Melissa is an independent producer and the founder of Ominira Studios, a global production and entertainment consulting firm. Melissa produces content by and about the global African diaspora, in the hopes of showcasing the complexity and expansiveness of black people’s lives in the dopest way possible. Melissa is currently working on her first documentary feature titled Dusty & Stones. She is a 2020 IFP Cannes Producers Network Fellow and a 2020 Creative Producers Indaba Fellow. Her first feature, Eyimofe, premiered at the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival.
Melissa started her career in film on Spike Lee’s Inside Man and Steven Spielberg’s Munich. She graduated with an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and with a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University.