Monday, 30 March 2009
Chike Nwoffiah is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Oriki Theater, a Silicon Valley based performing arts company dedicated to the promotion of Africa’s culture and heritage through workshops and performances in dance, drama, folk stories, chants and the drum.
Mr. Nwoffiah holds a Masters degree in Business and a post bachelor’s diploma in theater. He is also a graduate of the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business INM program and the City of Mountain View’s 1999 Leadership Class. Mr. Nwoffiah is a past president of Mountain View Community Television and a former Trustee of the Arts Council Silicon Valley.
He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. Mr. Nwoffiah is a talented actor, stage director and choreographer who has written, directed and /or acted in over fifty major stage and screen productions.
An award winning filmmaker and director, Mr. Nwoffiah won the 1998 Cinema in Industry “Cindy” gold award and the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame awards for his children’s television program of African folk stories - Ago! Amee! In 1999, his video essay on the African Children’s choir won him another Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame award. A Killing in Choctaw won the Audience Award at the 2005 Black International Film Festival in Berlin and is in the acquisition stage with PBS.
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