Aderinsola Ajao is a journalist and arts manager in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work cuts across the creative and cultural industries, and her writing has appeared in publications including Chimurenga, Africiné, Awotele, The Notebook, Glänta, The Sun, and La Furia Umana. She was previously Programme Officer at Goethe-Institut Nigeria, and is currently on the project team, as well as the editorial committee of Awotele, a bilingual pan-African screen journal. Aderinsola has participated in the Fespaco/Africiné Critics’ Workshop; the Berlinale and Durban Talents Press; CICAE’s Arthouse Cinema Management Workshop, and the Southern Africa – Locarno Industry Academy. She has been on film juries at DOK Leipzig, Márgenes Film Festival, Film Africa, and CPH:DOX. She organises Screen Out Loud, an independent cinema programme, in partnership with Alliance Française Lagos. She recently joined Pro Helvetia Johannesburg as Programme Manager for West Africa.


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