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 stick around NYC and did a stint at renowned agency - Johannes Leonardo, before moving on to focus on filmmaking.

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 production for a docu-series that explores the intersections of ‘coming out’.

Nwabisa’s life mission is to create work that is both progressive and memorable.


Cannes Lions Grand Prix
Cannes Lions Entertainment Bronze
2 x Cannes Lions Film Craft Bronze
2 x Clios Gold
2 x Clios Bronze
D&AD Silver
3 x D&AD Bronze
2 x One Show Gold
One Show Merit

3 x Ciclope Festival Berlin
Loeries Gold
Loeries Silver
2 x Loeries Bronze
EFIE Global Gold