Ope Ajayi, Founder & CE0.


Ope Ajayi has over 20 years business management, entertainment, advisory and entrepreneurship experience. He spent his early career working in the financial services sector at some of the leading investment banks in the country, including ARM Investment Managers Limited, First City Asset management limited & Synergy Capital Advisory Services Limited.

Ope joined Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in 2012 at its early growth stage as General Manager when the company was only operating 3 cinemas in the country. He was directly responsible for numerous projects including building & Fit out of 11 cinemas.

He has consulted and advised on many projects including Home Cinemas & Retail spaces. Whilst at Genesis Group, Mr Ajayi started Genesis Pictures, a leading film distribution business in Nigeria and in 2022 distributed the highest grossing film in the country, The Brotherhood.

He project managed the first ever multiplex in Douala, Cameroun. He is a notable voice and leader in the industry on major trends and in July 2022 became National President of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria.

He is the Founder, CEO of Cinemax Distribution Limited, A company set up to provide integrated services across the various film sub-sectors from fund raising, advisory, infrastructure, local and International content sales.

Our Story

Cinemax Distribution Limited is a film distribution company aimed at providing integrated services to film makers and industry stakeholders as a whole.

We are the leading Co-Creator & Distributor of the Best African content, Positioning African Stories on the Global Stage, by partnering with the most inspiring creators, creating value for investors, partners & all stakeholders.

Our Services

Theatrical Distribution

We work with film makers to release films to the big screen across West Africa & Central Africa. This covers marketing, Liaison with Cinemas, Reporting, Collections.


We have a strong relationship with the global streaming providers and we constantly license content on behalf of our clients. Our distribution network also covers inflight entertainment, amongst others.

Film-Financing & Co-Productions

We have expertise in co-creating and selecting profitable, commercially viable films, working with some of the best talents in the industry and potentially generating superior returns for investors.

FIlm Marketing Services

Great films require excellent marketing. We create the most riveting ways of promoting films and positioning for commercial success.

Cinema Set up & Advisory Services

We are experts in building out cinema infrastructure services & set up. We source for the best & most efficient cinema equipment from across the world. We represent the leading suppliers across the world covering Europe, UAE, China & USA.

Cinema Management Services

We offer management services to independent cinemas on behalf of cinema owners.

Our Awesome &
Experienced Team

Ope Ajayi

Founder, CEO

Nafisat Suleiman

Head of Sales/Distribution

Ridwan Mustapha


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