Dr. Kwesi Owusu
Dr Kwesi Owusu is one of Ghana’s leading film makers and producers. He was born in Sekondi and a relative of Kobina Sekyi, writer of ‘The Blinkards’ (1910), one of the first Black playwrights. Dr Owusu has been described as Ghana’s Renaissance man for his creative achievements across a broad range of art forms and aesthetic boundaries. Dr Owusu’s first feature film, AMA, (Channel Four Television, UK / Artificial Eye / 1991) co – directed with Kwate Nee Owoo is an acclaimed classic of magical realist cinema. He studied at Adisadel College in Ghana and is a postgraduate of London School of Economics where he read Political Science. He has worked as a writer, actor, poet, musician and creative producer. As a film maker and advocate of independent cinema, Dr Owusu was in the 1990’s, co-owner of Electric Cinema, Europe’s oldest cinema on Portobello Road in London and a distributor of independent films.
Dr Owusu is the author of four books on the creative arts and culture, published by Routledge International and associate of Cambridge University. He is currently Executive Director of Creative Storm, Ghana’s leading communicators for social development and production house. He was nominated Personality of the Century by the Millennium Excellence Awards (2006) and received the Arts Reviewers Association of Ghana’s award for cultural ambassador in 2008. Dr Owusu has directed over 500 documentaries and commercials for Creative Storm and produces Ghana Police Watch TV Series, currently showing on 16 TV Stations in Ghana.