This Naija Girl Studios is a multimedia production company empowering diverse voices and underrepresented stories in the Waterloo Region and beyond.
It recently released “Operation Lights Out: The Story of CANAIRELIEF“, Angela Onuora‘s incredible award-winning documentary about the significant role played by Canadians during the largest nongovernmental war relief effort in history, which saved more than 1 million souls.
Watch on Amazon Prime Video UK and kindly share with your family, friends, and networks, please.
Chief Creative Officer & Founder – This Naija Girl Studios
TV, Radio, and Film Writer, Producer and Director, On-Air Radio Personality, Concept Developer. Angela Onuora is a creative/broadcast media jack-of-all-trades; she is also an engaging motivational speaker.
Since she moved from Nigeria, and subsequent to her arrival in Canada in 2014, Angela has co-founded a Women-in-Filmmaking Collective called Studio D-20, under the auspices of the Commons Studio – a part of The Working Centre Kitchener, Ontario.
Angela’s biggest passion is Creative Writing, and she is drawn to topics that celebrate all women, and tell stories fuelled by their diverse experiences and from their perspectives. She identifies as a women’s champion for equity (a story for another day).
2010 Introduction to Malcolm Fabiyi – A 30-minute political campaign interview Abuja, Nigeria
Writer & Design Credits
2020 The First Call – A feature film (producer).
2019 Operation Lights Out: The Story of CANAIRELIEF (producer).
2017 The Flood Project – A stage production workshop at the IMPACT THEATRE FESTIVAL Kitchener-Waterloo ON (research, script, character design, performer).
2016 More Than A Thousand Words – A short film (producer, set design & props).
2013 WE Woman – A 90-minute Radio Talk show on WE FM 106.3 Abuja, Nigeria (Producer, show writer & structure).
2013 The Conversation – A 60-minute Radio talk show on WE FM 106.3 Abuja, Nigeria (Producer, writer, research & show structure).
2013 If You Were The President – A 60-minute Radio talk show on WE FM 106.3 Abuja, Nigeria (Producer, writer, show structure, research).
2011 Aunty Mama’s Adventures – Pilot Episode A 30-minute Children’s show Abuja, Nigeria (concept development and design, writer & research consultant.)
Film, TV & Radio Credits
2016 AQ’s Blog & Grill Kitchener, ON (guest host/presenter)
2013 WE Woman – A 90-minute Radio Talk show on WE FM 106.3 Abuja, Nigeria (HOST).
2013 The Conversation – A 60-minute Radio talk show on WE FM 106.3 Abuja, Nigeria (HOST).
2013 If You Were The President – A 60-minute Radio talk show on WE FM 106.3 Abuja, Nigeria (HOST).
2012 Broken, a feature film (actor) Nigeria
2012 Story-Story – A radio drama produced by BBC Media Action Nigeria (Voice actor)
2006 – 2008 Set-Me-Up TV Gameshow (host/presenter)
2020 The First Call (60-minute feature film) Kitchener, ON (writer, director, producer)
2019 Operation Lights Out: The Story of CANAIRELIEF (documentary film) Kitchener, ON (writer, director, producer)
2017 More Than A Thousand Words (18-minute short film) Kitchener, ON (writer, director, producer)
2012 Angela Onuora Video Reel (writer, producer, director, actor)
Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Grants (January 2017, June 2018, June 2022)
Ontario Arts Council Grant (July 2018)
Canada Council for the Arts Grants (March 2020 & July 2020)
Equitable Life of Canada Community Venture Award (November 2021)
Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse Grant (July 2022)
Canada Council for the Arts Explore & Create Concept to Realization Grant (February 2023)
Commons Studio Filmmaking Collective (2015 – present)
Studio D20 Women Media Filmmakers & Artists Collective (2016 – present)
Awards & Honors
2023 KW Oktoberfest Rogers Woman of the Year Award (Arts & Culture)
Watch her inspiring Acceptance Speech
2019 Ken MacKenzie Memorial Award For Achievement in Storytelling
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film, Media, and Cinema Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2022 – 2024 [in-view])
Graduate Certificate – Broadcasting Performance & Digital Media, Conestoga College, Ontario, Canada (2018 – 2019)
Bachelor of Science – Estate Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State Nigeria (formerly University of Ife) 1997 – 2002
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – CREA4DEV (Creativity For Development) 2016 – 2016