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Temi Ami-Williams

Creative Entrepreneur 

A culture enthusiast and purpose-driven creative entrepreneur (actor, voice-over artist, costume designer, dance researcher ), Temi is Creative Director at New Wine Studios with two fashion and culture short film credits; Ladipo’s Garden, August 2021, and Journey to Wholeness, December 2021. She is a seasoned actor on both stage and film; 'Eyimofe', a feature film directed by Arie and Chuko Esiri and produced by Melissa Adeyemo, premiered at the 70th Berlinale in Germany 2020, 'Legend of the Vagabond Queen of Lagos', a feature film funded by Sundance and Berlinale for Justice Empowerment Initiative, and FBI International.  She is the second 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.

With 8 years of practice and experience, Temi serves as Chief Creative Officer at Unteamed 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 upliftment where several outreaches have been conducted from 2020 to date. 

Presently she is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar with the Choreomundus master's program studying Anthropology and Ethnochoreology of Dance and intangible cultural heritage. Temi also 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 interest is in making ethnographic films and her current research is in safeguarding and transmission of African cultural heritage through motion capture for animated film and virtual reality.

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