|Photo Credit: Chizoba Edwin|
'Oloibiri', a movie starring Richard Mofe-Damijo, Olu Jacobs, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Apel Orduen, DKD, Ivie Okujaye, Chucks Chyke, Dennis Oglafa, Ebi Willies, Ifeanyi Williams, Wale Adebayo outshines movies like '76, Umililo, 93 Days, and Happiness is a Four Letter Word' to emerge winner in the best make up category.
Perekeme is a trained Nollywood filmmaker, theatre practitioner & broadcast journalist. A graduate of Theatre Arts & Media Studies from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in 2000; and in 2002 proceeded for his National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) orientation in Paiko, Niger State, and later redeployed to the Bayelsa state Council for Arts and Culture where he met Dr. Barclays Ayakoroma, his intellectual mentor.
He joined movie production as a music producer/dance-hall reggae artiste under the watchful eyes of his music guru/teacher/advisor, Jon John Duke Dureke in 1995 & later got recruited into the Dagogo Diminas' 13 Fatman & Associates as a Make Up Assistant, where he met other make up artists & designers like Gabriel Okorie (GabaZzini), Ifeanyi Uzoka (Bandana Creation), Soibifaa Diminas (Just-So Designs) & John Okeh aka 'Old Prof.
former and ex student of Government Sea School, Isaka, Port Harcourt and Federal
School of Arts & Science, Aba, Abia state has been making up actors in the Nigerian
movie/entertainment industry & special events for over 20 years with lots of awards
& nominations to his credit. Perewinkle,
as he is popularly called was nominated at the 2007 Africa Movie Academy
Awards (AMAA) with the movie 'Covenant Church', directed by Charles
Novia. He was also nominated at the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards with 'Tango With Me', a movie produced & directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun starring
Genevieve Nnaji, Joseph Benjamin, Tina Mba, Ahmed Yerima, Joke Sylva, Kevin Ushi, Kate Henshaw, Francis Onwuchie
and a host of other great actors.
|With Beverly Naya. Photo Credit: Onyi Okechukwu|
|With Kunle Coker aka Ziggy on set of 'Tinsel'.|
|Making up veteran actor Pete Edochie|
|Making up Belinda Effah. Photo Credit: Eshilo Visual|
Besides make up and special effects, Pere is a movie producer, director, editor & videographer that shoots and edits musical videos, commercials, feature films, events & documentaries. His documentary 'Nigeria & Crude Oil: A Blessing or A Curse' was screened at the 2016 Abuja International Film Festival. He said "At a point I felt bored with no much challenges in the game of make up/special effect. Producers can't pay for your creativity. I was totally fed up with the everyday straight make up affair of powder and brush on location. So I embarked on a full scale production techniques and theory on technical film-making. It was not easy, but I am very thankful today writers and producers that want to take risk, and the knowledge and practice of the craft". Perekeme is a member of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria (CDGN), & Radio, Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU).
|With Director Tarila Thonpson on the set of 'In The Creek' |
Photo Credit: Onyi Okechukwu
|Making up IK Ogbonna. Photo Credit: Eshilo Visual|
Perekeme is also an alumnus of the Africa Leadership Forum (ALF) where he attended the Democratic Leadership Training Programme in 2006. His hobbies are reading, writing, dancing, swimming, meeting people, traveling, etc...