About Danono Media

Background and Mission

Danono Media is an award-winning film and video production company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with offices in New Jersey, USA. Its debut feature production, ‘The Milkmaid', was Nigeria’s first ever submission to the Academy Awards in the category of Best International Feature Film.

Danono Media was founded in 2018 by Desmond Ovbiagele and Seun Sowemimo with a mission to produce artistically compelling and socially relevant entertainment content. Operating out of both West Africa and the United States, Danono seeks to originate thematically challenging but commercially viable projects that carry the potential to resonate with diverse audiences by appealing to the eternal values, desires, and shared experiences of the human spirit.

Driven by the philosophy that the highest form of creativity is accessed through the quest for truth, Danono is focused on creating artistic expressions of true originality primarily in the production of feature films, television and music.

Leveraging on the corporate antecedents and relationships of its key principals, Danono Media seeks to conceive, develop, produce and distribute investment-grade film and television projects of high artistic merit in partnership with leading distributors and global streaming platforms to facilitate access to the broadest possible audience for the benefit of its various stakeholders.

Danono’s debut feature production, a Hausa language film entitled 'The Milkmaid' was recently released on Amazon Prime.

Watch The Milkmaid
Cinematographer Yinka Edward with Danono Media crew member on the set of The Milkmaid in Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria

Our movie project awards

Danono is focused on creating artistic expressions of true originality primarily in the production of feature films, television and music.


Best Original ScreenPlay

Best Sound Design
RENDER TO CAESAR won awards for Best Screenplay and Best Sound Design at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards.
Best Supporting Actor

Best Original ScreenPlay
RENDER TO CAESAR also won awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay at the 2014 Nollywood Movie Awards


Best Film

Best Nigerian Film

Best Supporting Actress
THE MILMAID won awards for Best Film and Best Film in Nigeria including Best Supporting Actress, Achievement in Make-up and Best Film in an African Language at the 2020 AAMA Awards.
Achievement in Make-up

Best Film in an African Language

Best Narrative Feature
RENDER TO CAESAR also won the Programmers - Best Narrative Feature award at the 2021 Pan African Film and Art Festival.

Featured Films Trailer

Inspired by the iconic image of the two Fulani milkmaids depicted on the back of the Nigerian Ten Naira note, The Milkmaid is a creative imagining of the fate of two peasant sisters caught up in the upheaval of militant insurgency in rural Northern Nigeria by Desmond Ovbiagele, Yinka Edward and Pat Nebo.
Render to Caesar is a 2014 Nigerian crime thriller film written and produced by Desmond Ovbiagele, directed by Desmond Ovbiagele and Onyekachi Ejim. It stars Wale Ojo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Omoni Oboli and Bimbo Manuel with Special appearances from Kehinde Bankole and Femi Jacobs