Background & Inspiration
Savvy Minaz Nigeria started with the dream of providing solutions to social problems in Nigeria and Africa through the use of the Media and films. Best Okoduwa and Agnes Obi are experienced and award-winning filmmakers who have experienced and understand the compelling power of films and the media. Products and services showcased in films experience exponential increase in patronage, films produced in Nigeria accounts for millions of local viewers, influencing people to cultivate new ideas, creating new trends and new cultures. The film and the media are extremely Powerful Influencers that can reshape and reposition the world for sustainable development. At Savvy Minaz Nigeria, we believe that the solutions to the several serious social problems faced by Nigeria and African are embedded in aggressive campaigns to eradicate ignorance and convey sustainable change. If films and the mainstream media begin to consciously educate Africans on the prevailing social problems and communicate solutions, a more prosperous and genuinely happy Nigeria and Africa will emerge soonest.
BEST OKODUWA – Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Best Okoduwa is a Social Entrepreneur; the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at SAVVY MINAZ NIGERIA, A youth-led social enterprise focused on using film and media to proffer effective and sustainable solutions to social problems in Africa and beyond. He is an award-winning filmmaker for the SDGs; he produces and directs premium films to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. He is a peace Champion; he has experience and training in Peace processes. He is the founder of Early Start Empowerment and Development initiative known as PROJECT EARLY START; A registered NGO in Nigeria focused on building sustainable peace in Nigeria and Africa through poverty alleviation and crime and violence prevention. He is a graduate of Estate Management from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he was awarded; Student’s Achievers Award. He is an alumnus of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) by the US mission, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI -RLC), Peace Revolution (Thailand) and a current Global Peace Ambassador at Global Peace Chain. He is the president of the Lagos Peace Club.
Agnes Obi – Co. Founder & Business Director
Agnes Obi holds an MBA from Georgian Court University, New Jersey, USA. She kicked off her career in the US as a Project Manager at the Give Something Back Foundation before moving onto growth developing opportunities. In Addition to being a Co. Founder & Business Director at Savvy Minaz Nigeria, Agnes is the General Manager of Peach Essence Creative Services, a business and media tech brand known for lifestyle and entertainment. Agnes is a peace advocate who is also passionate about providing unprivileged youths with the opportunities and stability needed to generate income and shape their future.