Anniwaa Buachie is 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.


Do the Right Thing, Requim for a dream, Blood on Water and  Succession (HBO).


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 9:15 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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– Influence of social media in shaping the film industry
– Public complaints leading to changes in movies and films (Example: Sonic the Hedgehog)
– The impact of the Sonic community on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie character design
– Emerging film and TV hubs in Africa
– Europeans favouring South Africa for its infrastructure and familiarity
– East Africa becoming a new tech hub, attracting streamers
– The appeal of East African market due to WiFi access
– The role of Ghanaians in developing technology and entertainment 
– Challenges faced by black actresses in the entertainment industry
– Societal hierarchy, colourism, and racism
– Limited opportunities and dependence on others for representation
– Anniwaa’s experience in directing documentaries, live theater shows, and scriptwriting
– Personal journey and passion for acting
– The limitations and dependence faced by women in the industry
– Anniwaa’s TV and film acting and writing career

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