Hello, I'm Eliel Otote A

Actor, Filmmaker
Author, Coach and Culture Consultant
Based In Nigeria.

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About Me

Eliel Otote A: Moulding More Blocks of Entertainment in Nollywood.

The name Eliel Otote A, whether as an Actor, Writer, Producer or Presenter, is not strange to a generation of ardent television and radio audiences across Nigeria, from the early 80's in programmes like VARIETY TIME, RECORDS REVIEW on radio; and on the television, ASSIZES, YOUTH RENDEZVOUS, SUPER MOVIES, TALES BY MOONLIGHT, TELEMOVIES, etc. And with the advent of the Nollywood brand, Eliel became an instant crossover Actor, Scriptwriter and Director. This humble Filmmaker with the unique "T" shape-moustach and pink lips was among the few practitioners who brought their wealth of TV experiences into the emerging Nollywood.
Though, better known today as an Actor who breathes life into any characters he plays, as he is currently doing with the character-MR. DEPUTY on The Johnsons, Eliel has also written numerous hit movies among which are TO RISE AGAIN, TWO GOOD FRIENDS, VIRGIN PROSTITUTE, DR. DAMIAN, MISSING ANGELS 1, RAZOR BLADE, etc. His written and directed controversial movie for Abog Communications, WHO KILLED DELE, got a nomination at the 2nd National Film Festival in 2004, now the ZUMA Film Festival. And his coproduced documentary, DESERT GOLD, won the Best Agricultural film of that year, at the same festival. Besides doing his best at entertaining people, Eliel is training Actors, Writers and Directors for the future of Nollywood. He designs curriculum for many training facilities in the industry, that tap into his years of experience as a Trainer. He was one of the few Trainers recruited to train the Ex- Militants during the Federal Government Amnesty Programme. As part of his building blocks for the future of Nollywood, Eliel published the books: GETTING INTO NOLLYWOOD PROFESSIONALLY: THE ACTOR'S COMPANION, NO BABY FOOD, among others. ( Information reaching us says that this ageless entertainment Icon is moulding yet more blocks of entertainment in Nollywood! Watch out for this space as we unfold the details. -OSIBAnews Network.

Eliel Otote A is a Nollywood Filmmaker and Coach who never makes noise in the press, but his works speak volume whether as Writer, Director or as an Actor and of course, Trainer. His wealth of experience has been tapped into by Universities, Dance troupes, Film schools etc where he gives lectures on regular basis, besides his own studio-ArtsWORKSHOP.
Without mincing words, this humble legend could be said to be the most versatile practitioner in Nollywood. He writes, he directs, he acts, he produces music for film, he trains! And amazingly, he is trained and certified to that effect from the best schools home and abroad. Eliel Otote A is indeed, an alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Royal Schools of Music, London and the Colorado Film School, Denver, USA. He also possesses a certificate in Digital Imaging, as advised by the Boston University. Yes, he is a Jack of all trades, but as you can see, a Master of all! And many are benefiting from him.
Eliel has not only trained many for the industry, he is also very entertaining himself as a detailed Actor in movies and TV series like The SPIDER where he plays the old school Uncle and THE JOHNSONS as the money-conscious Mr. Deputy, or the new series - MAMA, S BOOK as the mischievous and uncompromising Fregene Jolomi...the list is endless. As Nollywood Administrator, Eliel was on the Committee that formed the Screenwriters Guild Of Nigeria (SWGN) along with the likes of Ekenna Igwe, Adim Williams, Chike Bryan, Obinna Nnaji among others. As DGN official, Eliel served as Provost, National Welfare Officer, National Secretary and Director of Finance for a period spanning 12 years! Here is the man who truly deserves some accolades from an industry who knows who its real veterans are!

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