6 Best African Women Filmmakers

These women have proven that African filmmakers are among the best in the world. Their works and films have gained international acknowledgment.

Nuotama Bodomo

Nuotama Bodomo’s career started in NYU: Tisch School of Arts and at Columbia University in New York. Her films usually are inspiring, motivating, and informative, and she uses them to unite people with language barriers and cultural indifference.

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Her works like Reluctantly and Queer Drexciya have been praised for being brave and thought-provoking. However, what makes Akosua a special filmmaker is her eagerness to break the traditional social and cinematic system through her movies.

Chika Anadu

Chika Anadu became a filmmaker with her efforts alone. In 2013, she created the film “B for Boy” which was just intended for a screenwriting course. However, with the help of a production company, the film was produced and was awarded numerous highest film honors in Nigeria.

Michaela Coel

Michaela graduated in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a degree of Literature and Theology. Her career started as a poet and doing open mics. From 2013 to 2018, she was involved in many films and TV series.

Genevieve Nnaji

A Nigerian native, Genevieve became a child star and an accomplished singer. This year, she made history when Lion Heart, a movie starred and directed by her, became the first Nigerian film that made it to Netflix.

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