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David Akwara

Founder/Creative Director

Augustina Ntow Brisaa

Chief Operating Officer

Meet the CEO

David Nyerhowo Akwara is an award-winning filmmaker. His films over the years has screened at more than 40 international film festivals.  He is an award recipient at the 2017 Indie Wise Convention USA Award and the 2018 Mtn Shortz Award for his short film Impales which has screened at more than 20 international film festivals alone.

David is also engaged with building communities through documentary filmmaking, video partnerships and empowering youth and communities to tell their own stories as the founder and creative director of the David Akwara Films. David has also taught workshops on documentary filmmaking. He was a panelist at the 2021 African Changemakers Leadership Summit, African Youth Symposium as well as the Humanitarian and Entrepreneurial Banquet.

A native of Warri, Delta State, Nigeria and a graduate of The Film and Broadcast Academy in Ozoro, Delta state and The Academy of Film and Acting, Ghana studying Film and Television Production and Film Directing respectively, David's creative work, outreach, and research have been supported by the National Action Committee African Continental Free Trade Area, Nigeria and the Office of the Special Adviser to Nigeria's President on Public Matters just to name a few.

In 2020, he was awarded a Community Service Award and made the list of 100 Most Influential Young Deltans, an Initiative of Mayorkings Agency. He is also a member of Pan African Women Business Association (PABWA) advisory board.

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