Kenim is an entrepreneur and creative arts professional based primarily in Los Angeles, CA. She was raised in the United Kingdom, West Africa and USA. Kenim has lived in 10 cities around the world, making her both a true global citizen and a versatile filmmaker.
At the age of 15, Kenim founded Scoop Magazine with her two sisters, the teen publication was distributed across Lagos, Nigeria to over 50,000 readers. While she formed a lucrative business in three years, she decided to focus on her studies, and attended Tufts University.
Needless to say by her junior year at Tufts, she founded Ominek Venture Group, and began shooting music videos for clients. By graduation, Kenim had already produced content for billboard artists like Timeflies, covered high fashion events like Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and global music festivals, including ThisDay Music Festival. Ominek Venture Group is a growing business that offers B2B services in content production that helps brands build their client base.
Kenim has dabbled in other business ventures from real estate investing, to tech and her pop-up bus service, Rainbow Shuttle. A fun party bus during LA pride.
New Media X TV PRODUCTION
With over thirteen years of experience in the TV, New Media and video production , Kenim has produced and directed commercials, documentaries, music videos and short scripted formats all airing globally on broadcast TV networks and online. The versatile filmmaker has also worked on big budget film sets, some including 'Selfless', and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. For several years, she produced live news coverage for the 24-hour news network, Arise News, and worked on various projects with high profile, global leaders. Currently, Kenim has focused her efforts on scripted TV and Films under her production vehicle, Ominek Venture Group, LLC (www.ominekventuregroup.com).
Having founded several companies, she grasps the importance of branding and marketing, Kenim launched Ominek Branding, a department under Ominek Venture Group,LLC that focuses on content marketing production for companies. Some of her clients have included Pepsi, CNN and Access Bank.
FINE ARTS BACKGROUND
Kenim's creative background stems from Fine Art, having picked up artistry at an early age, Kenim has experience in oil on canvas and acrylic paintings, drawing; photography, photoshop design, cinematography, videography, splicing films, and digital editing (on Final Cut Pro 7 & Premier Pro), creative and screenwriting. Studying Studio Art and Communications & Mass Media Studies at the prestigious Tufts University prepared her to stay true to her artistry while also staying ahead of the fast evolving new media landscape. While Kenim’s vast experiences are spread in multiple mediums, she continues to bring creative and cultural diversity to her focus in Film and TV production, creating her own unique thumbprint.
Ade is a Producing Partner for Ominek Films' original scripted content. He manages all logistics from development through to post production, playing a key role in hiring, script development, and content distribution.
With over 22 years of experience in film and TV, Ade has produced various independent feature and short films, and has maintained a successful acting career. Ade has starred in blockbuster hits like 'BLOOD DIAMOND' alongside Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio; 'BATTLE: LOS ANGELES', and Marvel's 'CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER', Ade’s raw talent is undeniable: He has nabbed roles on popular television shows such as 'HEROES,' 'N.C.I.S' '24', and 'LOST' to name a few. He also boasts accolades in the gaming industry starring in the award winning title, ‘CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE’.
Ade’s versatile experience as a black actor/producer in Hollywood makes him a key player and advocate for diversity in the industry.
Ade and Kenim O Producing 'The Only Ones'
Ade starring in 'Battle: Los Angeles'
Ade starring in 'Blood Diamond'
Ade starring in 'Beyond the Mask'
Ade starring in 'Lost'
Remi Abayomi, OVG - Advisor
An IT specialist by trade with decades of Broadcast Engineering and Operations experience, Remi Abayomi has successfully launched and run TV network operations across Europe. He has filled Vice President and Senior Director positions at A+E Networks, Nickelodeon, and Viacom. His track record suggests a keen eye for viable startups in the media industry, and a tactful management of personnel and infrastructure within major international business settings. Project management, development and operational strategy are among his key skill set. Remi’s impressive network of key international industry contacts is a testament to years of dynamic corporate leadership.
DELORIS WILSON, Legal Consultant
Deloris supports and manages partnerships and branding of socially purposed initiatives. By contributing to business development, content development, and overall strategy, she leads innovative projects that connect consumers to purpose-driven initiatives.
Deloris has developed socially purposed content and events for foreign governments, national companies, non-profit organizations and independent artists. Her leadership contributed to the first ever event to honor women in entertainment in the Caribbean, as well as domestically-based initiatives that advance social justice through the performing arts. From 2014-2016, Deloris served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy where she heightened awareness of issues of police brutality and student movements against institutional racism. Her strategic consulting has impacted clients in Sint Maarten, Barbados, Ghana, Beijing, Morocco and across the continental United States.
A JD/MPA graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Deloris was born in Alabama but has spent most of her professional life abroad. She is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, a relentless fan of Mr. Robot, and a champion of community connectedness.
Gavin Hill, Advisor
Gavin is a Producing Partner for Ominek Films' original documentaries. He manages all logistics from development through to post production, playing a key role in hiring, writing and production.
Gavin Hill is a media professional with over 25 years international newsgathering and programme-making experience. Specialized in broadcast news, formats and feature documentary production, some of his past positions include leading productions at ABC, Sky, ITV, ARISE NEWS, Al Jazeera and more. He has particular expertise in South East Asia - where he spent more than a decade working for US networks in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Gavin is a true global citizen, in addition to the aforementioned places, he has worked extensively in the UK, US, Africa, Middle East. His documentary series ‘Big Trouble in Thailand’ commissioned by Bravo has now clocked up more than a million views on You Tube.