I am a proud Ghanaian-British creative. My creativity is enhanced by my rich Ghanaian heritage. As a West African, I am keen to give back to the continent that made my parents and therefore ultimately made me who I am. This August I flew more than 10,000 miles from LA to London, London to Doha, Doha to Nairobi and then Nairobi.
“Women who dance have ugly feet. Their feet aren’t pretty anymore, but their professional." - Former New York Ballet Choreographer, George Balanchine
On the coast of Africa, in a place where the grass hits your feet like emeralds waiting to be touched and the sun blinds you with its light, hypnotising you into a deep sleep, suffocating you with its heat. There in the depths of the tropics laid a Lioness and her one cub.
I was taking a sip of my coffee when my colleague, an actress of a delicate, yet raw beauty resembling Kate Moss blurted out with such distaste: “Everything is so diverse, now it’s hard for me to get auditions.... there are no parts for white women.”
ANNIWAA! Happy New Year! This year I am going to be selfish. Yes, I said it out loud. It is not within my nature to be a selfish person, it’s the complete opposite of who I am. I loathe selfishness, I detest it. From the moment, I stepped onto this earth I have been taught that selfishness is a bad thing. As the youngest child of 4, I constantly had to think about […]
This months’ blog is a little different. I was invited to write an article about my experiences as a black woman for online Magazine: @AYOMagazine. SOOOOOO on this occasion, check out my blog here: http://ayomag.com/forgotten-hidden-discarded/ @AnniwaaBuachie: I am not a writer, just a blabber, a lady that asks many questions but never knows how to collate the answers. Just a normal lady with nothing more to say, than words that mean nothing but say something.
“Wow….your hair is tough.” Those words ran through me sharply. Those words spilled out of my cousin’s mouth as her hand unwelcomely touched my hair, neatly braided in two French braids touched with a finesse of London rain. Her hair, resembles a Rastafarian Rapunzel, long, dreds, sleek, beautiful and black. Yet it baffled her why I would not want to do anything with my hair……but just keep it natural. No Braids. No Weave. […]
© 1st MAY 2017, Anniwaa Buachie “ Okay lets go again, 2nd take, you ready Anniwaa?” “Yeah, let’s rock and roll” “Okay……quiet on set” “Speed” “Camera rolling” “XXXXXX Take 2” “& Action” BEAT THUD SILENCE I fainted, passed out, loss consciousness. I had a simple action, stand up straight, look straight into the camera. But no, despite my body appearing to be ready, my brain…. Well […]
Not everyone is going to be your friend. The minute you accept this statement, the more you will enjoy your life to its fullest. I believe this is a statement a lot of people either, ignore or try to change, particularly in the creative industries. Developing a career in the creative industry is a rocky road as of course, it is mainly based on perception and opinion…everything is subjective. For this reason, many creatives believe […]
This is nothing. Nothing is important. Importance is creativity. Creativity derives from experiences. Experiences like this make you realize how lucky you are to have more happening in your life than some. Some people are bitter and twisted because, they fail to really succeed at what they truly wanted to do. Do they even have a heart anymore? Anymore joy to give. Giving is the formula which keeps you alive, present and warm. […]