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Yvonne Mbanefo


Cultural Consultant, Company Executive and Executive Producer for Equiano Stories Film▪ Stelo Stories, Israel ▪ Sept 2019 - December 2022

  • Cultural Advisor: Worked with production to accurately and respectfully depict Igbo and African cultures in the Equiano Stories film.

  • Script Consultant: Evaluated and improved scripts for Equiano Stories film to increase accuracy and respect.ant

  • Executive Producer: Provided creative input, managed post-production and balanced artistic ambition with financial considerations for the success of the film.

  • Black History Curriculum Designer and Historian: Co-Designed and curated educational content for social media to provide Black history context for the film.

  • Historical & Religious Consultant: Guaranteed accuracy of historical events, cultural & religious practices depicted in the film.

  • Music, Dance & Sound Consultant: Provided guidance on use of music, ambient sounds and choreography to accurately represent Igbo/West African culture.

  • Geography and Climate Consultant: Offered guidance on accurate depiction of locations, foliage, weather and climate in the film.

  • Inclusion Consultant: Guaranteed diversity and representation of cultures and communities featured in the film.

Cultural Consultant, Team member & Research Associate ▪ [Re:]Entanglements Project▪ Mar 2018 to Oct 2021

  • Enhancing and editing selected old audio recordings

  • Curating, Transcribing, translating, and re-recording audio recorded on wax cylinders from 1909-1915

  • Delivering talks and masterclasses about the collections and project

  • Summarizing field research notes, writing articles and compiling reports

  • Working with young people at South London Gallery to understand cultural and historical contexts of the NWT collection

  • Translating and rewriting stories from books written by N.W. Thomas

  • Sorting and sourcing images in the collection.

  • Crowdsourcing for language and culture experts in Edo, Benin regions and Sierra Leone

  • Designing and reimagining objects in the collection.

  • Creating re-purposed educational Materials from materials in the collection.

Cultural Consultant, Tutor and Content Creator ▪ Learn Igbo Now ▪ Feb 2011 to Present

  • Experienced YouTuber and Igbo language instructor with skills in content creation, scheduling, editing, marketing, communication, and pedagogy.

  • Designing comprehensive and accessible curriculum for teaching Igbo language and culture.

  • Recording and editing high-quality video and audio content for language learning using professional equipment.

  • Creating interactive worksheets for student reinforcement.

  • Using video conferencing for live language learning practice / Q & A sessions with students

  • Utilizing deep understanding of Igbo language, history, and culture to create engaging content and a supportive learning environment.

  • Employing effective marketing strategies, including social media and email marketing, to reach a global audience.

  • Skilled in social media marketing with a focus on SEO and target keywords.

  • Utilizing strong understanding of language teaching methods to create effective lessons for students.

  • Consulting in Igbo Language and Culture for various organisations such as BBC, Arsenal Football team, UK Justice System, British Library.

Director & Digital Strategist ▪ T-One Technologies Ltd, London▪ Jan 2009 to June 2022

  • Developing digital marketing strategies to promote the company's and client's products and services online.

  • Creating and implementing campaigns utilizing various online channels.

  • Analyzing campaign performance data and making data-driven decisions to optimize marketing efforts.

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams for cohesive and effective campaigns.

  • Creating presentations and reports to communicate campaign performance and progress to senior management.

Summary of earlier roles

  • 2009 to 2014 – Lecturer, Dept of Technology Management and Enterprise – University of Greenwich

  • 2006 to 2007 – Special Assistant, Digital Media Matters – Anambra State Government, Nigeria

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