Nyancho NwaNri is a Gamgerian filmmaker and photographer whose work revolves around African culture, history, languages, spirituality, ethnic/cultural identity as well as social and environmental issues.
She graduated with a Bsc (Hons) Digital Animation and Production from the University of Greenwich, UK. She is a self-taught filmmaker and photographer who started her career at Disney’s ESPN and has since worked in the Film and TV industry in the United Kingdom and across West Africa.
Her works have been exhibited at various film and photography festivals locally and internationally including
· ArtXLagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019
· Videoex Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018
· Chale Wote Festival, Accra, Ghana, 2017
· Ndiva Women's Film Festival, Accra, Ghana, 2017
· Tamerri Festival, Abuja, Nigeria, 2016,
and she has also taken part in several group exhibitions in Nigeria.
Nyancho NwaNri is also an accredited Canon film and photography trainer under the Canon Miraisha Programme, conducting trainings and workshops across Africa.
She is passionate and dedicated to the research and preservation of African cultures, traditions and history, bridging the ancient and contemporary through her work as she believes the future cannot exist without the past.
Gamgerian means Gambian-Nigerian. Born to a Nigerian father and a Gambian mother, she identifies as Gamgerian in honour of her dual heritage as she confronts society’s notions of identity and belonging in her daily life, flying the flag for each country of her heritage with equal zest, passion and vigor.