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About Us

Who we Are

Established in 2016, the Temple Company is a global full-service creative company operating in the entertainment, media, film/video production, events, arts and sports sectors headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
We work with many of Africa’s most acclaimed and pioneering figures and brands in every existing, new and emerging area of entertainment, media and government, including film, television, music, sports, literature, fine arts and live entertainment.

We offer talents and  brands a specialized suite of services including personal branding, marketing and PR, event planning, talent booking, social media management, leads generation, licensing, contract negotiation and financial advisory, amongst other tailored services.

TMPL Motion Pictures is our full-service video and still pictures production arm focused on the conceptualization, development and production of creative content for the Temple Company, her clients and independent parties.

Ogidi studios is our international standard recording, film production, animation and writing studio situated in the heart of Lagos, created to bridge the infrastructure gap in the Talent industry.

At the Temple Company, we work with our clients as partners and focus on developing long term strategies to enhance your brand experience, ultimately positioning you for success. We are here to set a new standard in the African Talent/Creative industry.

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Our Mission

To become Africa’s leading entertainment hub, building an all-inclusive creative ecosystem that would stand the test of time and usher in the new wave of African Excellence.

Our Culture

At the heart of our company is an unrelenting fire to deliver, an unquenchable thirst to improve and an unstoppable pursuit of excellence.

Our clients are our life force, and thus we are focused on going the extra mile to ensure we exceed their expectations and indeed, blow their minds.

Our People

Idris Olorunnimbe

GCE/CEO

Idris Olorunnimbe founded Temple in 2016, bringing more than 15 years of industry leadership, entrepreneurship prowess, entertainment expertise and executive management experience to his role as Group Chief Executive.

Idris is a member of the board of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and is the Chairman of the Stakeholder Committee. In 2018, he was awarded by the League of African Development Students (LEADS) as a pioneer in the entertainment industry.

A consummate strategist and philosopher, Idris has a Law Degree from the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria where he sits on the University’s Enterprise Board. He is a loving husband, and girl-dad.

Terfa Tilley-Gyado

Director, Communications

Terfa is a reputable and visionary leader in the field of communications, newspaper publishing, editing, investigative reporting and New Media dissemination.

He holds a BA in English and European Literature from University of Essex and an MSc in Management from Loughbourough University.

Terfa has an innate passion for the entertainment industry in Nigeria which he believes is potentially the country’s biggest export. He has worked extensively with several recording artists to build their brands. His focus is in contributing to building Nigeria by adhering to the highest quality and moral standards of both traditional and digital communications.

Kolawole Fashola

Head, Business Affairs & Operations

Kolawole Fashola is an experienced Business Operations and Project Management specialist with an eye catching catalogue of successfully executed projects spread across I.T, Telecommunication, Banking, Health care, Education, Hospitality and Entertainment.

Highly Skilled in Strategy, Business affairs, Negotiation, Planning, Business development, Sales, and Customer Experience/Engagement, Kolawole holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and he is an Alumni of the prestigious University of Lagos.

Winifred Okpapi

Head of Strategy Talents and Arts Affairs

Winnie is an experienced management professional with project and business maximization acumen. She is skilled in the art of strategy, event management, program design, and implementation. Her strengths also lie in Multi-Arts Production & Direction and Film Production.

She has over 10 years of progressive experience in talent & client management, designing and delivering large-scale programmes across various sectors particularly in Arts, Creative and Digital Industries, and Cultural Relations. Winnie is a Microsoft certified professional, with a B.Eng in Information Engineering, and an MA in Arts and Culture Management in view from Rome Business School.

Seyi Owolawi

Creative Director

Seyi is a brutal conceptual thinker, driven by simplicity. His career spans from Banking to FMCG and Creative Advertising. He’s won several awards and has been published on a multitude of international platforms; as a Research Academic on Corporate Identity, and also as an Advertising Creative Copywriter/Director.

He consistently serves as juror for prestigious local and global advertising awards.

Adedammy Adedotun

Head of Sports

Adedammy started his career in consulting with about 10 years’ experience in strategic planning, regulatory compliance, and business development. His expertise in sport includes developing commercial strategies for sports properties, creating sports partnership plans for corporate organisations, and managing athletes.

He holds a Masters’ Degree in Sports Business Management from Sheffield Hallam University and is a member of the Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment, Creatives and Sports as a business (THECS) Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

Matilda Ogunleye

Head of Production

Matilda Ogunleye is an experienced media practitioner of over 14 years spanning TV, Radio and Film with several award winning works to her credit, having worked with leading media companies in various capacities from presenter, trainer, producer to name a few.

She also has experience in event management having started out honing her skills as a volunteer & going on to work for over 3 years in the event industry .
She holds a BSc in Economics and a PGD in Advertising & Public Relations from the Institute of Journalism, Abuja.
Matilda loves her music and her cup of tea

Femi Salawu

Head of Public Affairs and Media Relations

Femi Salawu has over 10 years active experience spanning journalism and public relations. He is versed in media relations, crisis communications, digital PR and influencer marketing.

Salawu holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lagos State University (LASU), a Diploma in Mass Communications from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State and Certificate from Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

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with our amazing team?

We are a diverse group of curious and creative Templers, who pride themselves in not being regular. We work, play and deliver as a team. There is no I in Team, but there is an E and it stands for Exceptional.

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