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Hawa Essuman is a Kenyan film director, producer, and screenwriter. She was born in 1980 in Nairobi, Kenya. She is best known for her award-winning films such as "Tuko Macho" (2009), "Soul Boy" (2010), and "The First Grader" (2011). Essuman studied film at the University of Nairobi and the New York Film Academy. She has directed several short films, documentaries, and feature films. Her films have been screened at numerous international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival. Essuman has won several awards for her work, including the Best Director Award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2011 for her film "The First Grader". She has also been nominated for several other awards, including the African Movie Academy Award for Best Director in 2012 for her film "Soul Boy". Essuman is currently working on her next feature film, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind". She is also the founder of the Hawa Essuman Foundation, which works to empower young people in Kenya through education and the arts. As of 2021, Hawa Essuman's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

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Age 43 years old
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Born , 1980
Birthplace Hamburg, Germany

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With the encouragement and assistance of Tom Tykwer, she directed Soul Boy (2010). Based on a story by Billy Kahora, it originated at a workshop organized by the German association One Fine Day. Presented at over 40 film festivals around the world, it won a number of awards.


Hawa Essuman (born 1980) is an award-winning film director based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her 2017 feature-length documentary Silas, co-directed with Anjali Neyar, tells the story of Liberian environmental activist Silas Siakor's fight to preserve the country's rainforests from commercial logging. The film won multiple awards, including the Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award (2018) and the Audience Award for best documentary at the Riverrun Film Festival (2018). Hawa's first feature film, Soul Boy (2010), also received a series of awards. In addition, Hawa has produced a range of TV programmes, commercial films, music videos and adverts.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, on 23 January 1980, she is the daughter of Ghanaian parents who brought her up in Nairobi, Kenya. After several appearances in the theatre, she moved into production work, first on television commercials and documentaries, then on a local drama series, Makutano Junction. She created and directed Selfish? in 2008, followed by three short films in 2008, The Lift, Cold War and Coming Out.