KSO in Brief…
Evang. Victor Kolade Ayodeji Segun-Okeowo (KSO) was born on Tuesday, 26th of January 1971 in Sagamu, Ogun State. His father was the famous Student Union Leader and activist, Akogun Maikel Olusegun Okeowo (1941-2014) who led the most popular students’ uprising in Nigeria’s history in 1978; “Ali Must Go” His mother, Deaconess Alice Kemi Okeowo who retired as a Matron from The Teaching Service of Ogun State, was a caterer.
He attended The Children Home School, Quarry Road, Abeokuta, The All Saints Anglican Primary School, Ado-Odo both in Ogun State Nigeria for his Nursery and Primary education respectively.
He completed his primary education at The Local Government Primary School, Ijagba Sagamu in 1981 and began his secondary education immediately at the Makun High School, Sagamu. The desire for better education took him to the prestigious Mayflower School, Ikenne in 1983 while in class three.
At Mayflower, he excelled greatly; graduating in 1986 as the Best Student in the Arts Class with six distinctions and got The Dr. Tai Solarin Award for Excellence.
He immediately proceeded to the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) to study History. He graduated with honours in 1990. He was posted to Ondo State for the compulsory one year Youth Service. He served at Akure and Igbara-Oke in Ondo State.
In 1992, immediately after the Youth Service, he got a Post Graduate admission at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife to study for a Masters Degree Programme in International Relations and graduated in 1997.
He therefore holds a first degree in History of Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye (1990) and a Masters Degree (International Relations) of O.A.U, Ile-Ife since 1997.
At Ile-Ife, KSO became a born again Christian on the 11th of March, 1992; during a programme held on the Main Bowl of the University Sports’ Centre where Pastor E.A Adeboye ministered.
He thereafter joined The Christ Ambassadors Students Outreach (CASOR) and immediately grew rapidly in the things of God. Within six months, he had been appointed a Student Missionary attached to one of the new churches under the parent church of CASOR; The Assemblies of God Church.
At The Assemblies of God Church, Aderemi Road, Ile-Ife, he got in contact with the Mount Zion Faith Ministries and attended the 3rd Course of the Christian Drama Institute. From there, he was to cut his first teeth of Christian drama and moviemaking. He thereafter went into the gospel drama ministry, film-making and private enterprise.
Today, KSO, is a screen playwright, actor, producer, director and experienced professional of over two and a half decades. His first film was released in 1994. Since then, he has made over 35 films under the umbrella of The Christoline Ministries and Zionstones Media both of which he has presided over from November 1993 and January 1999 respectively. Apart from that, he has featured in more than 100 gospel films as an actor and directed/produced over 50 other titles.
In 1997, he was the pioneer Secretary General of the All-Nigeria Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers (ANCEDRAM) an association of gospel dramatists in Nigeria, which he later became the President of in 2009 and a member of the Council of Elders in 2011.
He is the Provost of the Christoline Film Academy; which has since year 2000 trained over 600 students in the art of film-making. He is the CEO of Zionstones Media and the initiator of the first ever Christian Film Village in Nigeria, The Zionstones Film Village, behind the Redemption Camp, Simawa, Ogun State.
He has, apart from his academic qualifications, attended several local and international seminars, symposia, workshops and film festivals. In addition to acting and directing; KSO, as he fondly called; runs a multimedia studio.
He is married to Adesunmbo, a Princess from Ile-Ife and they are blessed with five children; three boys and two girls.
He and his wife, Sunmbo are marriage counsellors. They organise a quarterly Couples’ Fellowship tagged “House on the Rock Couples’ Fellowship” and a youth workshop; “Gistin’ With Singles”
KSO is the director of a family life TV drama series “House on the Rock” which shows on AIT, STV, TVC, LTV, Dove Vision, MZTV, RTV and several online platforms. He is also the arrowhead of a Couples Reality TV Show; “Beyond the Honeymoon”
In the political sphere, KSO is an active player. He believes in the active participation of Christians in politics as a major panacea to Nigeria’s myriads of problems. He is a staunch member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party since the year 2009.
He contested under the party twice for a seat in the Ogun State House of Assembly in 2011 and 2015. He also served as The Coordinator of The Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation (Sagamu Local Government) in 2015.
He was from April 2016 until August 23, 2017 the PDP Party Chairman in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State. He was appointed a member of The State Caretaker Committee of the party and served from August to November 2017.
He was also Chairman of The PDP Reconciliation Committee in Sagamu LG between December 2017 and February 2018 and a former Aspirant for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Sagamu constituency 2. He is currently The Coordinator of The Atiku Campaign Organisation in Sagamu LGA of Ogun State.
A winner of the 2018 Gold Excellence Award for Leadership held in July 2018 at The Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, he is the Convener of The Advocates for Right Leadership Association a.k.a Believers in Politics; an NGO currently involved in political sensitisation and advocacy.
A Statesman of the Man O’ War Club, KSO has also attended The Special Supernumerary Police Officers’ Training Programme at the Nigeria Police Training School, Ikeja, Lagos.
KSO, a prolific speaker and writer is the Editor/Publisher of The Christian Movieworld Magazine and author of several books including; “Good Script…Good Film”; “Why Men Marry Two Wives” “Marriage: an Hospital (In print) and “The Believers’ Portion in Politics”(In print)
KSO also has massive interests in real estate developments, farming and educational management. He is the initiator of The Zionstones Film Village, a 29 acre Estate devoted to film shooting and related activities behind Redemption Camp in Simawa Ogun State. He is also the Executive Director of Goldmind Schools, a junior level educational institution in Simawa, Ogun State.
He is currently a Doctoral Student of Political Science at The University of Ibadan.