Director Biography – Nadia Sasso, Nofisat Sonekan (THE NAME = THE STORY)

Documentary Short Film Festival

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For Nadia Sasso, the connection to the African Diaspora has always been strong. Born in America to Sierra Leonean immigrant parents, Sasso is a leader in establishing social and entrepreneurial connections across cultures and fostering civic responsibility. Her recent film Am I has been featured in media platforms, such as Huffington Post, Blavity, The ColorLines, OkayAfrica, UBS, The Peace Corps and has been recognized by universities nationally and internationally. She is changing the conversation on what it means to be African and American in America and on the continent. http://www.iamnadiamarie.com @iamnadiamarie

Sultry with an intellectual edge, Nofisat Sonekan, aka Love Nafi is an afropolitan with a mission to change the way our generation views the world. She is an honors scholar and graduate of New York University and also completed her doctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has written for publications such as Blavity, Black…

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