Yemisi Ilo

Producer / Creative Consultant

Yemisi is a producer and creative consultant with many years experience in book and magazine publishing, film production as well as project and artist management.


One of three recipients of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Bursary to study for a PGdip in Printing and Publishing at the University of the Arts London; she started her professional career with Dorling Kindersley book publishers before moving on to the Readers Digest.


Between 2005 and 2007, Yemisi was the General Manager of Communicating for Change, a non profit media organisation dedicated to producing and distributing socially driven content for television, radio, print and new media.   As a result of this work, Yemisi was invited to present a paper on Participatory Media Creation for Social Change, at the UN World Urban Forum III in Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and by the German government on an information tour for journalists to Cologne and Berlin.


Yemisi has produced a number of short films and documentaries including two short films to communicate healthy eating messages to children aged between six and sixteen; two short films on debt relief – Seeing is Believing and Ofada Rice – which were broadcast on Channel 4, UK during the 2005 G8 conference and Mechanical Women – a short documentary on lady mechanics in Lagos which was awarded the best film on social issues at ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL in Abuja in 2006.

Yemisi was also the associate producer on the film Love of indigo that won the best documentary film at the Lagos International film festival in 2007 and the best film award at the San Francisco Women’s film festival in 2008.


In 2007, Yemisi was the Project Manager of The Apprentice Africa. The reality show made famous by Donald Trump in the US and Alan Sugar in the UK. She has also been a producer on the popular chat show “Moments with Mo”.