(film & tv)

Exclusively convened for young professionals between 18 and 35 years, currently engaged in or interested in pursuing a career in the Film and TV industry. Participants must be graduates (Minimum of OND)

YPONLINE was previously convened as YPLAGOS and YPCALABAR. The challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic presented the opportunity to host the event online.  This makes it possible to accommodate more mentors and mentees as it also gives participants the opportunity to join in from anywhere.

On June 6 and June 13, 2020, we convened YPONLINE where we hosted 80 mentors and over 500 young professionals.

At YPONLINE (Film and TV), benefit from answers, insights, experiences and guidance offered by a mentor and also from everyone else in the room in addition to forming new relationships. 

Participation fee is ₦2,750. 

Thankfully, 100% scholarship has been provided by Unity Bank Plc.

Every participant gets a digital certificate of participation.


All mentors listed confirmed their availability. However, we are aware that plans can change at any time causing a confirmed mentor to become unavailable.

Plenary session speaker

Mr.Emeka Mba

CEO, Questech Media & Former DG, Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation

B.B Sasore

Director, Banana Island Ghost, God's Calling

Uche Ekilisie-Uzor

Commissioning Editor, Africa Magic, M-Net Africa

Ayoade Adeyanju

Writer, Battleground, Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Shuga etc

Yinka Ogun

Creator, Tinsel Writer, Oloture

Ego Boyo

Actress & Film Producer

Femi Odugbemi

CEO, Zuri Media

Tade Ogidan

Founder, OGD Pictures Ltd

Bimbo Manuel

Actor & Writer

Teco Benson

Film Director & Producer

Akin Omotosho

Film Writer, Director and Actor

James Omokwe

Film Director

Jide Kosoko

Veteran Actor

Biodun Stephen

Nigerian Film Director, Writer & Producer

Bode Asiyanbi

Writer and British Council LTF Playwriting Prize (2016 and 2017)

Shaffy Bello

Film Actress

Abiola Segun-Williams


John Adewara

Art Director

Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Actress & Performing Artist

Ope Ajayi

Executive Director, Genesis Cinemas

Tina Mba

Film and TV Actress

Michelle Dede

TV Host and Actor

Yemi Morafa

Film Director and Producer

Jane Maduegbuna

Co-founder, Afrinolly Creative Hub

Stanlee Ohikhuare

Film Producer and Artistic Director of Realtime Festival

Chioma Onyenwe

Programme Coordinator, Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)

Yinka Omilani

Producer, Actor and Director

Frederick Leonard

Film Actor

Sunkanmi Adebayo

Film director / Content Producer

Rotimi Adelegan

Film Actor

Emil B. Garuba

Screen Writer

Rekiya Ibrahim Atta

Actress and Development Consultant

Sani Mu'azu

Actor / Producer / Director

Ame Abebrese

Actress, Producer, TV presenter

Tolu Ajayi

Director and Producer

Ope Ajayi

Executive Director, Genesis Cinemas

Abiola Segun-Williams


Chioma Onyenwe

Programme Coordinator, Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)

Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Actress & performing artist

Ope Ajayi

Executive Director, Genesis Cinemas

Abiola Segun-Williams



YPONLINE is a mentoring platform for young professions who must be graduates and must be between the ages of 18 and 35. Previously, the event was held as YPLAGOS and YPCALABAR. Now, it’s being convened online.

Unfortunately, you can’t. However, we will try and match you with a mentor that close to your expressed interest. Plus please note that our selected mentors are leaders who have diverse experience that will be of benefit to you than you may think.

It will run for 2 hours. 10am to 12 noon.

The plenary session will be on Zoom and the breakout session will be on Google Meet.