Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Abbesi Akhamie is a Nigerian-American writer/director and producer working between Lagos and New York City. She received her MFA in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and also holds a BA in Communications from George Mason University.
Her favorite of 2019 was Atlantics by Mati Diop.
Attagurl Feature Fellowship
TIFF Film Lab
Creative Culture Fellow, Jacob Burns Film Center
Berlinale Talent Campus
Film Fellow, NYFA/NYSCA
Film Fellow, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts