The woman behind “KOFA”
May 18, 2023 -CNW News -Chibie Louis-Okoye is an award-winning Nigerian-Canadian film producer. The thought-provoking movie producer and founder of COLO Studios in Toronto has made it her mission to elevate the untapped content resources in African stories.
Louis-Okoye is a Reelworld Screen Institute delegate to Cannes, TIFF, Content London, Content Canada, CMPA Prime Time & will be a guest speaker at AfroCannes during this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The producer will be speaking on how Nollywood is becoming a force in movie making and will also join a panel on emerging producers and co-production models. The talented Louis-Okoye produced the award-winning feature film, KOFA (2023), awarded Best Feature film at the Africa International Film Festival.
(AFRIFF) A success story in Africa, KOFA is nominated for 2 African Magic Viewer Choice Awards and won the best trailer in the African region at the 2023 World Trailer Awards in Portugal.
Louis-Okoye is bringing KOFA to Canada for distribution. Not a stranger to award winning films, Louis-Okoye was the associate producer for The Tenant (2008) and the Planet Africa TV Show, the longest running show of its kind in Canada–aired on Omni TV/Rogers TV. Her producing talent goes beyond movies, to numerous theatre and live productions including the annual Excellence Awards by AfroGlobal Television.
Chibie Louis-Okoye combines the passion for her heritage with a creative mind that isn’t afraid to push the envelope, making her power as a producer a force to be reckoned with.
Louis-Okoye is using her master’s graduate degree in innovation and entrepreneurship from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University to build a profitable, sustainable film company together with becoming a powerful Black woman producer.
Louis-Okoye aspires to help close the gap of limited black film business producers globally. At her core, Louis-Okoye is passionate about Africa’s impact on the world and vice versa and how we can leverage intellectualism and empathy to improve our society.
Louis-Okoye is a master at using the tools she’s acquired, from business to the creative. Putting her background in new technology to use, the innovative producer is in early development of an Africanfuturistic sci-fi dramatic television series, ’The Third Coming. Chibie Louis-Okoye is on a mission and making sure we know about it.