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BIO

Artist/Creative Entrepreneur 

A culture enthusiast and purpose-driven creative entrepreneur (actor, voice-over artist, costume designer, and dance researcher), Temi is the Creative Director at New Wine Studios, a media and creativity hub which she started in 2020. She is an actor for both stage and film and is the first Nigerian actress in history to ever win a prize at Africa’s most prestigious film festival, the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou as the FESPACO winner for Best Young Actor from West Africa 2021 for Eyimofe; 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 8 years of practice and experience, Temi serves as Chief Creative Officer at Untaemed Nigeria, a 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 Gandhi The Musical- the first ever Nigerian-Indian musical theatre show, SAD pink- curated by the British Council and performed live at the Lagos Theatre Festival 2016. 

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

She is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar with the Choreomundus master's program where she obtained a Master's Degree in anthropology and ethnochoreology of dance and intangible cultural heritage. 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. 

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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