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Chase X, Nigerian Mathematics Graduate Taking Cinematography by Storm in South Africa

From Nigeria, a country with a huge population of over 200 million people, the will to excel and succeed in all spheres of life is deeply entrenched in Nigerian society. 

The Nigerian success can be seen in the literary world, sports, and entertainment throughout the diaspora.

And one young man who is making Nigeria proud in the film/movie industry in faraway South Africa is Mr. Jackson Irorere popularly known as Chase X in South Africa.

Chase X revealed that he graduated with a Mathematics degree from Delta State University, Abraka before leaving for South Africa.

In an exclusive chat with, Chase X said that he started developing interest in film and motion picture work some years ago and when he flew his own drone during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, he then decided to attend the prestigious ORMS Cape Town School Of Photography.

He informed that he is currently shooting projects, ranging from short films, music videos, documentaries/interviews in South Africa.

“I’m a Nigeria living in South Africa, a graduate of Mathematics from Delta State University, Abraka. I discovered that I have interest in film/movie industry and I had to develop myself in that field,” Jackson Irorere popularly known as Chase X in South Africa told

“I produced a short film titled “Family Bound” which throws light on challenges faced by families. The film mirrowed modern day family set up in South Africa,” he added.

Chase X revealed that making choices is an important part of the cinematographers’ job. 

“Every movie, sequence, shot and every light, every camera position needs to come from a strong intention in accordance with his vision as a film director,” he said.

On some of his challenges faced, Chase X said that starting up in a foreign land has not been easy especially in the area of funding projects.

“It has not been easy, but the Nigerian spirit in me keep pushing me to continue to work hard and be very creative. In South Africa, it is not easy to fund projects, but I remain very optimistic of a better tomorrow in the movie industry.

When asked if he misses Nigeria, he replied: “Of course, I really missed Nigeria. I’m really missing home, missing the Nigerian delicacies and u look forward to coming back home soon.”

” I have been away since 2014, and i look forward to coming back home to impact what I have learnt to our teeming youths who may find cinematography interesting and want to take that path as a career.

“Below are my social media handles.



YouTube:,” he concluded.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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