Film Director

Scilla Owusu | Ghana

Scilla Owusu, at 23, is a Video Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Founder of Youngtrepreneurs in Ghana. What do Davido, Burna Boy, Sarkodie, Mr Eazi, Patoranking, Diamond Platnumz, Morgan Heritage, Wande Coal and Maleek Berry all have in common? Apart from directing many of Africa’s top music hits, they can attribute the creative success of some [...]

Sasha Vybz | Uganda

Sasha Vybz, is the founder and Video Director of Savy Filmz in Uganda. He is 28. Early years Hailing from humble beginnings in the Kabale district of Uganda, Ian Akankwasa, popularly known as ‘Sasha Vybz’, was attracted to motion pictures from a very young age. “When I was a young kid, I used to love [...]

Director Kit | South Africa

Director Kit, 29, a South African Director, Writer and Producer. When Keitumetsi Qhali, also known as Director Kit, walks into the studio for the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 photoshoot, her demeanor is that of a hard-talking businesswoman, but with a creative twist. Qhali, who hails from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, is [...]

Gift Sukez | Malawi

Gift Sukez, founder and Director at 27, of the video production company, HD Plus Creation Company Limited. Early years Bob Phondo, a notable brand manager in Malawi’s marketing and communications industry, recalls a memory of Gift Sukez in the early days of his business in 2013. He was seen with nothing but a camera, working [...]

Barkhad Abdi | Somalia

Barkhad Abdi (Somali: Barkhad Cabdi) (born April 10, 1985) is a Somali-American actor and director. He made his debut in the film Captain Phillips (2013), for which he received a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. More recently, he has played roles such [...]