A 20 Year Milestone

Akanke Tiamoyo Rasheed, founder of Akanke Creative, approaches an exciting milestone on her creative journey: over 25 years as a Television Producer!

chairSince 1991, Akanke has produced and hosted progressive community-based television talk shows including The Africentric Agenda and Creating Empowerment.   She has interviewed a variety of captivating authors, scholars, artists, leaders and community activists who are known locally and internationally for their culturally-enriching and scholarly contributions.  Some of her guest have included Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Charles King, Dr. Charles Finch, historian Modupe Sais, Michael Joseph, Hakim Yamini, and Nurriddin Faiz.

In addition to her credits as a television producer, Akanke has hosted several television programs including Community Forum, Conversations, Innerviews, and Faith and Good Works where she interviewed a variety of guests, including Tayyibah Taylor, founder of Azizah Magazine, Zaynab Ansari, Nadim Sulaiman Ali, and others, in topic areas of faith, actvisim and religion. She has also acted in short films and corporate videos.

In 2003, Akanke's interest turned towards documentary production to pursue intriguing real-life stories. It was at that time that she founded  7Adinkras Creative Media, a group of women involved in various documentary projects. Today, she is focused on bringing 7Adinkras' long-held projects into fruition, and she hopes to adapt some of her film projects into radio documentaries in the future and enjoys working as a voiceover talent for commercials, films, telephony, and radio.

Akanke's other areas of interest include promoting media literacy and studying visual anthropology, which is the use of film as a medium to study peoples and cultures.   She envisions traveling throughout Africa and the Middle East to produce historical documentaries on culture and religion.  Her production experience is complemented by a Bachelors degree in Communication from Georgia State University where she studied film, television and cultural anthropology.

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Akanke in KSA

Akanke has a bachelor's degree in Film/TV. Her production experience includes:

  • Live TV Talk Shows
    • Producer
    • On-Air Host
    • Guest Interviews
    • Audience Call-in
  • Recorded Shows
    • Magazine Format
    • Documentary Shorts
  • Pre-Production
    • Guest Coordination
    • Scheduling
    • Planning & Development
  • Production
    • On Screen Host
  • Post-Production