ABOUT


Dami Khadijah [pronounced ‘Kah-dee-ja’] is a London based creative director + cultural strategist hybrid in Ad Land. I’m friends with all my exs; CNN, Refinery29 & BBC.

Currently freelancing, navigating the intersection of art + anthropology.

Services include: Cultural Strategy / Insights / Creative Direction / Ideation / Branded Content / Market Research / Commissioning / Talent Sourcing / Programming / Curation 

Contact me for RFP’s at info@damikhadijah.com.

 STUDIO

FIFA WORLD CUP

BFI x NOWNESS

YOUTUBE

MOTHER DRUM

GUINNESS

STELLA MCCARTNEY

BBC RADIO

TATE MODERN

MISCELLANEOUS


 CLIENT PORTFOLIO

Emirates / Rolex / Nikon / Intel / Netflix / Amazon / iTunes / Diageo / Spotify / Mastercard / Adidas / Gucci / Estee Lauder Group / Fenty / BBC Radio / TATE Modern / Stella McCartney / Guinness / Havas / YouTube / Southwark Council / Twitter / Nike / Jordan /

 PRESS

i-D (VICE) / Tribeca Film Festival / Refinery29 / Vimeo / CNN 

 EMAIL

 LINKEDIN

 INSTAGRAM

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‘ALLUMUAH’

[pronounced: ‘A-Loom-Wah’]


Screenwriter x Prose / 2020
From BFI x Nowness x British Council 

             Award-winning experiential film set in Ghana & London directed by Curtis Essel. I developed the concept for the prose to weave ancient forms of storytelling from four early African tribes; Yoruba, Kikuyu, Xhosa and Fante from west, east and south of Africa. The idea was to pull from traditional proverbs from many of the Sub-Saharan African nations, weaving them together to tell one complete full story.  

The use of non-English narration was intentional so it was clear who the message was to. It was also to avoid the use of what many understand to be ‘plain language.’ Proverbs, parables, and fables; an ancient form of storytelling across Africa, are still very much in use today.

Commissioned by NOWNESS in partnership with BFI & British Council, the film premiered at Tribeca Film festival & won the Vimeo Staff Pick Award for film of the year in collaboration with Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival. 




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