B i o
Nwabisa Tolom is a South African born writer and creative director with a knack for creating work that pushes boundaries. She graduated from AAA School of Advertising and subsequently worked at world-class ad agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, MetropolitanRepublic and TBWA). After a few rewarding years, she moved on to study Screenwriting at The New York Film Academy in New York. Post graduation, she decided to stay in NYC and worked at Johannes Leonardo, before moving on to freelance.
She has collected numerous accolades along the way, including having her name on one of 2017’s most awarded campaigns - adidas Original is Never Finished.
Nwabisa aims to empower misrepresented and underrepresented communities. She is the co-founder of The Goddess Complex; a multi-media collective that produces content celebrating and empowering the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, women and femme-identifying folk.
From 2013 - 2015, Nwabisa was a regular contributor to Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Magazine. As an avid writer, she has had her essays published in 101 Testimonies of Hope, a paperback anthology of healing and faith based stories.
In 2018, she directed music videos for Brooklyn-based artist, Iyves, and is currently in post-production for a docu-series that explores the intersections of ‘coming out’.
No matter the medium, Nwabisa’s goal is to create work that is progressive and compelling.
A W A R D S
Cannes Lions Grand Prix
Cannes Lions Entertainment Bronze
2 x Cannes Lions Film Craft Bronze
2 x Clios Gold
2 x Clios Bronze
3 x D&AD Bronze
2 x One Show Gold
One Show Merit
3 x Ciclope Festival Berlin
2 x Loeries Bronze
EFIE Global Gold