Daniel Ademinokan

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Daniel Ademinokan
Daniel Oritsebawo Ademinokan

(1977-07-31) July 31, 1977 (age 46)
Lagos, Nigeria
Alma mater
  • University of Ibadan
  • Digital Film Academy, New York
  • New York Film Academy, Miami
  • Film Director
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
Years active1998–present
Notable work
  • Ghetto Dreamz - The Dagrin Story
  • Bursting Out (film)
  • Between
  • Here
  • Shuga (TV Series)
  • Onitemi
  • Doris Simeon (m. 2008⁠–⁠2011)
  • Stella Damasus (m. 2013)

Daniel Ademinokan who started his career in Nigeria in 1998 as a screenwriter, always had his eye on directing[1]. Daniel grew up as a child musician, playing a wide array of instruments, touring with popular musicians as a teenager.[2]

Having won several awards for his works as a Director, he is also a seasoned cinematographer, writer, editor, motion graphics animator, producer, songwriter, musician, and music producer,[3] as demonstrated with his work on Season 8 of the Shuga (TV Series) series, where he is credited as Director[4], Cinematographer[5], Composer[6] and Music Supervisor[7]. Co-founder of Index Two Studios, MonAfrik TV and i2radio.net,[8] Daniel teaches filmmaking and directing at the Digital Film Academy in New York.

Personal life

Daniel was married to actress Doris Simeon with whom he has a son, David Ademinokan[9]. His second marriage to Nigerian actress and widow of Jaiye Aboderin, Stella Damasus in 2013, generated a lot of controversy.[10]



Year Title Role
2018 Here (Short)[11] Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
2018 Between[12] Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
2013 Twisted (Short)[13] Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
2011 Ghetto Dreamz[14]: The Dagrin Story[15] Director
2011 Unwanted Guest[16] Director, Writer, Editor
2011 When Is It Enough (Short)[17] Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer
2010 Bursting Out (film)[18] Director
2010 Asiri[19] Director, Writer, Editor
2010 No Jersey, No Match[20] Director, Producer, Writer
2009 Guilty Pleasures (2009 film)[21] Director
2008 Black Friday[22] Director, Editor
2008 Omo Iya Kan[23] Director, Editor
2008 Modupe Temi[24] Director, Editor
2008 In The Eyes Of My Husband[25] Director
2007 Love Doctor[26] Director
2007 Onitemi[27] Director, Writer
2005 Omo Jayejaye[28] Director, Producer, Writer


Year Title Role
2019 Shuga (TV Series) Director, Composer, Music Supervisor, Cinematographer
2016-2018 An African Girl Abroad[29] Director, Producer, Writer
2013 Stella Damasus Diaries[30] Director, Editor, Cinematographer
2013 Mix Match[31] Director, Producer, Writer
2012 Two Sides Of A Coin[32] Director
2007-2009 Shine Director
2007-2008 Our Home Director

Commercials and PSAs

Year Title Role
2017 McDonald’s McCafe - Surprise Director
2017 McDonald’s McCafe - Announcer Director
2018 1900 Barker Coffee TV Spot Director, Editor
2018 BMW of Manhattan TV Spot Director, Editor, Cinematographer
2013 We Are All Color Blind: Campaign in Honor of Trayvon Martin Director, Editor, Cinematographer
2013 Don’t Text & Drive Director, Editor, Cinematographer
2013 United Nations Day of The Girl Child Director, Editor, Cinematographer
2012 Women 4 Africa Director, Editor

Awards and honors

  • Best Indigenous Film – Onitemi - Africa Movie Academy Awards 2008 

  • Best Indigenous Film – Omo Iya Kan - Best of Nollywood Awards 2009

  • Best Director – Asiri - ZAFAA Awards, UK 2010

  • Best Editor – Omo Iya Kan - The Indigenous Movie Awards 2010

  • Best Short Film – No Jersey, No Match - Abuja International Film Festival 2010
  • Best Fuji Music Video – Funmilayo - Nigeria Music Video Awards 2010

  • Best Movie Producer/Director - City People Entertainment Awards 2010

  • Best New Director – Black Friday - Africa Movie Academy Awards 2008

  • Best Director – Guilty Pleasures - Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2010

In the media



  1. https://www.thenigerianvoice.com/movie/50028/daniel-ademinokanthe-exceptional-director.html
  2. https://www.danielademinokan.com
  3. https://www.danielademinokan.com
  4. https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/movies/mtv-shuga-naija-all-you-need-to-watch-out-for-as-season-4-kicks-off/2hvhvkh
  5. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2577388/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  6. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2577388/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  7. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2577388/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  8. https://www.danielademinokan.com
  9. https://www.nigeriafilms.com/movie-news/92-nollywood-diaspora/52017-for-the-sake-of-their-son-daniel-ademinokan-and-ex-wife-doris-simeon-back-together-photos
  10. https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/stella-damasus-actress-husband-spotted-with-ex-wife-and-their-son-in-new-york/10zy42b
  11. https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/movies/daniel-ademinokans-here-grabs-award-at-that-film-festival/8xgc4jc
  12. https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/movies/between-daniel-ademinokans-new-movie-starring-stella-damasus-to-premiere-at-glennfest/vbbn47j
  13. http://goldenicons.com/daniel-as-new-trailer-twisted/
  14. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1874511/?ref_=filmo_li_tt
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Grin#Ghetto_Dreamz
  16. https://simplysamad.blogspot.com/2011/09/media-frenzy-greets-unwanted-guest.html
  17. https://applauseafrica.com/when-is-it-enough-a-true-sad-story-of-a-courageous-woman/
  18. https://letterboxd.com/film/bursting-out/
  19. https://www.amazon.com/Asiri-Daniel-Ademinokan/dp/B01FZTE0BA
  20. http://djabass.blogspot.com/2013/02/no-jersey-no-match-adult-theme-short.html
  21. https://nollywoodforever.wordpress.com/tag/daniel-ademinokan/
  22. https://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday-Full-Story-Ezuronye/dp/B008C4CAVS
  23. https://www.nollywoodreinvented.com/2013/01/omo-iya-kan.html
  24. https://books.google.com.ng/books?id=cHUpDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=Daniel+Ademinokan,+mo+dupe+temi&source=bl&ots=NDrTC2gixV&sig=ACfU3U05Mt810A5pFBdu5gBAKwhsdd5trQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwju4cqhwcnlAhUPilwKHSYGAhsQ6AEwCXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Daniel%20Ademinokan%2C%20mo%20dupe%20temi&f=false
  25. https://www.nollywoodreinvented.com/2012/07/in-eyes-of-my-husband.html
  26. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1416804/
  27. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1329209/
  28. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201096/
  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_xKTyv3_-I
  30. https://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/introducing-stella-damasuss-all-new-web-show-stella-damasus-diaries/xsevec9
  31. https://toadconcepts.blogspot.com/2013/09/behind-scenes-mix-match-web-series-by.html
  32. https://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/92297/two-sides-of-a-coin-goes-on-air-of-africa-magic.html

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