Kehinde Olorunyomi

2024 Winner

“This grant from Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund brings me immense joy. It’s not just about the money; it’s about the validation of my dreams as an African in Canada. I believe this recognition will be a stepping stone to even greater achievements.”

Kehinde Olorunyomi is a filmmaker with over 20 screenplays to her name. Her works, such as “Real Lagos Fake Life” and “The Novelist,” have been featured on Netflix. She holds a diploma in screenwriting from the London Academy of Radio, Film, and TV, UK, and a certificate in Character Make-up from the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, California.

Kehinde began her acting career in 2001 with the TV program “Everyday People.” She is well-known for her roles in the international TV series “Tinsel” and the now-defunct drama “DOMINO.” As a screenwriter, she has received awards in Toronto and Ghana for Best Original Screenplay and Best Movie. Kehinde aims to break into the Canadian film industry and highlight African stories that resonate with audiences worldwide. Kehinde is an active member of the New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-op.



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