Kayode Kasum is a renowned movie director and cinematographer, known for the movie “Oga Bolaji, shot in 2018.
He was born on February 2nd, 1992 in Lagos where he had his up-bringing.
Kayode Kasum attended Lagos State Model College Kankon, Badagry (LASMOCK).
He later graduated from Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos.
Kayode worked briefly as a motion graphic designer at Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) between 2014 and 2015 where he had the bulk of skills and experience in his career.
He got another job as a channel manager/producer at the African Cable Television (ACTV). In his second year in that capacity, he took up another role as the head of production at an advertising agency, Neuklous. He eventually shot 12 short films.
Kayode was shot to fame and recognition after he released a movie, Oga Bolaji. In his own words, “Oga Bolaji changed everything and opened doors to new opportunities.”
He again did a fantastic work on a movie, “Sugar Rush”, and believed to have grossed over ₦40million in its opening weekend at the cinemas.
It became the fifth highest-grossing Nollywood film in 2019. It joined the list of movies to earn over ₦100million at the Nollywood Box office in January 2020.
Sugar Rush received a lot of criticism from the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for its poor portrayal of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies.
The veteran Nigerian director has been involved in many film projects which include a two-part documentary series for the Lagos State Internal Revenue Services (LIRS).
He has created and directed music videos, TV series and even going on to shoot campaigns for brands like Ndani TV, Manchester United, Forbes, Union Bank Nigeria (UBA), DHL Shipping and lots of other organisations.
Kayode Kasum has so far produced lots of movies predominantly in English and different Nigerian dialects.
He also shoots in pidgin because he believes in passing our rich cultural heritage from one generation to another.
His first movie, “Dognapped” is Nigeria’s first live-action animated comedy film and was shot in 2017. It aired in cinemas on September 29th 2017. It was his first feature film attempt after a long string of 12 short films.
Kayode has shot over 7,860 minutes on MNET’s Telenovela series “UNBROKEN”.
The talented director has starred a lot of Nollywood stars like Odunlade Adekola, Tope Tedela, Julius Agwu, Lota Chukwu and comedians like Funny Bone and Comedian Ebiye and many others.
Kayode has also worked with important organisations like WAP, ACTV and advertising agency Neuklous. He has since shot and directed several films, some of which are:
• Dognapped 2017
• Oga Bolaji 2018
• Sugar Rush 2019
• Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards 2020
• Fate of Alakada 2020
• Love is Yellow
• Sweet Face among others.
Awards and Recognitions
Kayode tremendous work has received wide recognitions with several awards in various countries like United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Italy and Nigeria.
In 2019 Kayode Kasum was nominated for The Future Award Price for Filmmaking.
Kayode is not yet married, but believed to be in a relationship which he does not flaunt in the public and social media.
Kayode Kasum has made a huge fortune from his profession, rated one of the richest and most influential movie director and cinematographer in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $700,000 dollars.