Documentary film as a form of cinematic expression is increasingly becoming popular in Africa as a tool for maintaining historical records. In recent times, documentaries have evolved to become longer in length and almost equal in terms of educational and entertainment value with other types of cinematography.
Social media platforms, such as Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook have provided an avenue for the promotion, development, and growth of the documentary film genre.
Documentary film-making is gradually becoming popular in Nigeria and Tunde Oladimeji, an ace filmmaker, actor, director, and producer is one of the top Nigeria’s documentary filmmakers who has carved a niche for himself with his Yoruba heritage documentary series.
His documentary of Ibadan was nominated in the best documentary category of the 2020 AMVCA. Other documentary works produced by him in that category include Eko àkéte, Abeokuta ilẹ̀ Ẹ̀gbá, Ife Ooye, and Oshogbo Oroki.
In addition to his documentary filmmaking, Tunde is an actor and director. He is the director of Aajirebi, a TV show on Africa Magic Yoruba. He was an assistant producer of the Amstel Malta box office 5. He is the host and Co-director of the TV show eleyinju àánú that has featured notable Nigerians including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale of the Ijebu Kingdom, Jaye Kuti, Akin Lewis, etc.
Tunde is a native of Iwo, Osun State, and a graduate of the University of Ibadan where he co-produced his first film titled àgbàlágba akàn an adaptation of Oladejo Okedijis book published in 1972.