Abimbola Ogunsanya is an award winning director and film maker born and living in Lagos.
He worked as a professional cameraman on films and TV shows like Project fame ,Nigerian Idol , lets dance ,etc .
Abimbola ogunsanya was part of the team that shot the first 65 episodes of the award winning Tinsel.
Abimbola’s true passion is producing short films focusing on the lives of ordinary children and women of Nigeria.
Through his short films, Abimbola provides an insight into the lives of the poor and marginalised in Nigeria. Despite the accolades and awards he has received his documentaries have seldom been provided a public viewing in Nigeria until the release of his most recent film ‘Don’t Walk Away’.
Abimbola was trained by the renowned veteran film maker Tunde Kelani. His late father was the Nigerian musician and TV personality Yomyem (Ogunyemi Ogunsanya)
Best Documentary at the Goethe Institute supported ‘In-Short Film Festival 2011 for his film ‘Unique Fingers’ – a film about a small drum troop.
The film ‘If only’ which profiled the murder by a mob of a 12 year old street child was shortlisted and featured in the 2011 Aljazeera International Documentary.
Best Documentary at the Zuma Film Festival Abuja 2012 for his film I’m talented, which profiled talented children whose talent was in danger of being thwarted by the poverty in which they live.
2018 -Directed award winning films like life line .
2017-worked as director of photography on over 180 films produced by african magic
2015 – Directed award winning films likes Anjola
2014 -Directed award winning tv series like Ayanfemi
2012- Don’t Walk Away: A re-edited version of his film ‘if Only’ which supports a campaign to combat mob justice in Nigeria.