With ‘Remember Me’, a soon-to-be released Nollywood movie, a couple of things are happening for the first time. It is Uru Eke’s first production credit, having made her mark as an actress. More importantly, it is the first time, O.C Ukeje, one of the lead actors, would talk glowingly about any movie.
Belosah Ajisola Abiola was born in London, U.K. An only child of a loving mother (Lawyer/Banker) and enterprising father (Engineer/Businessman), he spent his youth under the care of his mother living in Lagos after which he furthered his education abroad, living, studying and working in Manchester, Nottingham, London and Abu Dhabi where he concluded his film studies at the New York Film Academy (NYFA).
Video production has been a brooding passion for Abiola, fondly called “AJ” by his admirers. He has been directing high quality production with ease and consistently for years before he entered into partnership to birth NoVex Africa Productions, which he says was borne out of his desire to redefine video production in Nigeria and take it to the next level. NoVex Africa Productions is designed to provide high-end entertainment/video production services backed by a dedicated and competent team of trusted professionals. NoVex also offers a rich portfolio of audio visual consult and services to support, nurture, and grow business with strong emphasis on excellence.
It has a high level clientele which cuts across various areas – Music, Nollywood, Advertising, Sports, Publishing and Online entertainment. NoVex’s portfolio also includes conferences, concert and large scale corporate/public gatherings.
A thoroughbred professional cum Cinematographer, AJ studied Business Studies at the University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. He is also a Harrybaker Professionals certified PRINCE 2 Project Manager -APMG.
He was the TV show director in charge of the cast and crew of ‘Igbo Amaka’ a television talk-show for Africa Magic Igbo channel, filming 30 episodes for its piloting season. His skills and strengths are grounded in good leadership qualities, creative, strategic management skills acquired through participating in team activities and setting timelines and deliverables. Having a strong analytical and mathematical instinct in problem solving and decision making skills, AJ developed himself while studying Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom reshaping his worldview.
When asked his unique selling proposition and target in the next five years; AJ says, “Over the years, I have produced content for the Web and Television and my five years plan is to become a noteworthy content producer based in Nigeria but working across the continent. Our industry has developed to the point where we cannot use the excuse of lack of infrastructure. Our only hindrance is not to make the effort.”
Having exposed himself to different cultures from around the world, AJ has gradually made his way to and is locked in Media sphere, working with reputable production companies and brands. Undertaking Film, TV, and commercial work under his own imprint soon followed, along with increased attention from the media. AJ stands poised at the edge of a promising career, drawing on his past to help guide him to a brighter future.