Olori Funmilayo Adedeji, a professional Nollywood actress, has emerged the vice president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Canada chapter.
In a post shared by the beautiful mother of six, Olori Adedeji confirmed the appointment.
“It is official🙌🏾🙌🏾..Olori Funmilayo Adedeji, Vice President of TAMPAN Canada chapter. Just an honour and privilege that I will not take for granted 🙏🏾 Good morning house. Have a fruitful week ahead,” she wrote.
The president of the association, Bolaji Amusan, while presenting her with the certificate of return for the unopposed election she won, expressed his confidence in her to lift the association in Canada to an enviable position.
“Olori has many years of experience, she has been around for a long time, she is well exposed and quite enlightened. We need her to help build TAMPAN Canada Chapter and I’m very sure she would deliver,” Amusan said.
Olori Funmilayo Adedeji being presented certificate of return by TAMPAN president, Bolaji Amusan in Canada recently.
Funmilayo Adedeji, Olori Productions as she’s fondly called and largely based in Canada, launched her movie company, Olori Theatre Entertainment & Productions (OTEP) in 2016 after leaving her teaching career.
L-R: Former Miss Canada 2014, Angie Shilliday; renowed poet, Baamowe of Canada Chief Bisi Adedeji; CEO of OTEP, Olori Funmilayo Adedeji; Film maker, Kunle Afolayan; Afrobeat musician, Femi Abosede and Calgary tourism Ambassador, Jeff B Wilkie aka Mr. Calgary, at the official launching of the Olori Theatre Entertainment & Productions (OTEP) in 2016.
In a quest to arm herself as a professional thespian, she attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary Alberta, Canada between 2010 to 2014 as a drama major and attained Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA) concurrently.
Between 2014 and 2016, she had a degree in Education at the Faculty of Education and also attained Bachelor’s degree in education (BEd) as a high school drama teacher.
Adedeji flanked by family members at her graduation ceremony
Olori, who had since gone on to produce several movies both in English and Yoruba, said she had no plan of stopping.
“Ever since I have found my passion, I’ve not stopped producing movies,” Olori said.
On her new portfolio, Adedeji assured members of her commitment to the advancement of the association for the benefit of the industry.
“As the Vice President of TAMPAN Canada, I plan to organise training sessions for aspiring actors for skills development to help prepare them for stage performances and camera.
“I would also endeavour to bridge the gap in Nollywood between Canada and Nigeria. In so doing, actors here in Canada will be exposed to our culture and vice versa through TAMPAN organising their visitation to Nigeria to have first hand experience of what Nollywood truly is,” she concluded.
Olori is expected to serve as vice president for the period of four years according to the constitution of the association.