Moses Akerele

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Moses Akerele
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Moses Akerele
BornMay 10
💼 Occupation
FamilyOlufunmilayo Akerele (Sibling)

Moses Akerele[1], Nicknamed "Ogbeni Mo'"[2]; Born May 10 in Kaduna State, Nigeria , is a Nigerian Multimedia personality; A Presenter, Actor, Writer and Filmmaker.

Education[edit]

Moses, A graduate of Mass Communication holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Benin, and also a Diploma in Television and Film Production from the School of Media and Communications, PAN Atlantic university. [3]He has trained in film academies across Nigeria, South Africa and France including Afriff, Cine Fabrique, LFA and the MultiChoice Talent Factory[4]. In 2019, Moses interned across M-Net local TV series including The River, The Queen and Isibaya in South Africa.

Career[edit]

He has worked as a presenter for a number of media houses including Yaw Naija TV and Silverbird TV / Rhythm FM. He Caught the attention of many with his presence on the Red Carpet as a TV Host for Yaw Naija TV and in the popular hit TV series MTV Shuga playing the character Khalil[5] in the 2 seasons of the show and also its nightly mini series- "Alone Together" featuring "lockdown" conversations [6]between the main characters during lockdown[7] from coronavirus. All of the filming will be done by the actors who include Timini Egbuson, Jemima Osunde, Adebukola Oladipupo, Abayomi Alvin, Tomiwa Tegbe, Nick Mutama, Lerato Walaza, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Mamarumo Marokane and Mohau Cele amongst others.

He has also been a content producer for many shows and in many capacities for many people and firms producing Events, Commercials, TV shows and films.[2]

Writing[edit]

As A writer, Moses has written and contributed to a number of publications having started out as a blogger with FAB Magazine about a decade ago. He has also contributed, written and co-written a few films and television series including 360 with Abby[8], Mirabel, Life of Bim, Closure amongst a few others. Whilst celebrating the Africa Day in 2020, Moses, commissioned by the MultiChoice talent Factory wrote a poem titled "The Africa I See"[9]

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

His other acting credits includes Judith Audu's Mirabel[10], an adaptation of an original poem by Moses Akerele, where he played the male lead role alongside Omowunmi Dada in 2018[11], Others include Closure with Chy Nwakanma which later went on to premiere at the 2020 Real Time Film festival [12]

Directing and Producing[edit]

He Made his directorial debut in 2019, directing his short film- CLOSURE[13] and Africa Magic's Life of BIM[14]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

In 2018, Moses was nominated in the Most Promising Actor category at the Best of Nollywood Awards[15]. Later in 2018, he won an award as the Best Actor at the In-short film festival in Nigeria.

in 2019, he was nominated in the "Best Actor" (Nollywood) category[16] at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival and in 2020, he was Nominated in the Best MultiChoice Talent Factory Film [17]Category at the AMVCAs in 2020, In the same year, he bagged an award for The Best Short Narrative.[18] for the short film Closure.

Awards & Recognition
Year Event Prize Result
2018 Best Of Nollywood Awards

Inshort Film Festival

Most Promising Actor (Mirabel)

Best Actor (Mirabel)

Nominated

Won

2019 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival Best Actor (Mirabel) Nominated
2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Real Time Film Festival

Best MultiChoice Talent Factory Film ( Life of BIM)

Best Short Narrative (Closure)

Nominated

Won

References[edit]

  1. Moses Akerele LinkedIn. http://linkedin.com/in/moses-akerele-248524ab. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 admin (2018-03-08). "Dissecting Ogbeni Mo, the Goal Digger". THISDAYLIVE. Archived from the original on 2020-03-20. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Events, About the Author: GLANCE; Hub, Lifestyle (2019-12-28). "25 Questions Tag With #MTV Shuga - Moses Akerele". Glance Online. Archived from the original on 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Moses Akerele". Multichoice Africa. Archived from the original on 2019-11-30. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Khalil". Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  7. Editor (2020-04-17). "MTV Shuga is tackling the coronavirus with new show 'Alone Together'". YNaija. Archived from the original on 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "From film critic to filmmaker, go behind the scenes of Adenike Adebayo's new web series". Pulse Nigeria. 2018-08-16. Archived from the original on 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "News | The Africa I see | Multichoice Talent Factory". multichoicetalentfactory.com. Archived from the original on 2020-07-10. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. Dayo, Bernard (2018-08-16). ""Mirabel" the new short film from Judith Audu's is her directorial splash » YNaija". YNaija. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Ogbeni Mo wants more - Jara". Africa Magic - Ogbeni Mo wants more - Jara. Archived from the original on 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "Ogbeni Mo' on Instagram: "Hi people!!! #Closure is going to the #Rtf2020online . 🕺. For the first time, the world will see what we cooked!!!. _ More fun things go…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  13. Tv, Bn (2019-12-16). "You Need to See the Official Teaser for Moses Akerele's "Closure" featuring Chy Nwakanma". BellaNaija. Archived from the original on 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "News | MTF West Africa Academy Class of 2018's film screening | Multichoice Talent Factory". multichoicetalentfactory.com. Archived from the original on 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "BON releases nominees list + full list -". The Eagle Online. 2018-11-09. Archived from the original on 2020-07-10. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. "TINFF 2019 FINALIST_ | 2019 Awards Nominees". tinff. Archived from the original on 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. "MultiChoice Talent Factory Award: Unearthing talent – AMVCA 7". Africa Magic - MultiChoice Talent Factory Award: Unearthing talent – AMVCA 7. Archived from the original on 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. says, Eniola (2020-06-21). "Let passion drive you, you can't decide to make rice with every other ingredient aside the rice itself - Moses Akerele". PRESH. Archived from the original on 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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