director, in 2010. This film is due to be released in 2016 along with another feature film he also produced and directed called “Ogere”. Ogere was part funded by a federal government grant.
I have done a lot of cooperate work for companies like, MTN, Total, Goethe Institute, West African Power Pool, and some short films and private work.
He has content that Multichoice have acquired with includes a series of Felabration footage and coverage since 2010. This is now available on youtube.
Some of His work;
OMOFOWORA- Executive Producer (2008)
OGBON- Executive Producer (2009)
Orisa Aafin- Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Actor (2010)
Felabration - Executive Producer, Producer, Director (2010,2011,2012)
MTN Fashion and Design week, Producer/Director (2011,2012)
Farrah Gray Motivational Seminars (MTN), Producer/Director (2012)
Mor with Akin, Producer/Director (2012)
Video for Slick P “International” (2012)
MTN Grant Innovation, Producer/Director (2012)
Martian Chronicles- Producer/Director (2012)
My Music, My People, My Lagos (Photography Exhibition) 2013
Felabration Exhibition 2014 (Photography Exhibition)
Ogere- Producer, Director, and Executive Producer
Calabash Series- Actor (Governor) 2015
Artist in Residence MILIKI (2016)
Aution/Exhibition @ Manuella's Residence (July 2017)
Akin Kongi's Photography Book and Kitchen Nottinghill London (September 2017)
Some of these things can be seen on Dobox, DSTV, Wakaflicks and a few other sites.
Unique traits: Filmmaker/Photographer/Businessman/Digital Marketing
Film by Akin Kongi Actor,Director,Producer,Executive Producer Yoruba language film.
Film by Akin Kongi Director/Executive Producer/Producer Film based on true life experience.
Film (short) by Akins Squared Production Producer/Director
New York Film Academy