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BIO

Artist/Creative Entrepreneur 

A culture enthusiast and purpose-driven creative entrepreneur (actor, voice-over artist, costume designer,  movement artist and cultural heritage researcher). She is an actor for both stage and film who won the prize for Best Young Actor from West Africa 2021 at Africa’s most prestigious film festival, the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) for her outstanding performance in Eyimofe:This is my Desire; a feature film by Arie and Chuko Esiri. Temi was also nominated for the prize for acting at The Future Awards Africa in 2022.

With 10 years of practice and experience, Temi serves as Chief Creative Officer at Untaemed Nigeria, her craft and costuming company for stage, film, TV, music videos, and animated character costumes.

Temi has successfully had two showings of her exhibition and short film screening: 'Journey To Wholeness' in Hungary, and some of her other works include (costume designer) Gandhi The Musical- the first ever Nigerian-Indian musical theatre show, (actor and singer) SAD pink- curated by the British Council and performed live at the Lagos Theatre Festival 2016. Oba Omo, a short experimental movement and sound film produced by herself and directed by Seun Richards and Eyo, a 3D animated short film she produced, made using motion capture in Cyprus.

In the field of Philanthropy, Temi is the president of Phoenix Empowerment Foundation, an NGO for child healthcare, education and empowerment, where several outreaches have been conducted since its establishment in 2020.

She is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar with the Choreomundus master's program where she obtained a Master's Degree in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage, within the domains of anthropology and ethnochoreology.

 

Presently Temi voluntarily serves as  Program representative for Choreomundus with the Erasmus Mundus Association, an international Non-Governmental Organisation for all Erasmus  Mundus programs in the EU.

 

She also serves as curator of the Choreomundunce Dance Film Festival.  

Her recent interests and exploits are in making ethnographic films and exploring the use of technologies like motion capture, and virtual reality for safeguarding and transmission of African cultural heritage.

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