Ngozi Paul is an award-winning Canadian producer of film, television and trans-media projects. Ngozi is best known for creating, producing and starring in the award winning television series ‘da Kink in My Hair. This top-rated sitcom has been broadcast in over a dozen countries and garnered multiple nominations and awards, including the Gold Medal Ribbon award for best scripted series and numerous Gemini awards. Ngozi was also a member of the original creative team behind Canada’s first black sitcom, Lord Have Mercy!, which was nominated for two Gemini Awards including best comedic series.
In addition to being a recent graduate of the prestigious Canadian Film Center Producers Lab, Ngozi was selected by Women in View as a Creative Leader for 2012-13. This inaugural initiative is geared towards advancing accomplished women in television, film and the digital sector. Ngozi is also an award-winning actress and a recent graduate of the world-renowned Stratford Festival Conservatory for Classical Theatre.
Ngozi has been called “a strong force, using her artistic voice to push boundaries,” (24 News). With a focus on creating stories that celebrate the diversity of the human experience and appeal to a global audience, she continues to raise the bar by seeking innovative ways to create, distribute and tell provocative stories that are commercially successful. Finding the sweet spot where artistic merit, passion and commercial viability intersect, Ngozi is looking forward to new ways of reaching, entertaining and engaging audiences.
Current projects in development include The 1st Time Project, a multi-platform documentary which showcases women across several continents sharing intimate stories about their first sexual experiences. Having directed and produced an award winning short film on the subject, the next steps for the 1st Time Project include an interactive website, a one-off documentary film and live performances based on the compelling real life stories that were uncovered during production.
Ngozi is also developing The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely, a feature film about a young black woman’s journey of self-discovery juxtaposed with the story of Sara Baartman, the iconic “Venus Hottentot”. Her play which the film is based on won the Spotlight Best Performance Award at the prestigious Summer Works Festival (Canada’s largest performing arts festival) this project was developed in part through the Canadian Film Centre.