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ODU ADAMU is an award-winning Brooklyn-based Creator who marries words and visual presentation to express his vision.  His work is dedicated to sharing the authentic stories of Black LGBTQ/SGL people, and exploring the issues that impact our communities, and his films have been screened internationally.  Odu is the 2022 recipient of Inside Out Film Festival’s Pitch Please award (cosponsored by Netflix), and a 2022 Queer Black Voices Fund grantee.  Odu is also the founder and curator of GOT TO BE REEL, a nonprofit project that brings Black queer film into community spaces, and leads an initiative focused on developing a cross-border Black queer filmmakers collective.  He is currently working on projects in the US and Toronto and a contributor to ArtsEverywhere and


Whether it’s a film project, stage production, or community activity, Odu only dedicates his head and heart to projects that reflect his passion and can be produced from a place of power!  Keep up with Odu at

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