Jade Osiberu is on everyone’s lips right now, and this is why. Jade is the producer of Gangs of Lagos, the first Nigerian original film to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Born to the royal Elepe of Epe in 1985, Jadesola Osiberu is a Nigerian filmmaker, media entrepreneur, and founder of Greoh Studios. At this time, it is safe to say she has become a force to reckon with in Nollywood.
More about Jade Osiberu
She has directed and produced several films, including the critically acclaimed “Isoken“. Isoken was a box office success and received numerous accolades.
Jade Osiberu graduated with a degree in Media and Communications and Computer Engineering from Pan-Atlantic University and the University of Manchester respectively.
Initially a software developer, Osiberu later switched to film-making. She has worked on various projects, including being a producer and writer of “Gidi Up” at Ndani TV.
In 2017, she started a production company called Tribe85 and made her directorial debut with the romantic comedy “Isoken“. The star studded film starred iconic actors like Dakore Akande, Funke Akindele and Joseph Benjamin. Two years later, she produced “Sugar Rush” and “Ayinla”.
She eventually struck a deal with Amazon Prime Video and produced Gangs of Lagos; the first Nigerian original film to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2021. However, the movie wasn’t released until 2023.
Following this, she wrote and produced Brotherhood which was directed by Ugandan director Loukman Ali and executively produced by Adebola Williams, the chairman of AW Network, in 2022.
Awards and recognitions
In 2015 and 2018, she won the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) for Best Director in “Isoken”. Jade was also nominated for AMVCA’s Best Sound Editor and Best Art Director in “Gidi Up” and “Isoken” respectively.
In the same 2018, she was nominated as the best director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
Now in 2023, Jade Osiberu has 3 nominations in the upcoming 9th edition of the AMVCAs, in the categories of Best Writer and Best Director for The Trade, and Best Overall Movie for Brotherhood. We stan this hardworking queen.
These and more are the reasons she is our woman of the week.
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