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Breaking Boundaries as a British-Ghanaian actress in Film & TV x Anniwaa Buachie | S5 Ep.6
Episode 617th August 2023 • The Sound of Accra Podcast • Adrian Daniels
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This week, Adrian speaks to Anniwaa Buachie, an award-winning actress, filmmaker and writer, shifting sands in the entertainment industry, globally. Known for her portrayal of “Eka” a Nigerian mother battling with issues concerning FGM in the TV series Survivor’s Remorse STARZ, opposite the renowned Tichina Arnold, Teyonah Parris and Erica Ash.  Anniwaa is also known for her role in British feature film Aux, staring alongside Jonathan Rhys Davis, and for her guest star role in long running British TV series Holby City.

Born in South West London to working class Ghanaian immigrants, Anniwaa is the youngest child out of four. Growing up in a creative household and multi-cultural London, Anniwaa was constantly exposed to a variety of cultures and art forms. 

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0:00 Intro
1:38 Aniwaaa: Actor, Filmmaker & Producer
2:26 Acting in America
3:49 British breaking into Hollywood
5:00 Notable TV & Film Roles 
6:25 Archer
7:30 Moon over Aburi
7:52 The Festival Circuit
09:15 Nigerian and South Africa Dominating Films and TV
11:55 Acting vs Producing vs Writing
13:57 Actors becoming directors
15:47 Acting as a Black Woman
17:01 Limited Roles because your Black
18:13 Create your own films
19:37 How social media is changing the film & TV industry 
22:16 Yaa Asantewaa
23:23 Anniwaa’s future
25:37 Acting pressures
26:33 Achievements and Awards
28:12 2023 plans
28:54 Favourite film
32:15 Biopics
33:18 Where in 5 years?
34:02 Socials
34:27 Tips for Actors and Producers
34:45 Outro

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