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it’s another amazing and beautiful Wednesday morning and as usual we will be crushing on the intelligent Aisha Augie-Kuta.

Aisha Augie-Kuta is a Nigerian Photographer and filmmaker based in Abuja. She is the founder of the Center for Art and Creative Talent (CACTNIGERIA.ORG) and the CEO of Meermaad Network LTD.

Aisha is a conservative Muslim and Hausa from Argungu local Government of Kebbi state. Born in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria, Aisha is the daughter of the late senator Adamu Baba Augie (a politician and broadcaster) while her mother is Justice Amina Adamu Augie(JSC).

Aisha became interested in photography when her father gave her a camera at a young age. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria after which  she proceeded to Pan African University, Lagos now Pan Atlantic University.

She is a beautiful mother of 3 boys that has certificates in digital filmmaking from the New York Film Academy and Curating Contemporary art exhibitions from the Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK.

Aisha became an Associate for the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) in May 2011 and is also the Vice-President of Women in Film and Television in Nigeria (WIFTIN) the West African Chapter of the
US-based Network. For the love of photography and her creativity she co-founded the photo wagon, Nigerian Photography Collective, in 2019.

In 2010, Aisha was included, along with 50 other Nigerian women, in a book and exhibition for the nations 50@50 celebrations supported by the women for change initiative. In 2014, Aisha held her first solo photographic exhibition, entitled ‘Alternative Evil’.

Aisha has really made contributions towards girl child/youth development and nation building. She has been a frequent facilitator at the annual gathering of photographers, Nigeria photography Expo and conference; a panelist and speaker at various events; and has spoken at TEDX events in Nigeria.

Aisha-Kuta was sworn in as UNICEF high-level Women Advocate on Education with a focus on girls and young women.

Aisha has won several awards for her good work. She won the Creative Artist of the Year at the Future Awards 2011, British Council ‘Through-My-Eyes’ Competition 2014 and Sisterhood Award for Photographer of the Year 2014. Aisha was also nominated for 2011 Female Photographer of the Year at ELOY Awards; she was also nominated twice for the Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Award for Media and Art (2012 and 2013).

BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU

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