A discussion with Joel Kachi Benson


In a recent post, we looked at how the team at Taeillo — a three-year-old startup — is using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to disrupt the furniture industry. Interestingly, VR has begun to make its mark in Africa’s filmmaking industry despite low adoption for reasons like cost and technical know-how, to mention a few. 

Nevertheless, in 2019, the opportunity to be a part of the 20th Belfast Film Festival presented itself as calls for “Feature/VR submissions from African filmmakers” were made.

Beyond Africa’s shores, VR adoption is high with sectors like education utilising it to facilitate long-distance learning, which is particularly important in light of the pandemic ravaging the globe.

On the Nigerian scene

At the forefront of the VR filmmaking revolution in Nigeria is Lagos-based filmmaker and Founder of VR360 Stories, Joel Kachi Benson, producer and director of the award-winning VR documentary, Daughters of Chibok. 

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