Bola Ogun


Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director, Ava DuVernay (Selma), has proven herself to be a true filmmaking force in Hollywood, and she’s been paying it forward by hiring women, especially black women, on her projects.

Her TV show, Queen Sugar has featured women in the director’s chair for every single season, and the fourth season will be no different. The directorial lineup will include Cheryl Dunye, Carmen Marrón, Numa Perrier, Heidi Saman, Tchaiko Omawale and Nigerian-American filmmaker, Bola Ogun.

Created by Duvernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Queen Sugar follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father — an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

While still up-and-coming, Ogun already has an impressive resumé. She created an award-winning short filmAre We Good Parents?, which premiered at SXSW, and she has worked in the production department of notable projects like The Dark Knight Rises and True Detective.

Bola Ogun has been using her lens to influence those who don’t often have a voice and collaborate with other creative minds to amplify fresh storytelling perspectives, and we are definitely going to be on the lookout for her episode(s) on Queen Sugar.

The fourth season of Queen Sugar will premiere on June 12, 2019.

(Photo: OWN/Queen Sugar)


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