About us

The Foundation for women in film and television in Nigeria (WIFT) founded March 2011 is a membership based non-profit organization born out of the news to support women in film, television and other media. 

It is an initiative set up to educate and foster professionalism in film and media for girls and women who want to develop a career in the media.

It is an initiative, set up to educate and foster professionalism in film and media for female secondary school students and women who want to develop a career in the media, in a bid to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in Nigeria.
WIFTIN not only empower women but also recognizes and celebrate women in screen-based whose efforts have impacted positively on the growth of the Nigerian media industry.

Women in Film and Television in Nigeria

The first WIF network (Women in Film LA) was established in Los Angeles in the 70’s as a reaction to male dominance in the film industry. Today, there are around 50 WIFT and WIFT-partner chapters in six continents – all working for the same goal: gender balance in the industry.

To unite women working in all areas of film, television and other media in Nigeria.
To effectively represent the affairs of all women who are engaged or aspire to be engaged in all media-based endeavors.

To build a focused community within the Nigerian media, intent on sensitizing women on the benefits of;

  1. Professionalism
  2. Skills development
  3. Motivation
  4. Mentoring
  5. Work-life-balance.

To create and sponsor media based programmes for women and girls who are aspiring to develop a career in the media.
The programme is aimed at furthering the achievement of the sustainable development Goal 2030 ( I.e Goal 1 – no poverty and Goal 4 – quality education ) for the professional woman and girl on Nigeria.
The programm will help to eliminate unwholesome societal tendencies and also start the Nigerian female future film makers in the right path, making them realize how gifted, intelligent, bold and beautiful they are.

Our Vision

Our Board of Trustees

Muna Onuzo

Muna Onuzo

President

Muna Onuzo is a dynamic strategist and communications expert with indepth knowledge of how to utilize integrated marketing communication platforms to project a brand.
She has expertise in community, Government and stakeholder’s engagements. She has worked with several blue chip Organizations and has helped many startup companies get structured.
Her communication expertise captures tailored internal and external communications, communication design through traditional and digital media and production of narrative based messages that promote target audience participation, foster social change and impact Consumer.

Aisha Augie Kuta​

Aisha Augie Kuta

Vice President

Aisha is the senior special assistant (New media) to the Governor, Kebbi State. She has over a decade of experience in media and communications. Aisha excels at harnessing traditional and new media to create value for communities. As an internationally celebrated creative artist, photographer, filmmaker and communication specialist, Aisha has led various development initiatives for the advocacy of youth and Women empowerment across Nigeria.

She has worked in both the private, public and not for profit sectors in key industries.

Non-Executive Board

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike​

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike

Executive Member

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike is an Energy Law expert, poet, writer and a Partner of ACAS-Law (1st tier Nigerian law firm) possessing over 17 years of experience in Energy and Corporate Commercial Law practices. She consults extensively on a wide range of investment issues for international exploration, oil service and multinational trading companies. She advises on strategy, planning and development solutions to project specific ventures within the oil and gas industry. 

Her contributions to the youth and society has earned her the honour of the Children’s Playground at the Yitzhak Rabin International School, Port Harcourt Rivers State being named the “DONNA OBASEKI-OGUNNAIKE CHILDREN PLAYGROUND”. She is also currently the youngest recipient of the Yitzhak Rabin International Award for Excellence in Leadership (2014).

Abiola Segun-Williams​

Abiola Segun-Williams

Member

Abiola Segun Williams is a Nigerian actress popularly known as Titi K on her role in TV Soap Tinsel. Abiola Segun Williams became a professional actress from 1986. In school she started acting to earn a living as a professional actor. She was born in Lagos and also grew up there. Abiola finished her secondary education in 1983 and studied theatre Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. She has featured in many movies such as In the cupboard by Desmond Elliot, I will take my chances produced by Emem Isong and Damages with Uche Jombo, She is married and they have two children. 

Oluchi Afurobi

Oluchi Afurobi

Executive Member

Oluchi is the CEO at rising phoenix entertainment Nigeria limited. She has specialties in producing films. An example of a popular movie she produced was rule No 1. 

She also has specialties in producing TV series and content, commercials.

Ronya Man​

Ronya Man

Executive Member

Ronya is an acting coach, artistic director and creative arts specialist. She starred in Trumped, which was screened at Cannes festival 2019. She also features on my flatmates, Nigeria TV comedy series on Africa Magic.

image of Tampiri Akemu

Tampiri Irimagha-Akemu

Executive Member

Tampiri is a management consultant, communications expert and filmmaker having occupied top leadership positions in multinationals MNCs and IOCs. She is a dynamic, proactive and people driven, professional and passionate about human capital development for micro, small and medium scale enterprises in Africa.

She is a board committee member of Women in successful Careers (WISCAR). Her first movie Guynman was a success in Cinemas nationwide. She is passionate about innovation and capacity development and initiator of the corporate communications Awards (CCA) the first of its kind in Nigeria aimed at celebrating outstanding achievements in the corporate communications field in Nigeria and West Africa at large.

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