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Ifeoma Fafunwa has over 20 years of professional experience in both the US and Nigeria, designing and directing artistic projects in theatre arts, architecture and advertising. She is the founder and creative director of iOpenEye; a performance art production company in Nigeria that challenges the status quo when it limits the potential of women, individuals and progress of the collective African society. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1987, and Dorsey Studios for the Performing Arts. In 1996, Ifeoma moved to Los Angeles and in 2001, she was nominated for, "Best Solo Performer/Writer" in the Los Angeles area by the LA Weekly. In Nigeria, her directing work includes Sefi Atta's 'The Engagement', 'Bigger & Better' and 'Not My Affair' and in 2007 she directed 'sell-out' performances of "The Vagina Monologues" at the MUSON Center - Lagos. She was selected to direct 'the Naming Ceremony' for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London. Her recent work includes the play 'Diagnosis' for British Council's Lagos Theatre Festival. Ifeoma is a Fellow of the third class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. For the past 2 years she has run pro-bono women's writing and acting for stage workshops.