Steve Ayorinde

Steve Ayorinde
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Writer, Film critic, Journalist, Researcher
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv, Literature, History/society, Media

Journalist, writer and Researcher.

Ayorinde is the Arts Editor and Chief Film Critic of The PUNCH, Lagos, Nigeria's largest circulation daily. He was formerly Arts Editor of The Comet and reporter with The Guardian, Lagos. He writes a weekly column, Something Before the Weekend, for The PUNCH, and regularly covers international film festivals and art events.
He was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, both in Nigeria, and the University of Leicester, UK, where he earned a Master's degree in Globalisation and Communications.
A polyglot and multiple wawrd-winning journalist, Ayorinde is also an alumnus of the University of Siena for Foreigners, Italy, and the Goethe Institute, Berlin.
For the 1997/98 season, he was a European Union Fellow at the'Fondaion Journalistes en Europe, Paris, France; and was a grantee of the prestigious International Visitors' Programme in 1999 to understudy some American Media and Cultural institutions in the United States.
His research intrests include film as mass communication and non-Hollywood alternative cinema as an example of cultural anthropology.
A member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Ayorinde has served on film festival juries across the world.


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