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Yaba Badoe

Yaba Badoe

Yaba Badoe is a Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker, journalist and author

1955

11 July 1955

Born

Yaba Badoe was born in 1955

1980

11 July 1980

Education and Early Career

She was born in Tamale, Ghana, went to Britain for education, worked in various fields including civil service, journalism, research, teaching, and eventually became a renowned documentary producer and director, known for works like "Black and White" and "I Want Your Sex," and directed the series "Voluntary Service Overseas" in 2002.

2009

11 July 2009

Writing Career

She made her debut as a novelist in 2009 with "True Murder," contributed to the anthology "African Love Stories" with "The Rivals" in 2006, authored three children's books, and was featured in the anthology "New Daughters of Africa" edited by Margaret Busby in 2019.

2010

11 July 2010

Documentary Films

She collaborated with Amina Mama to direct and co-produce the award-winning documentary "The Witches of Gambaga," which received accolades such as Best Documentary at the Black International Film Festival in 2010 and Second Prize in the Documentary section of FESPACO 2011, and later released the documentary "The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo" in 2014.

2016

11 July 2016

Participation in Events

In 2016, she took part in the event "Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African and Africa-Diaspora Communities" held in Chapel Hill, NC.


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