Mahmood Ali-Balogun: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Mahmood Ali-Balogun: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Mahmood Ali-Balogun is a Nigerian filmmaker, cultural worker and the Managing director of Brickwall Communications Limited. He directed the multiple award-winning film ‘Tango With Me’. He is the Chairman of the Audio Visual Rights Society (AVRS) of Nigeria (2).

Mahmood Ali-Balogun

Early life and career

Mahmood Ali-Balogun was born on July 19th, 1959 and grew up in Northern Nigeria. He is an Alumnus of University of Ife, now the Obafemi Awolowo University where he studied Dramatic Arts and specializing in film and television production. Mahmood’s career has evolved over the years from being an actor to director, producer, industry leader, film consultant and ambassador in the Film making industry.



Year Titles Category Roles
1999 A Place Called Home  Movie Director
2002 Child & Women Trafficking- The New Slavery  Documentary Producer, Director
2003 ‘Temi ni Toto’ Yoruba home movie Producer, Director
2003 Environmental Pollution In Nigeria Documentary Producer, Director
2005 Collage Of Cultural Colours (Japan) Documentary Producer, Director
2005 Dance Of The Maidens -Traditional Marriages In Nigeria” (Series)  Documentary (Television Series) Producer, Director
2008 Peace Mission Documentary Actor (Commentaries)
2010 Tango With Me Best Directing Award category 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards Movie Director, Producer, Writer
2013 Flower Girl Romantic Comedy Film Consultant
1983 Ola Rotimi’s play,’ If… A Tragedy of the Ruled’ Movie Actor
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Mahmood Ali-Balogun is the Managing Director of Brickwall Communications Limited, a company that specialises in the production of Documentaries, TV Commercials, Movie Productions

Industry roles

  • Member: Advisory Council for the Nigerian Film Industry 
  • Member: Advisory Board, African Movies Academy Awards AMAA
  • President: 9th Congress, Federation Panafricaine Des Cineates (FEPACI). South Africa, 2013 
  • Current Chairman: Audio-Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) 
  • Founding President: National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) 
  • Former Vice President: Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN) 
  • Panelist: The Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF 2013, Toronto, 2013 
  • Advisor: African International Film Festival, AFRIFF
  • Ambassador: Nollywood Film Festival in Paris, 2014
  • Industry Ambassador: Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Calabar, 2013 
  • Jury: 2015 International Emmy Awards
  • Jury: Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Calabar, 2014 
  • Jury: 32nd Cairo International Film Festival(CIFF),
  • Panelist: Abuja Intn’l Film Festival 
  • Jury: Zuma International Film Festival 
  • Member: Advisory Council for African International Film Festival, 2013
  • Member: Steering Committee, Motion Picture Council of Nigeria (MOPICON), 2007
  • Founding Member: Conference of Motion Picture Practitioners of Nigeria (CMPPN)