Cyril Chikwelu Odenigbo is a media enthusiast, instructor, filmmaker, brand consultant and strategist. The Founder and CEO Magnus Film Academy and Magnus Media Nigeria Limited.
Having been in Nigeria Film Industry (Nollywood) since 2001, he was elected into office as the Chairman Association of Movie Practitioners (AMP) Nnewi Chapter in the year 2004. His regime turned the region into an entertainment hub bringing in investors, celebritiesand film marketers as at that time into the film and media business with collaboration with the AMP national body under Mr Ifeanyi Azodo as the National President and the likes of Amaco Investment, Filmark Movies and Annex Merchandise productions.
In 2010, the Catholic Diocese of Awka,Anambra State, appointed him as the Head Coordinator giving to his early experience in media and entertainment to harvest, harness and empower talented youth under Catholic Artiste and the Entertainers Association of Nigeria (CAEN) that had over 2000 youth beneficiaries which turned out a land breaking achievement for the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Anambra State Nigeria.
Shortly, he established his first business in 2011, Mega Vision Enterprise which he later changed to Magnus Media & Entertainment April 13, 2011 as registered on the Corporate Affairs Commission. His expertise in media and branding landed him a contract by His Excellency Governor Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State under the Ministry of Environment, Anambra State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) to design and brand the agency’s truck, payloaders and other equipment.
With an unquenchable passion for his craft and growth of his company, he commences full-time operation in 2016 as limited liability company registered under Corporate Affairs Commission as Magnus Media Inv. LTD. He has used his platform to give scholarships, granted free training for some youth on filmmaking and multimedia business in Lagos and Enugu South East of Nigeria.
In 2016, he was awarded for successfully completing the Strategies for Personal Growth and Development with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
He is proud to have deployed his creative ingenuity and mastery in digital craft in rendering training and services to both International and national brands, government agencies, non-governmental, institutions and companies the likes Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wesleyan University USA, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kaitoma Creatives, Mix Films Production Sweden, and other Top Nigeria Brands such as Emenite Limited, LEAP Africa, ASTOL Group, South Sahara Social Development Organization, Seaman Aromatic SHENNAPS, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation.
In 2021, he scripted, directed and Co financed a feature film, ‘BREAK THE BLADE’, the voice speaking on the unrevealed deeper story on female genital mutilation. Before this movie, he has produced other Nigeria movies like Irresistible Urge, Dig Deep, Coming to Nigeria and more.
He has received several awards on his craft, establishment and service to humanity as follows-
- Awarded the Best Film Academy in the South East of Nigeria 2019.
- Award of recognition for his numerous contributions in empowering the youth by Wealbling city Awards
- Currently, Made in Nigeria Awards 2022 awarded him as the Most Outstanding in Film & TV Production organized by Business Executive Nigeria.
- Also received another prestigious award from Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Enugu Chapter and Association of Movie Producers Enugu Chapter (AMP) for his film academy, as the Best Film Academy in the South East of Nigeria 2022.