In this snippet from Season 5 Ep.6 featuring Anniwaa Buachie, we delve into the influence that the black community is having on popular culture, in addition to how social media in shaping the entertainment industry, exploring how public outcry resulted in changes to movies like Sonic the Hedgehog.
Anniwaa also shares her thoughts on black representation in film, challenging the status quo in the film and tv industry, as well as challenges and pressures she's faced with acting roles as a black female actress.
Finally, we discuss the possibility of a Yaa Asantewaa film, and why Anniwaa thinks it could be better than Woman King and Black Panther movie because of African and Ghanaian writers.
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About Anniwaa Buachie
Adrian speaks to Anniwaa Buachie, an award-winning actress, filmmaker and writer, shifting sands in the entertainment industry, globally. Known for her portrayal of “Eka” a Nigerian mother battling with issues concerning FGM in the TV series Survivor’s Remorse STARZ, opposite the renowned Tichina Arnold, Teyonah Parris and Erica Ash. Anniwaa is also known for her role in British feature film Aux, staring alongside Jonathan Rhys Davis, and for her guest star role in long running British TV series Holby City.
Born in South West London to working class Ghanaian immigrants, Anniwaa is the youngest child out of four. Growing up in a creative household and multi-cultural London, Anniwaa was constantly exposed to a variety of cultures and art forms.