Ekene Som Mekwunye, Renowned Nigerian filmmaker, has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America. The Nollywood Filmmaker will be one of the speakers at its upcoming conference. The conference is themed, “Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice: Videography in the Hands of the People.”
The Filmmaker was elated at the prospect. Mekwunye expressed that he felt honored at the opportunity of being invited. He said so, considering that he is not yet a household name in Nigeria.
He stated that “I was invited to be one of the speakers at a conference organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) themed “Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice: Videography in the Hands of the People.” The event will feature speakers worldwide who are at the top of what they do.”
“The Nigerian Filmmaker stated he was honored to be picked as one of the speakers. The event will be streamed live by the school. It’s an all-expense paid trip,” he told the sources.
Mekwunye may not be a household name in Nigeria, but his works speak on his behalf. The fact that a prestigious institution such as MIT could recognize him speaks volumes.
Ekene Som Mekwunye is a filmmaker interested in TV production and Photography. His films received five nominations in the just released AMVCA 2022 nominations, including Best Director.
In the length of his career, Ekene has done five feature films. Three of them have already been released for public consumption, namely; Sylvia (2018) as a producer, Light In The Dark (2019) as a co-writer, director, producer, co-executive producer, and One Lagos Night (2021) as a co-writer, director, producer and co-executive producer).
All his released feature films climbed to the number 1 spot on Netflix Nigeria. They have also screened at Nollywood Week, Paris in consecutive editions as well as other International Film Festivals in all the continents of the world, including BFI, Durban International Film Festival etc.