Yaba is a Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker and writer. A graduate of King’s College Cambridge, she worked as a civil servant in Ghana before becoming a General Trainee with the BBC. She has taught in Spain and Jamaica and has worked as a producer and director making documentaries for the main terrestrial channels in Britain and the University of Ghana in Accra. Her short stories have been published in Critical Quarterly and in African Love Stories: an anthology edited by Ama Ata Aidoo.
In 2009, her first novel ” True Murder” was published by Jonathan Cape. Her TV credits include: “Black and White”, a ground-breaking investigation into race and racism in Bristol, using hidden video cameras for BBC1; “I Want Your Sex”, for Channel4 in the UK and a six-part series, VSO, for ITV. “African Love Stories” is now available in Swedish from Tranan publishers under the title “Kärlek x 21″.
Director: The Witches of Gambaga
Winner Best Documentary Black International Film Festival 2010
The Witches of Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana. Made over the course of 5 years, this disturbing expose is the product of a collaboration between members of the 100 strong community of ‘witches’ and women’s movement activists. video.