Niji Akanni is a Screenwriter and Director. He works in the media of film, theatre and television. He was trained at the University of Ife, University of Ibadan and the Film & Television Institute of India. His films have won several major awards and screened at numerous international festivals across Nigeria, Africa, India and Europe. Among his major works for the cinema have been Abobaku (2008), Aramotu (2011) and Heroes and Zeros (2013). He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan and also lectures in the Department of Theatre, Redeemers University, Ede.