Teju Kareem

Teju Kareem (BA, MBA)

Director/ Trustee

Teju Kareem is a technical theatre expert, businessman, philanthropist, founder and CEO of Zmirage Multimedia Limited.

Alhaji Kareem trained at the department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan where he emerged as one of the best in technical theatre. Thereafter he obtained a Masters in Business Administration from the Hastings School of Business and Management Studies, United Kingdom.

Having practiced theatre extensively in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, he revolutionized technical theatre practice in Nigeria by setting up Zmirage Multimedia Limited in 1996 to fill the yawning gap created by the absence of world class infrastructure to aid practitioners in that field. Now in its eighteenth year as the pioneer and leading suppliers of lighting equipment to the entertainment and corporate event industries, Zmirage has grown and diversified its services far beyond the boundaries of a mere theatrical lighting hire company, reaching into every area where lighting is used as part of entertainment, with the rare capacity to handle several events simultaneously no matter the time or location. The company, which also holds the franchise for the popular Miss Malaika Beauty Pageant, has handled countless high profile events within and outside Nigeria including KORA Music Awards in South Africa.

With many awards and honors to his credit, Alhaji Kareem is also the chairman of Abuja Rocks. In 2011, he was made the Chairman of the Ibikunle Amosun inauguration Planning Committee. He is the Consultant Technical Producer of Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Sierra Leone Election Debate Group (SEDG).

Among his numerous credits are: Technical Director, CORA Awards Abuja and SARO the Musical, President Miss Malaika Nigeria and President CIOF Nigeria a cultural body devoted to the development of folklore festivals from 2007 - 2009. Teju Kareem is a fellow of The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), member of the Institute of Directors (IOD), a fellow of Theater Arts Practitioners (FTA) and director of Communication and African Renaissance.

Teju Kareem is the Executive Producer of the annual WS International Cultural Exchange Program, which is now in its fifth year. He was also the consultant technical producer for the Nigerian Olympic stage plays held in London in July 2012. He has remained consistent in his relentless efforts to restore the glory of live theatre in Nigeria.