Ferdinand Adimele is a creative entrepreneur focused on animation, games and blockchain ecosystem. He leads one of Africa’s most promising innovation storytelling company called studios called Magic Carpet, that specializes in developing authentic African stories.
The studio is one of the leading animation, game development and metaverse studios in Africa playing a significant role in the development of the animation industry on the continent. The studio has been involved in scaling capacity building by creating a training and fellowship program for people interested in animation and game development.
Ferdinand is big on harnessing emerging opportunities in media, entertainment and the technology space. He also founded Imaginarium Creative, which is a digital ecosystem and creative technology company focused on incubation and seed investment in early tech startups.
He is a Ford Foundation inductee selected by the foundation to create a blueprint for Nigeria’s next 50 years in 2010, and a recipient of The Future Awards: Nigeria’s best 100 and was inducted as a Guardian of The Future by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
Ferdy serves on the board of the Slum to School Africa initiative, a non-profit organization aimed at improving access to education for children who live in hard-to-reach slums across Nigeria. He is a published author of the book “Pulse” and the soon to be released “The Creative Manifesto”.
His passion for faith led him to establish The Tribe Assembly; a community of believers dedicated to personal transformation, cultural renewal and societal reformation based in Lagos and Abuja.
He holds a master’s degree from the Pan-Atlantic University and a B.Sc, Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt.