Chike Nwoffiah

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Chike C. Nwoffiah (born July 22, 1965 in Nigeria) is an actor, theater director, educator and award-winning filmmaker, and consultant on theater, film, television and multimedia projects.

Listed as one of the "Top Ten Most Influential African Americans" in the San Francisco Bay Area by CityFlight Magazine in 2000, he has served on several regional and national grant review panels including: the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sacramento Arts Commission, San Francisco Arts Commission, Arts Council Silicon Valley, Walter and Elise Haas Fund and the Center for Cultural Innovation. His latest project is a feature length narrative film “Sabar” based on the African dance movement in the United States.

Education[edit]

Career[edit]

  • President - Rhesus Media Group, California, USA
  • Executive Director - Oriki Theater, California, USA[1]
  • Adjunct Faculty - Menlo College, California, USA[2]
  • Principal Partner - C3 Media, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Director - Silicon Valley African Film Festival, California, USA[3]

Community service[edit]

  • Board of Trustees - Arts Council Silicon Valley (Chairman of Grants Committee)
  • Board of Directors - Alliance for California Traditional Arts (VP Development)
  • Advisory Board - California Black Arts Alliance
  • Former President - Mountain View Community Television
  • Former Vice President - Chamber of Commerce Mountain View
  • Former Board member - Palo Alto Red Cross

Community recognition[edit]

  • 2000: San Francisco Bay Area Top Ten Most Influential African Americans - CityFlight Magazine.
  • 2001: Kuumba Award for Creativity - Silicon Valley Jazz Arts Music Network.
  • 2002: Humanitarian of the Year Award - Parent’s Coalition Mountain View.
  • 2003: Freedom Fighter Award - San Jose / Silicon Valley Chapter of NAACP.
  • 2004: Director’s Award -California Arts Council.
  • 2006: Community Service Award - Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity (Eta Sigma Lambda Chapter)
  • 2007: Mover of Mountains Award - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley
  • 2007: Diversity Award - Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • 2008: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition - United States Congress

Filmography[edit]

  • 2000: Growing Black in America
  • 2001: Jamaica - Spirit of Enterprise
  • 2002: Tantu
  • 2003: A Jewel in History
  • 2004: A Killing in Choctaw
  • 2005: Every Drop Counts
  • 2006: Bridges
  • 2007: Wake Up Africa
  • 2009: A Prayer for the Inauguration
  • 2009: Sabar - life is a dance!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music - Chike C. Nwoffiah" (pdf). Palo Alto Online - page 15 - Worth a Look. Palo Alto Weekly. March 30, 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ "2007 Conference for Community Arts Education - Keynote Speakers" (pdf). Guild Notes. National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Summer 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ SVAFF Cite web url - http://www.svaff.org

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