Written by Oluwabukunmi Akinshipe | Cover Photo via Publicist
Heavily based on his personal experiences, Femi Oguns had long desired to create a platform that would give actors of all ethnicities, especially the minorities, a chance to discover their talents and pursue their potentials to the maximum.
That was how Britain’s first black drama school, Identity School of Acting, was born.
This diversity-focused school, founded October 2013, has then gone on to produce numerous talents doing successfully in their careers including Letitia Wright of Black Panther, John Boyega of Star Wars and Fola Evans-Akingbola of Game of Thrones.
Olufemi Ogunsanwo, popularly known as Femi Oguns, is an actor, theatre producer, writer and talent agent with a joint honours degree in Race and Culture and Performing Arts.
The success of his brainchild drama school, led to an offshoot which was the Identity Agency Group aimed at managing the movie industry talents.
Awards and Nominations
In the year 2010, Femi Oguns was recognised as a Breakthrough Brit in the fields of Acting and Writing by the UK Film Council.
In 2014, upon notice of his considerable achievements in the movie industry in the United Kingdom, Femi Oguns was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).
He has also successfully worked his way into Powerful Media’s Powerlist of the Top 100 most influential figures of African/Caribbean descent.
In 2017, Femi Oguns became the first agent in the United Kingdom to be awarded with a special jury prize by the British Independent Film Award (Bifa) for his contribution to the British Film Industry.
Femi Ogunsanwo strongly believes he is born to make history and indeed, history has he made.