Ekwa has directed for some of the biggest TV shows in East Africa including The Agency (MNET) a 13-part TV series which she created, show-ran, and directed; the hit show Block-D (KBC), and most recently co-created critically acclaimed Higher Learning (NTV) along with several short films. She’s written for TV and film, and produced several shorts. Weakness, a short film she recently produced, has screened worldwide, including New York, Durban and Brazil and was nominated for a 2010 Kalasha Award and a 2011 African Movie Academy Award. Most recently she wrote, directed and produced Taharuki (Suspense), a fictional short film addressing child trafficking, set against the backdrop of the devastating post-election violence which took place in Kenya in 2007/2008. The sequel film Sweet Justice is currently in development through the Babylon International 2011 program and will be shot on location in Nairobi, Kenya.
Name: Lioness Rising
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter
NYU - Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Film and Television (New York, NY)