Kuukua Eshun is a Ghanaian-American creative who splits her time between Ohio and her home Accra. Inspired by emotions and femininity, Kuukua raises awareness about social issues and mental health through her writing and film.
She’s a Multi-award-winning filmmaker.
Her Film ‘Artist, Act of Love’ won an award at the Worldwide Women’s Films Festival for Best Visual Effect and also screened at the Academy Award- Qualifying Urban World Film festival. Her films have been screened at numerous festivals and countries around the world.
She was also selected by the European Union for the 2020 European Film Festival.
Kuukua Eshun just recently directed Made In Lagos Deluxe Short Film by Grammy Award-winning Artiste, Wizkid.
Kuukua is the co-founder of ‘Shoot Your Reality’, a female-led production company based in Ghana.
She has worked with Roc-nation, Vic Mensa, Wizkid, Huawei, Facebook, Variety Magazine, Michaela Coel, Lifetime TV, The Economist, etc.
As a woman who believes in changing the narrative and letting her voice be heard, she’s spoken at Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Ghana international School, re: publica Detroit and Accra, J-force conference and many other platforms.
Her belief in gender equality has pushed her to protest on the streets of Accra every so often.
She recently, collaborated with UNFPA Ghana to hold a healing session for young women who are survivors of sexual assault.
Her writing has been published in the ECA literary Magazine, Apple News, Ghanaweb and many more.
She is also the co-founder of Boxedkids, an organization that prioritizes the ultimate purpose of providing an education to the youth of Jamestown, Ghana. Boxedkids has caught the attention of platforms like Skoll World Forum, Embassy of Netherlands, Apple, Suitcase Mag, Nataal, Ignant etc.
Her recent movement called Skate Gal Club is the first all-female skate crew in Ghana. As a co-founder of Skate Gal Club, her goal is to create a safe space for women in sports on the continent. It has been featured in Vogue Magazine, Yahoo News, Vice, Konbini and many others.
Kuukua is a powerhouse who continues to tell stories that matter through her art and work.