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Kelechi Eke

Kelechi Eke

Kelechi Eke is a Nigerian Software Engineer with many years of experience in the world of technology. Despite his astute technical background, Kelechi has always had a penchant for storytelling and creative arts. In the year 2011, he decided to dabble in filmmaking under biGObi Productions. Since then, he has written, directed, produced, and starred in many award-winning films that focus on Africa-related topics and Human Rights. All his released films, till date, have been accepted into the libraries of various Ivy League schools (including Harvard, Yale, and Stanford University) as reference materials for African Studies.

In his spare time, Kelechi enjoys coaching and playing soccer with the Africa United Football Club. Given his frequent nostalgic experience as an international student when he first came to the United States to study, he formed the club in 1997 to help provide a support group and team-building environment for young Africans far away from home. He mentored many over the years and won several soccer championships with the club, including becoming Champions of the North Texas Premier Soccer League. His passion for bringing Africans together is reflected in both his football team and in his style of filmmaking.

Kelechi is the founder and host of The Black Pot – a cooking show that documents how to make various African cuisines – inspired by the increasing number of first-generation Africans overseas, and the rise of foreign spouses among Africans. He also founded Africa Talk Show – a series that touches on some of the challenges that African immigrants face abroad. His involvement in the African diaspora community and his dedication to expressing the diverse stories of Africans through writing, directing, acting, and producing; earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Nigerian-American Multicultural Center (NAMC) on May 3rd, 2014 in Houston, Texas. On April 20th, 2015, he launched The African Film Festival (TAFF) with the vision to increase the availability of African films in non-African communities.