Monday, 1 June 2009

Ngozi Paul



Ngozi has become loved by audiences and critics alike, for her role of Starr, the wide-eyed beauty trying to find herself at Letty’s salon - da kink in my hair (Canada). She is the Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Writer/Lead Actor of the show.

Dynamic in every sense of the word, Ngozi is a true renaissance woman, who is committed to telling universal stories through her tuned Afro-centric perspective. Her resolute commitment to telling ethno-diverse stories is apparent in the compelling body of work that she has either appeared in or produced.

A celebrated actress, Ngozi has been described as bringing “electricity to all her roles” (NOW Magazine), and has achieved accolades for her gripping performances on both the stage and screen. She was named one of Toronto’s ‘Top Ten Actors’ by NOW Magazine, and was nominated for ‘Best Actress’ at U.K’s Black International Film Festival for her powerful performance as Susan in Bayan. On the stage, Ngozi is a proud recipient of Stratford Festival’s ‘Tyrone Guthrie Award’ and was praised for her portrayal of the young Nelson Mandela in Michael Miller’s play In the Freedom of Dreams. Most recently, Ngozi appeared in Talk to Me with Don Cheadle and was named Reelworld Film Festival’s ‘Trailblazer’.

As the founder and President of Ngozika Productions, a dynamic and cutting edge company, Ngozi has created diverse content, including the short film, SHADES. Ngozika productions produced the Canadian Urban Music Awards, a star-studded, exhilarating concert and awards show, which aired on SunTV. Paul also produced Urban X-Posure for CanWest Media, which aired on Global in 2007 and included incredible performances by such well-known Canadian artists as Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, K-OS, and Keisha Chante.

Currently, Ngozika Productions is shooting the highly anticipated second season of ‘da Kink in my Hair for Canwest/Global. Ngozika Productions has several projects in development, including an innovative web-based series to be launched in early 2009 and its debut Feature Film.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is West Indian, a few of them have Nigerian first names, just like the African-Americans. I live in Toronto and my husband has met her father, Sorry :-(.

Michael said...

I knew her and her family well when she was young. Her family is from Nevis (a small country off the coast of Antigua). I always knew she would be a star. You're beautiful Ngozi!