Níkẹ Uche Kadri
Nike Uche Kadri is a queer first-generation Nigerian actor, writer, and two-time filmmaker. Nike’s first narrative short film BY THE TIDE (Official Selection: NewFilmmakers NY; Reel Sisters of the Diaspora) followed a queer protagonist struggling with depression. Nike made their directorial debut with their second short film, HER FIRST KILL which won Best Director (iHolly); (Official Selection: Twin Cities Black Film Festival) is a psychological thriller starring and produced by women of color. It passed both the Bechdel and Ava DuVernay tests. Nike is currently working on their third short film Pink & Blue.
As an actor and filmmaker, my mission is to create and take part in work that challenges or moves forward social consciousness. I want to inspire empathy in everyone and offer validation and healing for those who are marginalized. I believe that kind of transformative work happens on screen, behind the scenes, and by giving opportunity to those who have been systematically disenfranchised.