God Calling’s Momo Spaine On Timeless Style, Ratchet TV, Pursuing Her Dreams & Producing A Film From 5,555 Miles Away

Meet  Omorinsojo Spaine , one third of  Nemsia Films  and producer of the highly anticipated God Calling film starring  and directed by  BB ...

Meet Omorinsojo Spaine, one third of Nemsia Films and producer of the highly anticipated God Calling film starring  and directed by BB Sasore. With ,  and  acting and directing to largely rave reviews in , to s directorial debut and starring role in TIFF Pick ‘’, and subsequent landmark acquisition by Netflix, this has been a stellar year for Nigerian women in film, so it should come as no surprise that there are quite a few smart, savvy and stylish women excelling in other industry roles.

What is surprising, however? Outside of tight knit film industry sets, Momo Spaine is virtually unknown —an anomaly I find mind boggling. She laughing (and readily) admits ‘Impostor Syndrome’ held her back in the past. But that’s all about to change. Sure, the film student and producer would love nothing more than to continue her passion projects toiling in obscurity (jk jk!), she tells me she’s been given an ultimatum by her partners to own her role in the creation of these masterpieces, and we are more than happy to tell her story.

I knew I had a natural ability to produce and I became determined to be the best at it” she admits during our chat—which makes sense, considering she’s currently developing that skill set amongst others at Toronto Film School. “ I immediately went from being unsure of myself to asking myself how I could be the best possible producer both locally and internationally.

It’s might seem like a far out statement from a relative ingenue, but it’s not that outlandish coming from Spaine. Her résumé is stuffed with much-loved projects, including Before 30Banana Island Ghost, and now God Calling. She is well on her way to making a serious mark on the film industry and  it’s clear Omorinsojo Spaine or ‘Momo’ as she’s generally referred to, is passionately devoted to her craft.

Spaine—who by the way has the most ridiculously amazing skin, possesses the kind of innate sense of style that brings to mind Jackie Onassis or Queen Rania of Jordan. Classic – almost preppy and effortless without being sloppy. She’s what my Gran would call really put together.

Far from a snobbish auteur, her interests run the gamut in taste and technique; uniting the poise of her formal and autodidactic film training, the fun of ratchet television, in addition to the forward-thinking vibe of a cosmopolitan, well-traveled African woman.

Ahead of the God Calling premiere, we sat down with the Ibadan-born producer to find out how she juggles school and work, got the details on just how she managed the herculean feat of producing an entire film from across the Atlantic Ocean, and chat about the importance of fashion in telling stories both IRL and on the silver screen.

Her name might not be immediately recognizable, but we’re betting that won’t be the case for much longer.  What’s next for this multi-talented woman? We can’t wait to find out

Source: BellaNaija