May 23, 2024

Biography

Okoduwa Ayemere Best (born October 25) is a distinguished Nigerian Movie Director, Producer, and a Writer who has significantly contributed to the Nigerian film industry. He is popularly recognized as Best Okoduwa, Hailing from Edo State. Best has established himself as a highly skilled professional in the world of film production.

He is widely recognized in the industry by his professional pseudonym, “Best,” which aptly reflects his unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in all his works. He has a remarkable talent for creating cinematic masterpieces that resonate with audiences, and he has become well-known for his production of the critically acclaimed film “BECKMA” and many other productions.

Early Life

Best, an accomplished Nigerian filmmaker, and movie director, and a producer born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. While he hails from Edo State, Best spent his formative years in Lagos, where he was raised by his parents, Mr. Boroni Okoduwa and his mother, Mercy Okoduwa.

Growing up in a Christian household in the Festac area of Lagos, Best received his primary and secondary education locally. During this time, he discovered his passion for acting and actively participated in any drama activity or stage play in his school. It was through these early experiences that Best developed his acting skills and cultivated a love for the art of scriptwriting.

Best‘s interest in acting continued to grow as he progressed through high school, and he began experimenting with scriptwriting. With time, he honed his skills and continued to pursue his passion for acting and filmmaking during his university education.

Best has carved a path for himself in the Nigerian film industry through his hard work, dedication, and passion for the art. His natural talent and artistic abilities have brought him to the forefront of the industry, and he has inspired many aspiring actors and filmmakers in Nigeria and beyond. 

Despite the challenges he has faced along the way, Best‘s unwavering commitment to his career has propelled him to the position he holds today as one of Nigeria’s talented and respected Movie Producer and Director.

After completing his studies in Estate Management at the University of Lagos, he pursued his passion for filmmaking and obtained a certification in Filmmaking from CINE FABRIQUE in Lyon, France.

Career

Best has established himself as a proficient Writer, Producer, and Movie Director from Nigeria, significantly impacting the Nigerian film industry with his exceptional skills and talent. Since his foray into the industry, he has appeared in several films, and his performances have garnered critical acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

However, Best’s talent extends beyond acting, as he is also a skilled writer and producer, having written and produced many films throughout his career. One of his notable works is the 2016 film “YES I DON’T,” which he wrote and directed, showcasing his artistic flair and creative vision.

Best‘s outstanding talent and skill as a filmmaker have been evident in his numerous projects. In 2017, his film “GUILTY” received critical acclaim for its captivating storyline, exceptional performances, and masterful direction, solidifying his position as one of Nigeria’s filmmakers.

In addition to “GUILTY,” Best has also written, produced, and directed several other highly regarded films, including “Hannatu,” “The Redeemed,” “Damian’s Muse,” “Dark Chronicles,” “Marriage Pranks,” “The Altruist,” “A Piece Of Me,” “Muddled,” “Super Sheroes,” and “Pious Love,” among others.

Furthermore, Best has also made an impressive mark in the television industry, having worked on several TV series such as “Bad Brilliance,” “Karma – The Ripples,” and “The Pedros,” and he has other unreleased projects in the works.

In 2022, Best continued to showcase his exceptional talent by releasing several highly anticipated films he wrote and directed, including “BECKMA,” “A Neighbourly Affair,” “Fence of Defence,” and “Silhouette.

Throughout his career, Best has collaborated with numerous influential actors, actresses, producers, and directors in the industry, contributing significantly to the growth and development of the Nigerian film industry. 

His impressive body of work, combined with his exceptional talent and creativity, has earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of the country’s most respected and admired filmmakers.

Filmography

  • YES I DON’T
  • HEART
  • BIAS
  • GUILTY
  • MYSTIFIED
  • HANNATU
  • THE REDEEMED
  • DAMIAN’S MUSE
  • DARK CHRONICLES
  • MARRIAGE PRANKS
  • THE ALTRUIST
  • A PIECE OF ME
  • MUDDLED
  • SUPER SHEROES
  • PIOUS LOVE
  • LOVE LUST AND A MURDER
  • BECKMA
  • SINISTER

Awards & Nomination 

  • Student Achievers award (UNILAG) 2016
  • Award for Best Use of music in a film (Cross River Movie Award) 2016
  • Award for Best Nollywood film – Zuma International Film Festival 2021
  • Award for Best Nigerian Short film – EKo International Film festival 2021
  • Award for Best Nollywood Film – Toronto international Nigerian film festival 2021
  • Nominee; Best Director (Hollywood African Prestigious Awards) 2022
  • Award for Best Documentary – World film carnival Singapore – 2022
  • Award for Best Nigerian film – Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) – 2022

Personal Life

Best is a handsome young man with a great body physique, He currently resides in Lagos with his family. He is married and blessed with a beautiful daughter, whom he adores and dotes on.

As a family man, Best values spending quality time with his loved ones and prioritizes his family’s needs above all else. Despite the demands of his busy career, he makes a conscious effort to balance his personal and professional life to ensure that he is present for his family.

Best‘s philanthropic endeavors have been accompanied by his role as a key source of inspiration for a multitude of young individuals. He proactively travels to various locations to assist youths in recognizing and enhancing their unique skills and talents across different domains while providing financial support to ensure their growth and development.

Social Media

  • Instagram @bestokoduwa
  • Twitter @bestokoduwa
  • Tiktok @bestokoduwa
  • Linkedin @BEST OKODUWA
  • Youtube @PEACH ESSENCE TV
  • Email @www.savvyminaznigeria.com

Net Worth

Best is an influential and highly estimated Nigerian film producer and director. He is yet to have his net worth uploaded on the net.


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