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Okechukwu Oku

Okechukwu Oku is a Nigerian movie producer, director, cinematographer, and occasional musician. He is best known for directing the movies Love and Oil (2014), Burning Bridges (2014) and Bambitious (2014) which featured Belinda Effah and Daniel K.Daniel.

Oku was born in Enugu, Southeastern Nigeria and is the second of eleven children of Goddy and Winifred Oku. He is of descent and hails from Ukpo in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State. His father, Goddy was a popular Nigerian musician in the 1970s and his mother Winifred Oku is a retired Nigerian Civil Servant. Oku’s younger brother, Udoka Selebobo Oku, is a music producer and singer.

Oku began his formal education at the WTC Primary School in Enugu and went on to St. Charles Special Science School, Onitsha, Anambra State. Halfway through his University education, Oku left school to pursue his passion in the arts; Oku immersed himself in music, recording a few gospel tracks of his own and producing music for a number of musicians in Southeast Nigeria, Oku eventually veered into the art of music video directing.

Oku began working as a cinematographer and film editor in 2011 and worked on a number of African movies including The Great Niger Mission (2011, Nigeria), Brother's Keeper (2012, Nigeria), Jafaar (2012, Nigeria), Reflection (2012, Sierra Leone), Last 3 Digits (2012, Nigeria), Refugee (2013, Ghana), and The Duplex (2013, Nigeria).

In 2013, Oku began directing and producing his own feature films; Love and Oil (2014, Nigeria), Burning Bridges (2014, Nigeria), The Bible (2014, Nigeria), The Boss is Mine (2016, Nigeria), and Black Rose (2016, Nigeria).



In 2015, Oku received several awards at the Afrifimo Awards and Film /Music Festival including the award for Best Film Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Video Editor. His movie Bambitious which features Nigerian Actor Daniel K.Daniel also took home the gong for Best Independent Film and Best Romance]

In December 2015, Oku was nominated for Best Cinematographer for a Movie or TV Series at the 2016 African Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) for the film The Refugees.



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Poster of Levi

Levi (2018)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |

Levi has loved Somi since they were children; him being classes ahead of her. He went on to chase his dreams, became very successful. He's carried with work and would love to get more work done before settling down but a crisis happens. Levi has symptoms of a medical condition that could be fatal. Fearing the worst, he makes a quick decision to find and marry his childhood crush, Somi and then make a family before he dies. However, Somi is already married and this might be Levi's first failure as he's never failed at anything.

0 2018 0
Poster of The Boss is Mine

The Boss is Mine (2016)

Nollywood Movie
Nigeria |
| 122 Min

An enterprising youngman comes to a decision to employ a cleaner and a cook in order to ease his fiancée's return. What he did not bargain for was a tug-of-war between the maids for his romantic attention.

0 2016 122
Poster of Bambitious

Bambitious (2014)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |
| 83 Min

A young woman seeking a privileged life breaks up with her complacent boyfriend and dated the man of her dreams but their relationship was threatened thanks to ties to her ex-boyfriend.

0 2014 83



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