Effie Nkrumah


Effie Nkrumah, also known as Benumah, is an interdisciplinary artist of Ghanaian descent brought up in Sydney, Australia. She has worked creatively between Sydney, Accra, and New York since 2012 granting her a unique sense of humour, aesthetic, keen observation and skills. Aside from performing, she has spent the last 5 years choreographing and stage-managing over 15 productions for Ghana’s leading theatre company. She is a multi-skilled, observant, team player who loves a good meal, especially when she is the one cooking. In May of 2017 she graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Masters in Arts Politics. Her practice relies on memory, theory, the archive and a drive to challenge the mainstream. She is driven by the concept of “challenging the single story” of Africa through continental Africans in the diaspora and their experiences. She thinks and writes about the concept of Blackness, the constructs of race and how they shape a life, creating work that is entertaining, aesthetically pleasing and discussion prompting.

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