THERE IS NOTHING AS IMPORTANT AS PASSION AND DETERMINATION IN THE INDUSTRY – FEMI JOBAM

THERE IS NOTHING AS IMPORTANT AS PASSION AND DETERMINATION IN THE INDUSTRY – FEMI JOBAM

Aiyesehinde Babafemi popularly knows as ‘Femi Jobam” is a Nigerian film producer based in Johannesburg. He has worked with Pan African Parliament, African Development Bank, Indoni Cultural Organisation, Nigerian Airforce, Action Aid International and many others.

Tell us a bit about your background ( Who is Femi Jobam ?)
Aiyesehinde Babafemi was born to a family of six from western Nigeria, Although a graduate of Agricultural science. I am currently a TV producer who started his major production work as the producer of Starz Zone, Chillers, Design and Automobile on the Africa Magic as the head of the production for the Good Morning Africa show for 5 years. In 2015, I started a Johannesburg based Media /TV production company which specializes in all forms of Television and media works. Till date, I have provided services for a wide range of private, national and international organizations. I have produced tv commercials for both Nigerian and South African corporate organizations. My list of clients includes the Pan African Parliament, African Development Bank, Indoni Cultural Organisation, Nigerian Airforce, Action Aid International to mention a few. My Tv shows and movies currently air on the Africa Magic Channel, Mzanzi Magic Channel, and Kwese Tv platform.

What was your drive behind making films?
My drive to tell make films is based on the desire to tell positive African stories to the world so we are known for more than what the western media portrays us as.

What roadblocks did you face when you were starting out?
Lack of adequate funding and lack of the desire to collaborate with other professionals in the same industry.

What is your greatest achievement to date?
Producing the most widely watched African TV show for 5 years (The Good Morning Africa Breakfast show).

Can you tell us more about your upcoming project(s)?
I have 2 new Tv shows coming up on the Kwese Tv platform, 2 new movies on Mzansi Magic and a short film.

Do you have any advice for young filmmakers out there?
There is nothing as important as passion and determination in the Industry. Also be ready to learn new tricks.

What is it like to be a Nigerian living and doing business in South Africa?

It has been quite challenging but also an interesting adventure. Despite, the challenges, honesty and sincerity and faith in God always helps to open doors.

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  1. Engr Ayodele
    June 14, 09:19 Reply
    Wow this is nice we hope that God favours you and make u a big shot

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