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Umanu Elijah makes breakout film directors list

By Eniola Daniel
29 January 2022   |   2:02 am
Popular film director, Umanu Elijah is soaring higher as he was ranked among the top breakout film directors in this part of the world in 2021. The list was compiled by West Africa's biggest film distribution outlet, Filmone Ent.

Popular film director, Umanu Elijah is soaring higher as he was ranked among the top breakout film directors in this part of the world in 2021. The list was compiled by West Africa’s biggest film distribution outlet, Filmone Ent.

Expressing delight following the news, the director of the blockbuster movie, Devil in Agbada, said 2021 was a child play compared to what he plans to accomplish this year.

He revealed that he has about four blockbuster movies due to be released this year.

According to him, he has no intention of slowing down the pace, as he will be shooting back-to-back movies this year than ever before.
One of Africa’s most creative and decorated filmmakers, Umanu is vast in Cinematography, editing and directing. He has an international degree in Digital storytelling from Birmingham Film Academy as well as a Cinematic filmmaking degree from the British council. He is the founder of Krystal Filmworks Limited, Nigeria’s leading production powerhouse that comprises Nollywood finest young filmmakers.

He has been part of several Nollywood blockbuster movies including Devil in Agbada, Bitter rain, Almajiri, Call to Bar by AY Makun, LOUD the movie, The Millions, Made In Heaven, Locked, She is… among others.

Elijah has also won notable awards and recognitions from AMVCA, AFRIFF, Best of Nollywood Award, New York Film festival, NTFF Berlin Germany, Sau Mauro film festival Italy and more.

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