Remi Vaughan-Richards

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Remi Vaughan-Richards is a Nigerian filmmaker

Early life and education

Remi Vaughan-Richards was born in Nigeria, one of four children born to British architect Alan Richards (1925-1989) and Ayo Vaughan (1928-1993), a nurse who was from a prominent Lagos family whose patriarch was the 19th-century American artisan Scipio Vaughan. The family members all used the hyphenated surname Vaughan-Richards.

Vaughan-Richards attended Kingston University and the Royal College of Art in London.


Vaughan-Richards started her filmmaking career in the art department, where she worked on such films as Judge Dredd (1995) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

In 2015 Remi Vaughan-Richards directed The Department which was screened at the Lights, Camera Africa!!! film festival in Lagos. Vaughan-Richards has also been hired by the BBC World Service to shoot numerous documentary dramas including Wetin Dey and One Small Step. In 2015 Pulse magazine named her as one of "9 Nigerian female movie directors you should know" in the Nollywood film industry.

Vaughan-Richards spent six years making Faaji Agba (2016), a full-length documentary about the history of the music scene in Lagos, as told by older musicians assembled by record store owner Kunle Tejuoso.She is creative director at her production company, Singing Tree Films Vaughan-Richards's Unspoken was selected to appear at the 6th Annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos, in November 2016.

Personal life

Vaughan-Richards lives in the house known as the Alan Vaughan-Richards House in Lagos, designed by her father Alan. She has also been active in the preservation of the house and her father's papers, and in historic architecture in Lagos more generally.Her ancestry includes Yoruba, British and Cherokee

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