About SBAI

A college education is not just about showing up for class. It’s about opening doors into a whole new world of opportunities. At Shagamu Business and Arts Institute, we view modern education as a combination of classroom study, real-world activities, interaction with the community, and meeting the right people who can make a difference in your future.

Step into a world where you will thrive, not just survive. Allow us to help you reach your full potential as you embark upon an exciting career that allows you to choose your path and find success. Don’t postpone your future for one more minute!

Our Mission

Raise professional creative artists with entrepreneurial skills and spirit.


A buoyant creative arts industry providing gainful employment and contributing to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation.



2000 by the A-Brothers, Deji and Afolabi Adesanya who are both veterans in cinematography, still photography, documentary filmmaking, scriptwriting, producing and directing.



Diverse and growing with new students each academic year. Why wait? Join Sagamu Business & Arts Institute today.



N1 million (2018 fiscal year) Learn more about the FOUNDATION


By JAMB. National Innovative Diploma (NID) in:

  • Film and Television Production (FTP)
  • Performing and Media Arts (PMA)



College of Arts, College of Business & Economics, College of Engineering & College of Education



25 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women, 40 intramural and club sports

Why study at SBAI?

Diversity plays a huge part at the SBAI – our student population hails from different corners of Nigeria and the World. Choose SBAI and you’ll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career.

Leading reasearch

SBAI's excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 confirmed our position as one of Nigeria's leading film college...

Career prospects

According to SBAI career prospect over 94% of our diploma students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.

Superb locations

SBAI is located in the gateway state of Nigeria. We're centrally located in the ancient city of Sagamu in the Ogun East Senatorial part of Ogun State.

First-class facilities

SBAI has a continual programme of investment and improvement so that our students enjoy best study, research and recreational facilities.

Strong academic community

A thriving intellectual community of students and staff is fundamental to Sagamu SBAI’s position as a film, media and arts institute

A global outlook

From our collaborative research and international partnerships to our specialist programmers in the world, our global reach is ever expanding.

SBAI President


Adedeji (aka DJ) is a renowned cinematographer, still photographer, documentary filmmaker, scriptwriter, producer and director, and a trainer. His screen credits include Vigilante (co-writer and director), Ose Sango – Sango’s Wand (producer); and Uncommon Service (winner of maiden Hilda Ogunbanjo Award for story/script, and Africast Award 2010 for BEST Documentary film). Others are television commercials, and television documentaries shot in Egypt, Germany, and Senegal. Festival attended … Read more


SBAI Rector


Afolabi is a well-established film auteur, photo-journalist, photo artist, film historian, film critic, author, a technocrat and a trainer. As a television director, he directed the award-winning television serial, Family Circle, which won the BEST  TELEVISION DRAMA  AWARD and BEST CHILD ACTOR AWARD at the 1998 REEL AWARD organised by Encomium magazine. It also won the 1997/98 NIGERIAN MEDIA MERIT AWARD and the 1999, 8th edition of DAME AWARD (Television Production category). He directed … Read more


Press Release - The A-Brothers are back again!

Afolabi and Adedeji Adesanya, the Adesanya Brothers (aka A-Brothers), are back again! From the stable of A-Productions, they gave us such classics as Vigilante (1988) and the capital market financed Ose Sango – Sango’s Wand (1991).


They are teaming up, though not for a production but for training and capacity building in the creative arts on the platform of Sagamu Business and Arts Institute (SBAI). The Adesanya brothers are filmmakers with

over sixty (60) years of on-the-job experience between them. Adedeji (aka DJ) is a renowned cinematographer, still photographer, documentary filmmaker, scriptwriter, producer and director, and a trainer.