Hamisha Daryani Ahuja
Hamisha founded the company Forever 7 Entertainment, a Production company that deals in film making and content development in both the Nollywood and the Bollywood industries. She is the Executive Producer and Director on her first feature film ‘Namaste Wahala’ which released globally on Netflix on February 14th, 2021. The movie charted in the top ten worldwide. and was the first Nollywood movie to chart in the big subscriber markets like the U.K., U.S.A, and India. It also trended in the top ten for over a month in Nigeria She was also nominated as Best Director in the AMVCA 2022.
She is currently working on her next big project working with some of the top actors and comedians out of Nigeria and creating an entertainment piece that will yet again bring two of the biggest movie industries together. This time she will be taking Nollywood to India.
Hamisha started her speaking business in 2017. In a short while she has had the honor of being invited to work with various prestigious organizations such as Coca Cola, the Young President’s Organization, the Entrepreneurs Network U.K, Miss Nigeria Finalists, and The Big Brother Naija housemates where she coached the candidates on live television. She has also spoken on major stages such as WIMBIZ’s Annual Conference, which is the largest women’s gathering in Africa.
She also founded Bistro 7 a chain of restaurants in Lagos in 2012. She ran the award-winning establishment for seven years. It was successfully acquired in January 2019 by Chocolate City Group. She is now a shareholder of the newly formed company and serves on their board.
She has a commerce honors degree from McMaster University in Canada, a Postgraduate in Hospitality from Glion in Switzerland, and an acting certificate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
Hamisha has featured on many prestigious publications such as Oprah Daily, Cosmopolitan, CNBC Africa, CNN, Forbes, The IMF, Reuters, BBC News, and GQ.
Panel: Amplifying African Genius
CE/Entertainment | Creative Economy Stage
Spotlighting how technology and the internet is connecting global audiences to Nigerian talent across music, film, and animation.