Daniel Ademinokan is regarded as one of the most prolific filmmakers from Africa today as his works have charted a new course for the Nigerian motion picture industry. For over 13 years he has written, produced and directed several feature films, shorts, music videos, commercials, PSAs and documentaries.
Daniel started out as a script writer but his eyes have always been on the director’s chair. He is one of those you can describe as a natural in the the art of directing.
His first passion was music and as a teenager he toured with major bands as a bass player for several years. Even as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music producer, Daniel still nurtured his love for films and television. In the late 1990s he penned several screenplays for producers in Nigeria that became very successful movies. This gave him more drive to pursue his vision as a filmmaker.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in Nigeria, he went on to the United States and Spain to study Filmmaking. Daniel is a graduate of the Digital Film Academy in New York and the REDucation program at the New York Film Academy.
Daniel’s claim to fame came when he directed the movie BLACK FRIDAY that earned 5 nominations at the Africa Movie Acadeny Awards which has been described as the African oscars. The nominations included best screenplay, best director, best editing, best sound and best actor.
He has gone on to win scores of awards as a director across Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. His films have also screened at festivals & cinemas in Spain, United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Scottland, the United States, Holland, The United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon and Canada.
DaBishop, as he is fondly called, has been described as the “actors’ director”, “the all-in-one-director” and the “one-stop-shop”. Noted for his knack for perfection and attention to details, actors and crew rarely turn down any script or material from Ademinokan.
Ademinokan is respected as a director but he is also a seasoned cinematographer (a certified RED User), writer, editor, post-production guru, motion graphics animator, film producer, songwriter, musician and music producer.
Every single movie that Daniel has worked on in Africa have been block busters and this has made him gather an enormous fan base from film enthusiasts around the world and also earn maximum respect from his colleagues.
Daniel is the Co-Founder of INDEX TWO STUDIOS and together with his team, they have created and developed over 100 shows for Radio and Television for different brands and media platforms around the world.
Ademinokan is also known for his philanthropy and training of young filmmakers across Africa and the United States.