Yemi Bamiro talks about making "Super Eagles 96" - The Naija Filmmaker

Episode 5

Published on:

14th Apr 2023

From Intern to Director: My Documentary Journey with Yemi Bamiro

Yemi Bamiro is a documentary director known for "One Man In His Shoes" & "Super Eagles 96".

Filmmaker Yemi Bamiro takes us on a journey through the world of documentary filmmaking, sharing his personal experiences and insights. From his start at MTV to his critically acclaimed films on sneaker culture and Nigerian football, Bamiro discusses the challenges and triumphs of creating documentaries that captivate audiences. He also reflects on the power of storytelling to bring people together and inspire pride in one's culture.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. Making his debut doc, "One Man In His Shoes"

2.  He talks about the importance of research and planning.

3. Experiencing Lagos for the first time while shooting "Super Eagles 96"


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Sele is primarily a director and cinematographer. He developed his artistic eye through photography before choosing to focus on the moving image.

In 2019, Sele co-founded ‘Hive Film Collective’, aimed at building a network of filmmakers eager to tell stories and improve their craft. In 2020, he launched his podcast, ‘The Naija Filmmaker’ to create conversations around Nigerian filmmakers, their films, and their craft.

He is inspired by nature, the human mind, and seeking fresh perspectives. With this philosophy and a big belief in the refining nature of collaboration, he plans to change the world one story at a time.