James has served as Executive producer/Show Runner on Africa Magic’s Telenovelas – Unbroken (2019), Riona (2020), Itura (2022), Cheta’m (2023) and Showmax’s limited series, Diiche (2022).
James Omokwe is the founder and CEO of Feemo Vision Limited. He is an AMAA (Africa Movie Academy Awards), AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards) and Future Awards nominated filmmaker and producer. He also holds a Film Directing Diploma from NYFA (New York Film Academy) and a B.A. in Creative Arts from UNILAG.
He started off professionally as an actor. He was cast as Chris Okereke on M-NET’s biggest soap opera, TINSEL, where he garnered on hand experience that informed his directing career. He worked under the publicity and special projects department at Del-York International, a media consulting firm in Lagos and finally decided to start his own company.
In 2010, he started his 1st production company called Studio84 Connect International. He directed his 1st feature film, Awakening in 2011 and with his creative use of simple gritty footage and clever premise, James established himself as a fresh talent with distinct vision, and this was further emphasized by a 2013 AMAA nomination and Best film category at the AMVCA. The film Awakening, which had its box office release in 2013 created media buzz and made its way through audiences via television, radio interviews, social media and print.
Awakening was eventually licensed by Netflix in 2014. Off the success of Awakening, James further directed TV films; ‘Tromper’ and Dear Avalon’ for Ebony life TV; ‘Stalked’ and ‘When you die’ for Africa Magic Original Films. In 2016, He co-created, produced and directed a Web Series – One Chance for Ndani TV powered by Guaranty Trust Bank.
He served as a Series Producer for an Africa Magic talk show ‘Highlites with IK’ (2014-2017), an Executive Producer and Director for an Africa Magic TV Series ‘Head over heels’ (2017) and in 2018, he executive produced and directed Africa Magic 1st Epic Telenovela ‘Ajoche’. He later produced another Africa Magic Comedy Talk Show called ‘Comedy Nites’ with IK Osakioduwa in 2019.