Oshin in 2015
Temitope Aina Oshin
June 10, 1979
|Alma mater|| Lagos State University,Nigeria|
Colorado Film School, Community College of Aurora, Denver
Met Film School, London.
|Occupation||Director. Producer. Casting Director. Writer. Actor.|
| Shuga |
The Wedding Party 2
Journey to Self ,
Tinsel (TV series)
Tope Oshin is a Nigerian television and film director, producer and casting director. In 2015 Pulse magazine named her as one of "9 Nigerian female movie directors you should know" in the Nollywood film industry.and in March 2018, in commemoration of the Women's History Month, Tope was celebrated by OkayAfrica as one of the Okay100 Women. The interactive campaign celebrates extraordinary women from Africa and the diaspora making waves across a wide array of industries, while driving positive impact in their communities and the world at large.
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Tope hails from a devout Christian family. As a child she engaged in drawing, singing and dancing, and had aspirations to be a painter. She studied economics at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, but left the course to study Public Administration, and then Theatre Arts, TV & FIlm Production at Lagos State University.She became more interested in filmmaking and later studied Film Production, and Cinematography at Colorado Film School of the Community College of Aurora, Denver, and Met Film School, Ealing Studios, London respectively. Tope is also an alumnus of 'Talents Durban' and Berlinale Talents, a networking summit of select outstanding creatives from the world of film and drama series across the globe.
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Tope, who was an actor for 12 years, featuring in films like Relentless (2010 film) , cut her teeth in directing, working as an assistant director for The Apprentice Africa .and has since become known for directing popular African TV dramas and soap operas such as Hush, Hotel Majestic, Tinsel (TV series) and Season 6 of MTV Shuga. Though she has directed several introspective short films such as The Young Smoker, Till Death Do Us Part, New Horizons and Ireti, she is known for her 2012 feature film Journey to Self , and March 2018 feature film release New Money .
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Tope also has a thriving career as a Casting director and has cast for several film and television projects including all 3 Nigerian seasons of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation drama series Shuga
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