Chioma, is a Nigerian entertainment executive and an industrious and accomplished
entrepreneur. She commenced her professional journey as a Sales Executive at a
trading company in Nigeria after completing her education. Subsequently, she
relocated to the United States of America, where she spent 11 years gaining valuable
In 2006, she returned to Nigeria and assumed the roles of Managing Director and
CEO at JATA Logistics Ltd. Chioma brought about a significant transformation in
JATA’s operations, shifting its business focus from core logistics services, such as
travel management, to Business Support Services and eventually Events
Management, a field that resonated with her passion. Between 2006 and 2009, JATA
successfully managed numerous investors for both local and international roadshows
for prominent institutions like UBA, Bank PHB, and Transcorp, as well as private
placements for companies like Interstate Data USA and Global Biofuels.
Chioma’s fervent love for cinema and her keen insights into the industry deepened
following her involvement in the production of the 2007 Nigerian Film and Video
Censors Board (NFVCB) UK Roadshow. This collaboration led to her overseeing the
logistics of the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and the establishment
of the AMAA Charity Benefit. This innovative endeavour was designed as an annual
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, aiming to provide a platform for
industry practitioners and stakeholders to give back to society.
In 2009, Chioma, in partnership with JATA, orchestrated a highly acclaimed film
premiere within the Nollywood community, hosting the launch of the film ‘Through
the Glass,’ produced by Stephanie Okereke. Chioma’s achievements culminated with
her role as the local producer of the ION International Film Festival (IONIFF) in Port
Harcourt, Rivers State, in 2009.
In 2010, she laid the foundation for the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
Under Chioma’s leadership, AFRIFF has grown steadily, strategically transitioning to
a fully privately funded venture while significantly enhancing its reputation.
Currently, AFRIFF stands as Africa’s most vibrant film festival, and as it approaches
its 12th edition, it firmly occupies a prominent position in the international festival
circuit, consistently attracting substantial international interest and support.