Steve Ayorinde

A journalist, author, and a newspaper administrator, Steve Ayorinde is one of Nigeria’s best known film and art critics. He has served on the Jury of International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) at major film festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Stockholm, Cairo, and Mumbai International Film Festival and is a foundation juror of AMAA since 2005. He’s the country representative and contributor to the influential International Film Guide (IFG). A multiple award-winning journalist/editor, Steve is the author of Masterpieces: A Critic’s Timeless Report (Spectrum Books, 2008) and Abokede: A Cultural Biography (Artpillar Books, 2011). Steve who reckons that film appreciation is in his DNA is the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of National Mirror newspapers.