22 May 2015

Biography of Ebele Okoye; Animator; Anambra State Celebrity.

Ebele Okoye
Ebele Okoye
Ebele Okoye is an award-winning Nigerian filmmaker. She was born on October 6, 1969 at Onitsha, Anambra State Nigeria. Ebele Okoye studied Fine and Applied Arts (Graphic design/Illustration) at
the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu (NĂ­geria) from 1985 to 1989.

After she graduated  in 1989, she worked in Advertising agencies, while freelancing as a cartoonist for Magazines and Newspapers, in Nigeria.

In 1995, she went into full time studio painting holding local and international exhibitions.

She later traveled to Germany to further her studies. Upon Ebele Okoye's arrival in Germany, she did a Guest Programme at the University of Cologne. After some time at University of Cologne, Ebele Okoye proceeded to University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf, Germany, where she trained on Communication Design. She later also got trained in traditional 2D Cartoon Animation at the Internationale Filmschule Koeln.

The Nigerian painter and animator Ebele Okoye has been resident in Cologne, Germany, since the year 2000. She is Married.

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