Chris Ihidero

Chris Ihidero

Panel Moderator

Chris Ihidero has been telling stories professionally for 21 years.

He started out as a theatre actor and director, and he has worked as a theatre artist, broadcaster, newspaper columnist, magazine editor and university lecturer. He taught literature at the Lagos State University for 3 years. He was the pioneer Editor of the then leading men’s lifestyle magazine, MADE.

He has been a newspaper columnist for 12 years.

In 2007, he joined Amaka Igwe Studios, which was a leading audio-visual production company in Nigeria, as a trainee director. From there, he rose to become the Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He has also worked as Director of Studies at the Centre for Excellence in Film and Media Studies in Lagos, which was the research and training arm of Amaka Igwe Studios.

In September 2014, he launched PinPoint Media and in December 2014, True Nollywood Stories (TNS), as a platform for news, views, reviews, opinion and general information around Nigeria’s film industry. In 2015, he was a producer on the ground-breaking HIV and behavioural change focused drama series Shuga Series 4, and he resumed this role on Shuga Series 6 from 2017 to 2018.

His first short film, Big Daddy, has almost 450, 000 views on YouTube and was nominated for 9 awards in 2012, including AMAA Awards and AMVCA. In 2013 UNESCO commissioned him to make a short film on HIV and young people, It Happened to Me. He has directed about 100 hours of television drama, including Fuji House of Commotions, Tempest and Now we are Married.

A member of Raindance Academy, the UK’s biggest independent filmmaking body, Chris Ihidero has participated in story Masterclasses facilitated by Hollywood’s top script/story consultant and author of the classic Anatomy of Story, John Truby. Chris Ihidero is passionate about positively impacting the Nigerian creative industry with appropriate skills and development capacities.