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The Big Screen Awards

23 November 2023, The Brewery


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Akua Gyamfi

Akua Gyamfi

CEO, British Blacklist

Akua Gyamfi has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning fashion, film, television, theatre, print and online media. 

In 2012 Akua founded The British Blacklist, a platform that celebrates the talents of British Black creatives across Screen, Stage, Literature and Sound. She also produces podcasts Your Aunties Could Never (popular culture, and TBB Talks (interviews with Black creatives from around the globe). Alongside writer/producer Leon Mayne, Akua is the co-creator/co-exec producer and host of industry round table series The Circle. 

In 2019 Akua joined forces with Soul Film, and We Are Parable to launch the S.O.U.L. Film Festival, an annual event which showcases the best of Black filmmakers and content creators from the UK and the wider Diaspora. Akua is also a much sought after Q&A moderator having moderated for BAFTA, Netflix, Disney, BBC and more speaking to the likes of Viola Davis, Ryan Coogler, Letitia Wright, Spike Lee, Daniel Kaluuya, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Barbara Broccoli and more.