Mrs. Adebukola Agbaminoja nee Johnson- Agiri, studied at the Lagos State University (LASU) in 1991-1997 where she obtained her Bachelors of Law degree (LL.B) and was called to bar at the Nigerian Law School in 1999, there, she obtained her Barrister at Law degree (BL). She furthered her studies at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies where she was awarded a Master’s degree in Legislative Drafting (LL.M) while she earned her Professional Certifications in Human Rights/Development and Mediation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and UK Alert and UK Mediation in the United Kingdom in 2006 respectively.
She is also a United Nations Certified Peace Worker having received her certification from Conference Alert, Ivinghoe UK in 2006. She further achieved her professional certification in the Business of Film in 2012 at a Nollywood Upgrade Training Workshop sponsored by the Lagos State Government with facilitators from Boston University.
She had a brief stint of private Law practice with Rhodes & Rhodes (Solicitors and Advocates) and also performed her National Youth Service at the National Maritime Authority (now NIMASA) before joining the Lagos State Civil Service in the year 2001 beginning her career with the Ministry of Justice. She served at various departments of the Ministry of Justice over the years and the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, where she garnered extensive experience and carved a niche for herself in Mediation, Public Prosecution, Estate Administration & Trusteeship, Research and Film.
She was posted to Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board (LSFVCB) to head the Legal Department in 2008, progressing to the position of Legal Adviser. During this period, she ensured the cleansing of Lagos streets of uncensored film, pornography, pirated film and video materials through engagement with various stakeholders, State and Federal Government Agencies and regular enforcement at known uncensored movies and piracy hot spots.
She became the Head of the Film Office in 2012, where she introduced new processes in line with world best practices, thereby boosting State revenue, and the regulation of filming in Public places by providing information of different location for practitioners, issuance of film permit, ensuring movement and businesses at locations are not disrupted by such activities.
She represented the State at different times at the Cannes Film Festival, where she delivered series of presentations on the potentials of the Film City in Lagos State, which piqued the interest of potential investors to the State.
Mrs. Agbaminoja is currently the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board.