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Olaniyi Areke

Adjunct Instructor Communication, School of

Olaniyi Areke is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. He is the President/CEO of Majestic Pictures LLC, is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker who has experience in all aspects of video and film production. He has written, produced, directed, shot, and edited several video and film projects in the last 27 years.  Areke made a name for himself with his video documentary Descendants, which won an Emmy Award, and a dramatic feature film entitled Disillusion.

Beside Emmy Awards, Areke has won Princess Grace Statue Award, Paul Robeson Award, Eddie Murphy/Paramount Pictures Creative Writing Award Finalist, and Honorable Mention Award at the Black Filmmakers’ Hall of Fame, and Outstanding Young Man of America Award.  He has received grants from several local, state and regional organizations.

Areke received the prestigious 2004 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Fellowship to attend the Management Development Seminar for Television Executives (MDS) at Media Management Center in Northwestern University in Chicago.
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