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Special Effects Make-Up

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Hakeem Onilogbo (AKA Hakeem Effects) is a name that is synonymous with excellence in the field of special effects makeup. With an impressive 18 years of experience as a professional special effect makeup artist, Hakeem has not only mastered the art of transforming faces, but has also left an indelible mark on the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood.


His immense talent and creativity have not gone unnoticed, as he has been recognized and awarded for his exceptional contributions to the development of Nollywood in terms of special effects makeup. In fact, his work has been so groundbreaking that he has been featured not once, but twice on BBC Africa, solidifying his status as a true pioneer in his field.


Hakeem's impressive portfolio boasts of highly successful films such as "The King of Boys", "Black Book", Jagun Jagun and "Anikulapo". His attention to detail and ability to bring characters to life through his makeup skills have made him the go-to special effects makeup artist for some of the biggest names in the Nigerian film industry.


As the CEO of Tricks International, Hakeem continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of special effects makeup. His motto, "Stretching your imagination", perfectly encapsulates his approach to his craft. He constantly challenges himself to think outside the box and create looks that are beyond the realm of imagination.


Hakeem's dedication to his craft, combined with his unmatched talent, has truly elevated the standards of special effects makeup in Nollywood. He is an inspiration to aspiring makeup artists and a true icon in the world of film and television. With each project, Hakeem continues to leave an indelible mark on the industry, solidifying his place as an award-winning special effects makeup artist and a true trailblazer.

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