Whether he’s spinning tales of love, betrayal, and deception on the hit show Tinsel or spreading joy, laughter, and good cheer on his web series How she left my brother, Victor Sanchez Agahowa continues to distinguish himself as an adept, African, storyteller. he shares his passions, and his hopes for the future of African film making.
VICTOR SANCHEZ AGHAHOWA is a screenwriter, director and producer for Film and Television. He started his career as a playwright and stage director in 2003 while still at the University of Benin. He created his first TV show BACHELORS, in 2003 on which he worked as Head Writer for a 3 season run. In 2005, as a Content Developer, created content for TV, Radio and the Internet and in the following year he went on to join the writing team for MNET’s ground breaking soap opera TINSEL. In 2007, he served as Screenwriter and Assistant Director for the feature film LETTERS TO A STRANGER, a movie that received commercial and critical acclaim. In 2008, he served as Associate Producer/Director on THE APPRENTICE AFRICA, the African iteration of the worldwide TV sensation THE APPRENTICE. He went on to join the directing team of the soap opera TINSEL, where he worked till 2014 as a Writer and Director on the soap writing over 200 episodes and directing over 200 episodes as well, covering studio and location based shoots in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. In 2012, he was the Director for the STAR GAME SHOW for Nigerian Breweries Ltd for the 2012 season. In the same year, he created, wrote and directed the first season of the hit web series #HOWSHELEFTMYBROTHER under the banner of the content development and creation company, TATAFO HEADQUARTERS where he serves as a Principal Consultant. Victor Aghahowa was a nominee for The Future Awards 2012 in the Screen Producer of the Year category. In 2013, he served on the writing team for the third season (the Nigerian iteration) of the MTV advocacy show SHUGA and was invited back to write on the fourth season slated for 2015.
He currently serves as a writer and director for HOTEL MAJESTIC, an atmospheric telenovella set in the Nigerian South-South and also teaches Screenwriting and Producing courses for the Department of Mass Communication at Benson Idahosa University, Edo State and special TV and Film Production classes for the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State.