Discovering old narratives in a modern medium


Nigerian-born Steve is a Producer/Director with experience spanning Television, Theatre, Advertising and Film. Steve obtained a Diploma in TV Production from the NTA Television College in Jos, then went on to read Theatre Arts at the University of Jos from where he graduated with a BA. He is also an alumnus of the Prestigious London Film School. Steve’s film A Place In The Stars won Best Movie Drama at the AMVCA’s 2015. He is the producer of Africa’s biggest film to date. “Namibia – The Struggle For Liberation” Starring Danny Glover and Carl Lumbly which premiered at the 2006 Pan Africa Film Festival in LA and has gone on to win many awards. His other credits include, “Keeping Faith”, “Katanga”, “Three Scores and Ten”, “A Life To View” “Soweto” and “Mr. Johnson” just to mention a few. He has also produced and directed several commercials and documentaries. As a director, Steve’s strong suit lies in coaxing great performances out of actors as well as a strong sense of story and character. He combines a collaborative approach to filmmaking that allows each picture he makes to benefit from the creative vent of all the key creative crew members on the project.

  1. Keeping Faith

    Nadine and Sampa meet and fall in love. Their friends support the relationship, but some of Nadine’s friends provide advice that proves to be disastrous for the relationship. Throw in familial interference and an old love interest, a bit of jazz and disaster ensues. Will their love survive?

    Stars: Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Funlola Aofiyebi, Bimbo Akintola, Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Rekhia Atta, Keppy Ekpeyoung, Fred Amata, Fred Aseroma, Ibidun Allison

  2. Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation

    A 2007 epic film on the Namibian independence struggle against South African occupation as seen through the life of Sam Nujoma, the leader of the South West Africa People's Organisation and the first president of the Republic of Namibia. The film was written and directed by Charles Burnett and stars Carl Lumbly and Danny Glover. The production was financed by the government of Namibia.

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  3. A Place in the Stars

    A lawyer gets a case he thinks will make him rich and encounters dangerous men willing to kill to protect a false medical drugs trade in Nigeria.

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  4. 93 Days

    a 2016 Nigerian drama thriller film directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas.[2] The film recounts the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and its successful containment by health workers from a Lagos hospital. It stars Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and Bimbo Manuel with joint-production through Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.

  5. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

    A 2019 Nigerian supernatural thriller also know as "Living in Bondage ll" executive produced by Charles Okpaleke. A sequel to the 1992 classic Living in Bondage, the film stars Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Enyinna Nwigwe, and Muna Abii, with Swanky JKA in his breakout role. Ramsey Nouah, who makes his directorial debut, plays the main villain. It received mostly positive reviews and ranked 11th overall on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films of all time at the end of its theatrical run. The film premiered on Netflix in May 2020.

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