I wish I lived in a world in which speech was singing, walking was dance and life was a musical. I exist in one where I am an award-winning filmmaker, radio chart-topping musician and digital strategist. With degree certifications from the American University of Nigeria, the University of Oxford and the University of Southern California, I wear many hats across a wide range of roles within the entertainment industry. A few past/on-going projects include the 2016 Indie Series Award winner for Best Web Series, Keith Broke His Leg, starring 30 Rock’s Keith Powell, In Your Corner starring Floyd Mayweather, Ankara Festivals TV and Talent Box 360. When I’m not career-chasing, I enjoy playing basketball, volunteering, chatting with family and spontaneously bursting into song.

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Cynthia Dieyi honors a lifelong passion for storytelling through filmmaking. She is a co-producer on “Keith Broke His Leg,” an Indie Series Award-winning web series starring Keith Powell from the multiple Emmy Award-winning sitcom, "30 Rock." She currently forms a quarter of the creative team at Los Angeles-based production company, Winters Rock Entertainment where she works across various TV/Film titles. Cynthia Dieyi hopes to play an integral role in bridging the gap between Hollywood and Nollywood, the iconic entertainment body of her motherland, Nigeria.

Cynthia Dieyi is the founder of Slate Seven Media, an independent TV/Film Production company. The company's current slate includes a documentary surrounding the prevailing practice of infanticide within rural communities on the outskirts of Abuja in Nigeria. The project ushered in a partnership between Slate Seven Media and award-winning news publication, Premium Times. She was also the President of Digital Narratives, a digital filmmaking mentorship program where she mentored young, grassroots filmmakers on optimizing their creative processes using digital tools.

Cynthia is also the founder of Okanga Live, an event series that celebrates African roots through performance. The sphere of her work centers around nuanced stories featuring people of African descent, to challenge the linear narrative in mainstream, western media.