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Director – Savahna Nightingale MCIPR

Savahna is a TV broadcaster and award-winning journalist, who has produced documentaries across Africa. Formerly a presenter for BBC World News, Savahna was also BBC producer for its flagship TV programme, ‘Focus on Africa’ and daily programmes ‘Newsday’ and ‘World Have Your Say’ on the Word Service.

Savahna has also produced content for Endemol, Sky, C4 and Five and is a senior editor at IHS.

Savahna has interviewed world leaders, and Ambassadors in the spotlight such as Jerry Rawlings, Olusegun Obasanjo, John A Kufuor and Jesse Jackson.

From a melting pot of cultures, Savahna is deeply rooted in Ghana and has travelled extensively in Africa, producing films in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Sierra Leone and produced a documentary of President Barack Obama’s visit to Ghana. She filmed with the Clinton Global Initiative in New York conducting a project for Plan USA on Africa.

Savahna is an Ambassador for children’s educational charity Tetnight Education, which supports primary, secondary and vocational education in West Africa.

Savahna has been projects director for a film production company gaining exposure and coverage at the Cannes Film Festival and awards in the Pan-African Film Festival and New York Film Festival.

An award winning Journalist, Savahna has had columns in Pride Magazine and business and finance journals including Lloyd’s Shipping Economist and Fairplay. With a background in Maritime Law and Business, she is a senior editor for IHS Maritime where she covers breaking news stories with a focus on Africa and trade growth. Most recently Savahna presented at the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference in London and delivered a series of high profile capability presentations in Nigeria to the Nigerian government on piracy and maritime crime.

As a Director of Sashkeys Media she has also produced documentaries and programming for a range of ethnic media channels in the UK and Africa, and hosted events all over the world including the Africa Achievers Award held in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya.


PR and Marketing Project Manager - Alison Johnson

With over 20 years experience in the industry, Alison has managed PR campaigns in publishing, music and entertainment as well as for live events, charities & NGOs. She successfully increased revenue from £750K to £1.5m in 10 months via PR and marketing at eDv Productions – Global PR & Marketing.

Alison was the Global PR Director for HRH the Queen’s Golden Jubilee reaching 800million people. She directed the HRH Prince Charles & Prince’s Trusts for the European Vision Campaign as well as managing the Promotion of the Royal Academy Enterprises Campaign – creating a £15M turnover business within seven years, an enterprise which devised and implemented the ArtCard and various Royal Academy competitions. Alison was the Creative Director for PR agency Burson-Marsteller before project directing the Marketing and Public Affairs department, running fund raising events and exhibitions. For the past ten years she has been helping to set up and run two charities; Digital Inclusion and Best Beginnings. She has also managed campaigns for Channel 4, BBC, Sainsbury’s, ICL, Mirror Group Newspapers and Apple Computers.


Legal and Reputation Management
– Korieh Duodu

Korieh has over 10 years experience in media reputation management. He specialises in media litigation, and has managed an illustrious list of clients from the world of sport, music, film and entertainment.

He has handled immense media law caseload dealing with major newspapers and publishing houses working with both claimant and defendant clients, covering pre-publication advice to reputation in court proceedings. Korieh also has significant commercial law practice.

Currently Managing Associate for legal giants Addleshaw Goddard, Korieh was formerly Senior Associate at leading media law firm Schillings, prior to which Korieh was the in-house lawyer (editorial) for the Guardian News & Media Ltd and previously employed barrister, at David Price Solicitors & Advocates.

Korieh has also published a number of books including Clerk & Lindsell on Torts 19th Edition (current) Sweet and Maxwell 2005 and the 4th edition of 'Defamation Law, Procedure and Practice' published in December 2009. He has lectured at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design on the BA Journalism – Law for Journalists module and is the perfect media match for Sashkeys Media.


Projects Manager (Ghana) – Nana Kwame Adusei

Nana Kwame is the brains behind business development in Africa. He claims a wealth of experience setting up and managing businesses spanning IT, finance, shipping and logistics, print and media industries working both in the UK and on the continent.

In Ghana he established and ran an eBusiness Solutions Company that provided web development, graphic designing and IT solutions while also completing his MBA in Human Resource Management. From there he worked as a Business Development Consultant for a financial consulting firm in Accra. He also lead a team of IT consultants that created and ran a HR and IT training programme for the leadership of the Civil Service and the various Ministries of the Ghana government, funded by the World Bank.

Sashkeys Media are delighted to have his knowledge, experience and expertise on board in paving the way on the continent.


Business Consultant/Correspondent – Charlotte

Charlotte has 40 years in management and health care services, working with the likes of the NHS, providing education and training for patients, staff and medical students.

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the field of health, education and strong policy, making her an indispensible asset to serving our clients in these fields both in Europe and Across Africa.

Charlotte has managed her own successful business winning major contracts with large multinational companies, including Sun Life of Canada, we well as Pharmaceutical Company - Lilly Industries and now oversees all Sashkeys Media’s major correspondence.

In 2006 Charlotte managed at local level promoting Health and Social Care, Health Education and implementing the Policies and Regulations of the Department of Health within residential schools.

Charlotte set up and runs Integrated Health Professionals, a group of Complementary Health Practitioners www.i-h-p.co.uk as well as setting up and coordinating a UK based charity and education project to pay for the Children’s school fees in Accra under the GAYAK Education Project.


PRODUCTION

Editor / Camera – Srdjan Marjanovic

Srdjan’s diverse ability as both an editor and camera operator has made him a great asset to the team.

His combined expertise in both live studio as well as location filming operating Sony DSR 3800, 4700, FX1 and Z1 has lead him to create many related films to date. He is a qualified sound engineer, mixer, handling live studio, productions, and VTR.

In the edit bin, Srdjan can be found cutting documentaries and films in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. He has travelled extensively for work shooting documentaries across Africa including films made in Zimbabwe and Ghana including the film Ghana @ 50, Africa’s Paradise and 2x13 part series of The Ambassadors and The Platform.

Srdjan carries an ability to work to high standards under pressure, a skill so often needed in the busy media world.


Film Director – Collins Amilalo

Collins joins the team overseeing production across Africa. With a strong squad of creative directors, editors, camera and sound men, he also directly produces documentaries and films on the continent and in other emerging markets.

Collins has produced a number of music documentaries including one on lyrical legends the Fugees as well as a documentary on international music star Akon. He produced Miss Legon; Face of Legon, Miss Tourism as well directed a range of social political films.

In 2009 Collins was the field producer for the TV Talk show Velvet life on Tv3. He produced the Documentary Fake Drugs in Ghana and has produced short documentaries and promotional videos for Millicom Ghana limited.


Creative Director - Mawly

Mawly joins Sashkeys Media as the creative director of films and documentaries. He adds the vision to create film sets, pick the perfect location and add that creative edge to all our visuals. He is now a part of a thriving team that produces Studio 57 for DSTV in South Africa alongside creative filming for clients of Sashkeys Media.


Graphic Design – Eric Asiedu (Skinny Legend)

Eric has been creating graphics for both clients in the UK, Europe and Across Africa, working with brands such as Coca Cola and Fanta, and designing programme graphics for Fifa African Cup of Nations, MTN Soccer Academy, Apex Media, Metro / OMP, Media Touch, Village communications, Point Blank Media and BCA in Nigeria. Having produced adverts for an array of US artists including Fat Joe, Eric has worked on creating idents for TV shows the Business Voice and Roots Revisited.