– Shawn Faqua
Shawn Faqua is a Nigerian who represents a distinctive cocktail of talent, professionalism, character and versatility. He is an exceptional artiste, who has repeatedly demonstrated remarkable skills in screen and stage acting, directing, modelling, choreography and singing. In 2012, he obtained a Certificate in Acting from the Nollywood Upgrade Training in affiliation with the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. Shawn also schooled at Relativity School, Los Angeles, attending the Relativity Education ‘Workshops’ where he trained as an actor (Certificate in Acting for Camera) in 2016.He started his acting career when he joined Nollywood in 2010 and has since progressed steadily.
He has featured in a number of films – ‘Ojukokoro’, ‘Lagos Cougars’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘Put a ring on it’, ‘Code of Silence’, ‘Render to Caeser’, ‘A New You’, ‘After the Proposal’ just to mention a few and also TV series – ‘Retreat’, ‘Oasis’, ‘Head over Heels’, amongst others.His role in ‘Lagos Cougar’ earned him a couple of award nominations within and outside Africa — Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor, Nollywood Movie Award for Best Rising Star, Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Film, Golden Icons Academy Movie Award for Most Promising Actor all in 2014, and Golden Movie Awards for Golden Supporting Actor(Dram) in 2015.He has recorded successes in modelling. Shawn also has a great singing voice which he showcased in the short film ‘I wan blow’, where he lends his voice, performing the original sound track of the song ‘The good life. Shawn is always excited to take on roles that are dramatic, cheesy, comical, and intense as they are challenging and inspiring. Many of the productions he has featured in address salient issues that border on love, politics, culture, human rights, conflict, rape, betrayal, patriotism, selfless service and sacrifice. He takes his craftsmanship very seriously, holistically and pays attention to details (language, pronunciation, style and other nuances associated with the character he’s portraying), as he always wants to tell a compelling and believable story. He has been known to repeatedly research each character he takes on; as he approaches each project with thought, skill, tact and finesse.
He is privileged to have worked with an extensive pool of Nigeria’s best and finest and yearns to work with many more artistes within and outside Africa as he looks forward to more collaborations within the near future.