“There is nothing wrong with having dark skin. There is nothing wrong with having an afro. There is nothing wrong with having an African bum. All these things make me who I am and what I am.” – ANNIWAA BUACHIE
A South London African- British actress, award winning Actress, Anniwaa Buachie was born to working class Ghanaian immigrants, the youngest child out of four. Growing up in a creative household, Anniwaa was constantly exposed to a variety of cultures and art forms.
As a child, she was scouted by ballet dancer Rhian Robins, who believed her dance skills, were of an exceptionally high standard and encouraged her parents to enroll her in to the Royal Academy of Dance. For 16 years Ballet and Contemporary dance was her obsession, although a dancer of a high calibre she remained focused and adamant on becoming an actress.
She was offered a place at method acting school, East 15. Shortly after graduating from East 15, Anniwaa was awarded The Alan Bates Outstanding Newcomer award. Early on in her career she became the founder and Artistic Director of Golden Delilah from 2009 -2015. Golden Delilah was an innovative Theatre company which celebrated new writing which promoted strong female roles. This theatre company showcased a diverse range of actors, directors and writers aiding them in the development of their career.
Anniwaa Buachie is an actress is shifting sands in the entertainment industry in the United Kingdom, United States and in Ghana. An esteemed stage actress, she has worked extensively on stages in London and internationally, performing at world renowned theatres such as The Pubic Theater, The Old Vic, Young Vic, and the National Theatre of Ghana. Making her debut on the ‘Silver Screen’ in Aux’ she shared the screen alongside Welsh treasure and Lord of the Rings Star: Jonathan Rhys Davis. Her portrayal of “Eka” Nigerian mother battling with issues concerning FGM in the TV series Survivor’s Remorse, garnered a tremendous positive response from the industry.
“Anniwaa’s talent overwhelmed the cast and crew, her performance was at the same high caliber level as her co actors, the renowned Tichina Arnold (Martin), Teyonah Parris (Dear White People) and Erica Ash (Scary Movie).” – Emmy award winning Editor and Director Bill Johnson
As an actor who started from very humble beginnings she is an avid supporter of community outreach work and supports companies such as Theatre 31, Princess Dance Feet, and Los Angeles Drama Club, where she is the Board member and head of the Outreach Committee.