Lawrence Akande
Faculty Film Production
Lawrence Akande
Faculty Film Production


Lawrence  Akande, also as (大奇) in China, is a graduate of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, with Distinction in HND Music Technology in 2005, also a 2014 MA graduate in Film Studies from Beijing Film Academy, China as one of the best  students of the institution. After his graduation from The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 2005, and a successful youth service at NTA Television College, Jos, in 2007 he started work with Nigerian Film Corporation, Jos, and was posted to National Film Institute, Jos, before he resigned in 2016 and founded Pacesetter Media and Studios in 2016 and later incorporated Afritainment Creative Limited.

Lawrence Akande has over ten years of experience teaching and running successful film training, facilitating international workshops, and advocating for film training skill acquisition program for the youth. Lawrence Akande served as a facilitator at the shoot! 2007, 2009, and 2014 international film training, and capacity building workshop organized by Nigerian Film Corporation, National Film Institute, and National Broadcasting Commission; recently, he  was the Master trainer for Media and Entertainment sector of Lagos State Employability Support Project (LSESP) under Global Education Management System – Arcskills, sponsored by Lagos State Government and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), where he trained over 1000 youth in Lagos state in film production. Apart from been a facilitator, he has worked on some film and commercial projects in China, such as Final Battle; Guilty or Not Guilty; Hainan Airline commercial; Pekin University Hospital commercial and many others, and most recently ‘Identity’ shot in Lagos with some French crew.

Lawrence possess excellent academic, administrative, and communication skills to effectively teach with practical demonstration which enhances students’ ability to grasp the subject matter.


Psychoacoustics Basis of Film Sound Design – Research (2014) 

 Music Technology in Electronic Media     Research (2005)

Fallin                                                                Sci-fi Film (2014)

 Guilty or Not Guilty                                    Short Film (2014)

Wang tui he Jamuzi                                     TV Drama (2013)

The Final Battle                                            Short Film (2012)

Peking University Hospital                       Commercials (2011)

Hainan Airline                                            Commercials (2010)

Oh Happy Day                                           Musical Concert (1998 -2006)

   Inspiration Summit                         A Television Edutainment Talk Show (2000)

   Celebrate with me                           Musical Album (1998)

Books And Book Chapters

Media – A Production Recourse Book (Chapter 2 – Sound Design for Film) 2017


Beijing People’s Association with Foreign Countries Award of Excellence – Photo Contest, 2011 and 2012
Association of Nigerian Students in China Award of Excellence 2012
The Polytechnic, Ibadan Music Technology Department Leadership Award of the year as the President of Music Technology

Student’s Association of Nigeria 2003/2004

Faculty of Business and communication Studies, Students’ Association, The Polytechnic Ibadan – Award of Excellence 2005

Conference Presentations

Prospects of Music Technology in the Digital Age – Paper Presentation (2016)

Subject(s) Taught

Principles and Practice of  Sound Design for the Screen
Workshop Sound Design for the Screen 
Studies in Film History
Principles & practice of Cinematography & Motion Picture Production Design
Workshop in Cinematography & Motion Picture Production Design
Film Production Workshop
Studies in the Economics & Management of Broadcasting
Seminar: The film content, the content creator/entrepreneur, the industry & the society