Executive MBA in the Creative Industries—2016-2018 (Current) Ashridge Business School (HULT), UK
BA Hons, King Alfred’s College of Higher Education (Now the University of Winchester) 1992-1995, UK
A’Levels, St Mary’s Secondary School, Ghana 1990-1992
O’Levels, St Joseph’s High School, The Gambia 1984-1989
Parish Councillor-Campbell Park Parish Council, Milton Keynes since 2012 to date
Best Contribution to African Television Award from Africa Magic, MNET, South Africa
Best Representation of Africans Abroad Award , Gathering of Africa’s Best, UK
Finalist for Excellence in Education by Pride in Milton Keynes, Citizen Newspaper
Listed as one of 50 people contributing positively to the development of Milton Keynes by the BBC as part of celebrations marking Milton Keynes 50 birthday in 2017
The broadcast of my TV and film productions in Europe, Africa and the USA
Writer: ‘A Study of Violence Against Women in The Gambia’
Avid Video Editor ( Can also edit on SONY VEGAS and PINNACLE)
Report Writing/Copy Writing
Media Training Consultant
Film and Drama Development Practitioner
Community Film and Drama Practitioner
Local Media Initiatives 2012 to date
Raising finance, scheduling, managing shoots, casting, crewing, organising film clubs, hiring trainers, providing training, writing proposals, organising film premieres and festivals, managing budgets, public relations, recruiting and managing volunteers and staff, using filmmaking as a tool to discuss issues and be a catalyst for change
Coordinator, Copywriter, Editor--Responsibilities:
Creation, Management and Marketing of the MKMIX. The MKMIX is an online portal which aims to provide a one stop shop for everything happening in Milton Keynes across physical, cultural, educational, religious boundaries in order to provide easy access to information, celebrate talent and positive contribution, nurturing cohesion and collaboration leading to a stronger Milton Keynes.
Producer, Executive Producer, Consultant--Responsibilities:
Raised finance to produce the Weavers TV sitcom pilot, casting, crewing, scheduling, overseeing wardrobe and make-up, managing contracts, managing staff, managing budget which involved paying crew and cast fees and expenses, props, set build and overall shoot spend; managing and overseeing accommodation, travel and feeding schedules of more than 30 cast and crew.
Managing and coordinating commercial production process for clients and providing national and international line production services.
International Consultant, Executive Producer
Training of 12 TV producers from the National TV Broadcaster (Gambia Radio and Television Services),
Launch of training programme for Gambian Creatives called ‘Leading for a Creative Economy’ in collaboration with the University of Surrey.
Currently producing 12 short films commissioned by the United Nations to train farmers about the dangers of aflatoxins.
Clients have included Network Rail, NBC USA, 6 time Grammy Award winner, Bella Fleck, MNET South Africa, Milton Keynes Council, Southwark Council, The World Bank, United Nations, UNICEF, Shell Oil, Standard Bank and several national and global brands across the USA, Europe and Africa.
Principal Producer (Drama, Youth and Children’s programmes)-Gambia Radio and Television Services 1996-1998
Founder-VINASHA Productions LTD 1998-2007
Social Scientist-Medical Research Council -1999-2000
Marketing Manager-Trust Bank, The Gambia 2000-2002