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Mr umanu elijah is a Nigerian fast rising filmmaker who is vast in Cinematography, Editing and Directing.

He has a National Diploma in Computer science, a degree on Digital story telling from Birmingham University and A degree on DSLR filmmaking from the British council courtesy AFRIFF .

He has created a niche for himself from his popular award wining short film Mustapha. Which got him major recognition from within Africa and beyond.

As an editor and cinematographer, he has work on many nollywood major blockbusters for top nollywood practitioners which includes, Emem Isong, Fred amata, okey ezugwu, chris eneaji, Sobe Charles, Crey Ahanonu, Uche Udoputa e.t.c

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Here are some of his Recognition.




Two faced

Winner – AMVCA 2017 two faced



Nominee best editor – CRMaward



Nominee – World Music & Film Festival Mexico



Best African shortFilm nominee – AFRIFF

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Nominee – Best of nollywood award

Nominee – NewYork shortfilm festival

Nominee – African international film festival

Official selection – international short film festival

Official selection – Lake city film festival

Official selection – Real time film festival (semi-finalist)


He has a production company KRYSTAL filmworks in Lagos and are into content creation, event coverage and movie production..

Watch Mustapha trailer here//


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