Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo is a writer and critic from Nigeria. He was an international voter for the 2024 Golden Globes, a jury member for the 2023 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and the winner of the 2015 All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) for best entertainment journalist. He has reviewed films at and reported on several festivals, including the Durban International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Berlin Film Festival, Cannes, Sundance, and Africa’s oldest film festival, FESPACO. In 2022, he spoke at the media expo CABSAT in Dubai and was invited to a panel on media diversity and inclusion at the 2021 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. And in 2018, his work as an editor was awarded by Felabration, the annual festival dedicated to the life and music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.  For a half-decade, he led a team of writers as the Anglophone West African editor at Music In Africa, a project supported by the Goethe Institut. Oris has contributed to the New York Review, Chimurenga, the Washington Post, the Africa Report, the London Review of Books, the Guardian UK, and Sight and Sound. In 2023, he co-founded the literary magazine Efiko. A year later, he launched Film Efiko, a digital magazine covering Nollywood, African cinema and other forms of screen entertainment from the continent.