Highlighting Our Community: South Florida Represents – Chetachi Egwu

Another phenomenal South Florida representative, Chetachi Egwu is someone whom I respect for her character and life experiences. We meet briefly during the first inaugural Miami Fashion Film Festival in 2013 and through the arts have maintained a connection ever since. The charisma from Chetachi, inspires you to go out and meet someone new, and to share the energy. Get to know Chetachi and expert her vibe.

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Photo: AnthonyJordon Photography

Name: Chetachi Egwu
City:Fort Lauderdale

Profession/What do you do?
Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Nova Southeastern University

Are you originally from Miami? If not, where are you originally from?
No I grew up in Buffalo, NY

How long have you lived in the city?
10 years

What are you passionate about & why?
I love all things media, art and dance! I think that they have the capacity to show both the best and worst that the world has to offer, and as such can inspire and propel change.

What do you hope to accomplish through your talents?
At the end of the day, I hope what I do is a catalyst to prompt others to act on their dreams.

If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
I’m a huge Dr. Who fan, so I definitely think time travel!

How would/do you use your super powers to accomplish your goals?
I would go back and encourage people to just do it, don’t be afraid. Then I would jump in my “tardis” and go to the next person who needed inspiration.

What was your most significant achievement in 2014/life?
The completion of our second film, Sunshine Chic !

What if anything do you hope to contribute to Miami?
To help in cultivating a rich arts scene and vibrant academic community, so that we reach beyond being seen just for nightlife and leisure.

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