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Tope Oshin

Lagos, Nigeria
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. As a child she engaged in drawing, singing and dancing, and had aspirations to be a painter. She studied Theatre Arts, TV & FIlm Production at Lagos State University, became more interested in filmmaking and later studied at Directing at Colorado Film School of the Community College of Aurora, Denver.
Tope, who was an actor for 12 years, before becoming a director, cut her teeth in directing, working as an assistant director for The Apprentice Africa and has since become known for directing top TV dramas and soap operas such as MTV Shuga, Hush, Hotel Majestic, Castle & Castle and Tinsel (TV series). Though she has directed several short films such as The Young Smoker, Till Death Do Us Part, New Horizons and recently Ireti, she is known for her feature films, Journey to Self (2015), InLine (2017) and upcoming 2018 big cinema release, New Money.
In 2015, Oshin produced the romantic film Fifty, about four fifty-year-old female Lagos residents. The film broke box office records upon release in the December, taking N20 million in the first weekend. She was also one of the Producers on the current most successful Nollywood film, The Wedding Party 2 (2017).
In 2016, she directed the documentary, Amaka's Kin: The Women Of Nollywood, as a memorial to prominent filmmaker Amaka Igwe, who died in 2014. The documentary addresses issues facing female directors working in Nollywood in a male-dominated industry. Tope also has a thriving career as a Casting director and has cast for several film and television projects including 3 seasons of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation drama series Shuga.