If you loved the MTV Shuga Naija series, Tinsel TV series and the Ebony Life Movie, Fifty then you should definitely give some accolades to Tope Oshin -Ogun.
The Nigerian television and Film Director is definitely good at what she does and we can’t help but applaud her. Tope Oshin turned 39 on June 10, 2018, and to honor her we are sharing everything you deserve to know about this multi-talented filmmaker.
Tope was born on June 10, 1979, to a devout Christian family. As a child, she engaged in drawing, singing, and dancing, and had aspirations to be a painter.
She studied Economics at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, but left the course to study Public Administration and thereafter Theatre Arts, TV & Film Production at Lagos State University.
Later on, she developed an interest in filmmaking and enrolled in the Colorado Film School of the Community College of Aurora, Denver to study Filmmaking and Directing.
Tope has directed about seven hundred and fifty (750) episodes of Africa’s biggest drama series, Tinsel, Hotel Majestic, Hush. and most recently MTV Shuga and EbonyLife TV’s legal series, Castle & Castle.
Her other credits include features, shorts and made-for-tv films, documentaries and TV & Radio Commercials, including Journey To Self, InLine, Evol, Ever After, The Young Smoker, Till Death Do Us Part, Ireti, and the 2018 theatrical releases New Money and Dear Mummy B.
Among her producing credits are twenty–eight (28) TV movies, talk shows, the box office record-breaking theatrical feature Fifty, her BFI Premiered documentary Amaka’s Kin- The Women Of Nollywood, and the current highest grossing Nigerian film, The Wedding Party 2.
As Supervising Producer and Consultant, she has reviewed over 40 screenplays, and also lent her skill as a trainer at several film workshops in Nigeria, and was also invited as a Guest Speaker at the 2016 edition of the Toronto Film Festival, Canada.
Awards and Achievements
In 2018, Tope Oshin was celebrated as one of the Okay Africa 100 Women and listed on several publications as one of Africa’s Leading Women, Nigeria’s Most Inspiring Women, and one of the Top 7 Power Women in Nigerian Film.