Babatunde Apalowo


Born in Ogbagi-Akoko, is a Nigerian film director and screenwriter based in the UK.

He won the Homevida competition sponsored by the United Nations for his short film Lost Children and his short film A Place of Happiness has screened at several international film festivals.

In 2022, he won the AMVCA for Best Editor and was nominated for Achievement in Screenwriting at the African Movie Academy Awards.

His debut feature film is All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White which premiered at 2023 Berlin International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Panorama Audience Award, GWFF Best Feature Film and it won the Teddy Award for best feature film.


2017 A Place of Happiness; short film · Crack; short film
2023 All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White; feature film


The main theme of the film is love, as it is a love story between two people, despite their sexual identities. The intention was to tell a simple love story that would be relatable to everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation. The themes of identity and self-discovery are also explored as Bambino, the main character, navigates his own past and seeks closure on events that have shaped him.  

I believe that this film has the potential to make a real difference in society. By tackling themes of identity, belonging, and love, it can inspire people to think more deeply about these issues and challenge the societal norms and expectations that can limit our understanding and acceptance of others. I hope it will spark important conversations and encourage people to be more open-minded and empathetic towards those who are different from them.  

Ultimately, I believe that ALL THE COLORS… has the power to inspire social progress and contribute to a more inclusive and understanding society. As a filmmaker, it is my greatest hope that it will have a meaningful impact on its audience and inspire positive change in the world.