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Nicole Amarteifio

Nicole Amarteifio

Nicole Amarteifio is a Ghanaian film director, producer, and screenwriter

1982

Born
11 July 1982

Born

Amarteifio was born in Ghana in 1982 but moved to London as a three-month-old due to the military coups in her country, living in England for six years

2000

11 March 2000

Early life and education

Amarteifio, whose grandparents had a cross-cultural marriage and spent their vacations in Ghana, encountered a disturbing comment about Africa during her time at Scarsdale Middle School, but later pursued her passion for African studies and landed a job in Washington, D.C. as an African economic development consultant

2006

Career
11 July 2006

Career

In pursuit of her passion for economic development, Amarteifio moved to Ghana and conceived the idea for a show similar to Sex and the City set in Accra, eventually creating the first season of An African City which explores the lives of five friends navigating love, careers, and nightlife in the Ghanaian capital, followed by the release of her political thriller series

2018

Awards and accolades
11 July 2018

Awards and accolades

Amarteifio, who has been likened to Ghana's version of Shonda Rhimes, was honored as one of the OkayAfrica 100 Women in 2018, and her debut feature film, "Before the Vows," a romantic comedy that explores the journey of Afua and Nii as they navigate the complexities of marriage, made its premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival in the same year.

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