Charles Maduemezia (born May 4) famously known as Chigan Madu is a Nigerian filmmaker and cinematographer.
A music executive and entrepreneur, Chigan Madu is the founder and CEO of CM Music Worldwide, a leading record label in the country that is home to a number of underground music artists.
Facts About Chigan Madu
- Full Name: Charles Maduemezia
- Stage Name: Chigan Madu
- Born: May
- Age: N/A
- Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- State Of Origin: Delta State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Parents: George Maduemezia, Gladys Maduemezia
- Occupation: Filmmaker • Cinematographer
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
Chigan Madu was born on the 4th of May to the family of Mr. George Maduemezia and Mrs. Gladys Maduemezia.
He was born in the city of Lagos, where he was also brought up alongside his siblings. He is an Ibo boy and hails from the southeast region, Delta State.
He graduated from the University Of Ibadan in 2012.
While in the university, Chigan Madu developed an interest in videography and began receiving paid gigs to work as a videography.
He took his craft seriously and soon became a cinematographer, shooting music videos for upcoming artists at the university. He also worked with other creatives in directing their film projects.
After graduating from the university, Chigan Madu secured employment with a media house, Cool FM Nigeria.
Due to his dynamic and creative prowess, he rose through the ranks to become Head Of Content at the Naija Playlist section of the radio station in 2014. While holding his 9-5 job, he also freelanced as a cinematographer and videographer, providing his services to clients in Lagos.
By 2017, Chigan Madu had advanced in the industry to become Head Of Production at Pranks Nigeria. That same year, he founded his own media outfit, CM Music Worldwide. The entertainment company doubles as a production company and record label.
The company is credited for producing Prank Movie, a hit in Nigeria, receiving good ratings at Box Office, and was ranked by Google’s Knowledge Panel.
As a music executive, he is working with a couple of underground artists in refining their sound and creating a platform for them to become A-list artists in the industry.
Additionally, through CM Music Worldwide, Chigan Madu is contributing to the continuous growth of the Afrobeats genre.
When Chigan Madu is not busy with his musical pursuits, he can be found working hard as a cinematographer. He has a rich portfolio of short film credits, collaborating with many content creators and online comedians.