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MAJIYE UCHIBEKE

Born and raised in Nigeria, a country celebrated for having Nollywood, one of the largest movie industries in the world, Majiye was immersed in a culture rich with stories. This environment ignited Majiye's passion for storytelling and filmmaking at a young age. 

 

Majiye’s pursuit of excellence led him to the prestigious University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, here, Majiye earned his master's degree in Film and Television Production,  was mentored by three-time Oscar winner and documentary filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris and reality TV producer Scott Stone, just to mention a few. These mentors provided Majiye with an unparalleled foundation in both the art and the business of filmmaking.

 

Majiye's film "I Am More Dangerous Dead" stands as a shining example of his storytelling prowess and commitment to creating social change through cinema. The documentary, recognized through several notable accolades, including a nomination for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and winning the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Documentary Award, explores the complexities of activism, legacy, and the fight for justice. Through compelling narrative and visual storytelling, Majiye captures the essence of his subjects, making a profound statement on the impact one individual can have on the world.

 

For Majiye, the road to success has been anything but smooth. His journey has been marked by profound personal and professional challenges that have tested his resolve and commitment to filmmaking. Just two weeks after arriving in America to pursue his dreams, Uchibeke faced a devastating loss when his mother passed away. Her memory has been a constant source of inspiration for Majiye and this tragedy became a pivotal motivating factor for him, driving him to continue her legacy of kindness, activism, and social change. 

 

The journey has indeed been tough for Majiye, but he firmly believes that the many destinations—each film, each story told, each impact made—are often worth the effort. His path has been one of resilience, determination, and an unwavering commitment to excellence and activism through the medium of film.

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