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 acting, filmmaking, songwriting and digital strategy. She co-produced “Keith Broke His Leg,” an Indie Series Award-winning web series starring Keith Powell, who played “Toofer” on the multiple Emmy Award-winning sitcom, “30 Rock.” She’s signed to a deal with Los Angeles-based production company, Winters Rock Entertainment, to produce “Conflict Jungle,” a TV series inspired by the true-life story of over 200 girls abducted by a Nigeria-based terrorist group, Boko Haram. Cynthia Dieyi works across Hollywood and Nollywood, and hopes to play an integral role in bridging the gap between the two entertainment bodies.

Cynthia Dieyi founded Slate Seven Media, a TV/Film Production and Digital Strategy 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 is also the President of Digital Narratives, a digital filmmaking mentorship program where she teaches young, grassroots filmmakers how to optimize their creative processes using digital tools. Cynthia recently launched Okanga Live – an event series that celebrates African roots through performance. The sphere of her work is focused on telling nuanced African stories that challenge the linear narrative in mainstream, western media, and elevating the visibility of African roots around the world.