Episode 34: Nigerian filmmaker Chike Nwoffiah on why Africans should own their narrative

Nigerian-born actor, director, educator, and award-winning filmmaker, Chike Nwoffiah, talks about why it is important for Africans to take control of their history though storytelling. Nwoffiah is the founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF). The 11th year of SVAFF kicks off in October but will be online because of the the COVID-19 pandemic. We even managed get Nwoffiah riled up by bringing up Beyoncé’s “Black is King.”

Flags of African countries line the stage in 2019 during the celebration of Silicon Valley African Film Festival’s 10th anniversary. Photo courtesy of SVAFF.