BIO

ODU ADAMU

ODU ADAMU is a Brooklyn-based Creator who uses filmmaking to express his vision. After twenty years in community building and nonprofit organization development, while NYC was on pause in 2020, he formed ROCK MY SOUL Media, LLC and began his journey on his Creative Path. ROCKMYSOUL focuses on ALL THINGS BLACK MUSIC, as It is experienced through the hearts and lives of Black and Brown LGBTQIA/SGL people. ROCKMYSOUL’s projects explore how music inspires and influences our personal journeys and showcases Black queer community’s history and cultural impact.

 

In fall 2021, Odu was one of twelve Brooklyn-based filmmakers invited to be a part of the BRIC 2021 Documentary Intensive Cohort. This experience supported him in the development of OURWORLD, the arm of RMSM dedicated to sharing authentic stories of Black and Brown LGBTQIA/SGL people and exploring the issues that impact our communities. BODY LANGUAGE is OURWORLD's premiere release.  He is the awardee of Inside Out’s 2022 Pitch Please grant (cosponsored by Netflix) and an aGLIFF 2022 Queer Black Voices Fund grantee.  Odu is also the founder and curator of GOT TO BE REEL, a project that brings Black queer film into our communities.

 

Whether it’s community, music, culture, or style, Odu only dedicates his head and heart to projects that reflect his passion and can be produced from a place of power!

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