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Niyi Akinmolayan

Film Maker

Anthill Productions


Film Maker


Anthill Productions




Lifestyle & Culture




What makes Niyi Akinmolayan a Global Shaker?

Niyi Akinmolayan is a household name in Nigeria’s film and Animation and one of the country’s most sought after filmmaker/director.

He is best known for directing the highest-grossing Nigerian film of all time, The Wedding Party 2, the sequel to the equally successful film The Wedding Party (2016). 

He is the founder and Creative Director of Anthill Productions, a media production facility which he set up in 2008 and provided the visual effects for the movie Kajola

Akinmolayan started out as a graphic designer, website designer, and as an apprentice to Nollywood filmmakers. During this time, he began to hone his skills in video editing, animations, after effects and visual effects.

Recently Akinmolayan made headlines for creating an animation to explain Covid-19 to kids to help keep them safe. 

Tags: Africa, Animation, Films, Nigeria

Last updated: May 24, 2020