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Deborah Omowunmi Odutayo popularly known as “Debbie” is an award winning veteran consummate Television Producer with a deep passion for the Television Industry, with a wealth of experience that spans across working with top Producers at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Swift Studios where she was head of Production services, Minaj Television and a host of leading production companies in Nigeria.
From 1997 till date, she and her husband Greg have been running one of Nigeria’s Leading Content Creation and Production Companies, Royal Roots Communication Network, which has birthed Royal Roots Television (R2TV) on GOTV Channel 112 and Royal Roots FM (R2 92.9FM) in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Her Creativity and producing skills are reflected in notable works like Bella’s Place, My Mum & I, Edge of Paradise, About to Wed, The Space Within, House A-Part, Tides of Fate, Soul Sistas and Beyond Blood to mention a few… which were all produced by Debbie.
The Company has also handled Top Production Projects like Nigeria’s first cooking show – Knorr Taste Quest (KTQ) which Debbie has personally produced four seasons and she is presently in Pre-Production for Season 5.
She has been able to train and mentor a lot of Producers that look up to her for support and encouragement most of them can now stand on their own. She has passion for the industry and can sometimes be overprotective of her Production team.
Debbie stands for discipline and she is passionate about the belief that life is too short not to make the best out of it. Her favorite color is GREEN, and she also loves arts and crafts, especially sculptures and paintings that she collects anytime she travels or when on tour.
She is the immediate past President of the Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN), the umbrella body for corporate TV content producers in Nigeria, serving as the very first woman in a male-dominated industry. Debbie is also a Member of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP).
She was the very first female Judge for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) five years ago and continues to serve as a judge till date for the prestigious industry award.
With a combined expertise of over three decades in the industry, Deborah Omowunmi Odutayo is obviously numero uno in her craft as a Television producer.
Debbie has been married to Greg Odutayo for over 22 years with whom she has built a Media Empire; they are blessed with three wonderful young men!