|EXCELLENCE PERSONIFIED – OLUWAFEMI ISAAC AKINSIPE (NOLLYWOOD JAGABAN)|
Commenting on the Nigeria creative industry and how it has effectively played an important role in the society, Akpensuen Festus Aondonenge put that “The Nollywood industry is equivocally, one of the best in the world. The verisimilitude is that, for decades now the creative industry has played the role of informing, educating, inspiring, motivating and entertaining as well as promoting and projecting Nigeria and Africa rich cultural heritage to the world ”
Recently, the industry has taken a new steps perhaps it has been ushered into a new era, and placed on the map of the universal moving engine with the discovery of new and amazing talents and passionate persons, among these great personalities is Oluwafemi Isaac Akinsipe better know as “Nollywood Jagaban”. The multi Award Winning filmmaker hails from Ondo west LG, Ondo state of Nigeria.
The journey of the lustrous filmmaker is a inspiring and interesting. He started in 2014 after a very long dream; according to him in a vision, he saw a Pastor who advised he start a Drama ministry in their Church, although has done a couple of Church dramas before but no formal training at Bethel International Ministry; Ibadan, Isaac “Nollywood Jagaban” and his teammate has a remarkable and impressive number of Church dramas (over 200 dramas) with Holy spirit inspirations ministering to Great Men of God like Bishop Oyedepo and Pastor E A Adeboye at different times.
Isaac moved to Abuja later in 2015 with the burning desire to serves and make impact he went to study film at the Royal Arts Film Academy, Lagos in 2017; after which he kick started his journey in the industry fully.
Notably, he was first starred in a Music Video; Simi; Owambe, 2017 then professionally Dysfunctional, 2017 as well.
Oluwafemi Isaac Akinsipe hold a MBS in Parasitology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, an advanced degree in Parasitology from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, BSc in Environmental science and Resources Management from NOUN, And a Masters in Business Administration.
Knowledge is power. People who have achieved great success are not necessarily more skillful or intelligent than others. What separates them is their burning desire and thirst for knowledge. The more one knows, the more one achieves. In acknowledgement and realization of this truth, “Nollywood Jagaban” Studied Filmmaking and Acting; Royal Arts Academy, Lagos and Content Creation: Shaw Academy London, England respectively.
He focus more on Writing and Producing. Some of the films he has produced and written includes, Rat Race, Usual Practice, 4 Bullet, Baba, A single word, Wife in Vogue, Sonia, Crackheads, and ENIOLA to mention but a few.
Interestingly, the movie “Usual Practice” which the young man wrote, and Produced bagged a nomination for awards within 24hours, this feet brought about the name “Magic Makers”.
Generally, some people are endowed with a talents, while others are empowered with multi talents, Isaac is a multi talented filmmaker, producer, writer and Director. He wrote, produced and Directed the movie titled “Wedding plan” release early this year (January 2021).
Remarkably, Magic Makers Films was founded in 2020, Magic Makers Cinema founded in 2021. The aim of Magic Makers is Creating a different as well as raising new stars and projecting them to the world.
In recognization of his efforts and contribution to the creative industry and Mankind in general, “Nollywood Jagaban” has received numerous Awards like:
Best Story in a Horror: African Horror Film Festival: Sonia
Usual Practice: Best African Social Story; Rode short film Awards, Liftoff Film Festival, First Time Filmmaker
4Bullets: Best Short Social ShortFilm, Pan African Film Festival, Liftoff Film Festival
Baba: Best African Shortfilm 2021, Honourable Mention; Atlanta Film Festival and many many more.
In the same line, his movies has bagged international and global recognization and acceptability which is evidence in some of his movies nominated on the global map like: Rode Short Film Award, Lift Off Film Festival, Best African Short film, Pinewood theatre, Hollywood, Honourable Mention; Atlanta Black Pride Film Festival.
He is enamored and engrossed with humility is always uneasy with the encomium expressed by his fans, family and people. He felt unworthy of such praises but interestingly, “Nollywood Jagaban” is never abashed by his open admiration.
As a filmmaker every moment is challenging; rising to the ocassion is what makes the difference but Isaac believes that it is his Calling.
Hopefully, “Nollywood Jagaban” looks forward to be AMVCA winner, Academy Award Winner, Oscar Nominated Filmmaker and African Best Storyteller in the near future. He belongs to the league of determine people, his determination is easily identified by the seed he sow; visibly seen written on his forehead, action, and behaviour. The burning desire serves him as a driving force and he is unstoppable. Patience and determination is in his body system, indeed his environment and generation feels it.
Some individuals are born with charisma that magnetizes people towards them. Their behavioural style excludes certain qualities that propel admirers around them. Isaac Had these qualities and people locked around him in admiration.
“Nollywood Jagaban ” Friendliness and sociability knew no bounds, he is lovely, humble, respectful, and above all a hardworking young man that wake up to the challenges of his time whenever the need arose. Happily married to the beautiful and adorable jewel Shekinah Oluwafemi-Isaac and their Union is blessed with the amazingly amazing Amazon of beauty Princess Fortune Oluwadarasimi.
Permit to suffice that, Oluwafemi Isaac Akinsipe “Nollywood Jagaban” is a star that shines and rediate beyond the boundaries of Africa Continent. Acting as a catyst fastening the development and injecting new ideas into the creative industry but remained unchanged. Sticking to his standard, always smiling and doing things excellently.
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