Oluwaseun Babalola

Oluwaseun Babalola is a Sierra Leonean-Nigerian- American filmmaker. She founded DO Global Productions, a video production company specializing in documentaries. Her focus is to create and collaborate on projects across the globe, while providing positive representation for people of color.

She is a co-founder of BIAYA consulting, a consulting firm that bridges resource and knowledge gaps for African entrepreneurs in emerging industries. In November 2018, she threw a convention in Nigeria to help build a sustainable creative industry that can actually grow and export content called UNICON.

SOJU is a short documentary turned ongoing documentary series. The word Ṣoju (pronounced SHO-joo) means "represent” in Yoruba, a West African language spoken primarily in Nigeria. The series navigates the diverse youth culture found in Africa.

In the 30 minute short, surfers in Sierra Leone, death metal heads in Botswana, and guerrilla filmmakers in Nigeria discuss their identity and culture, and its effects on their local communities. The docu-series has gone on to document lives in Kenya, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

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