Abibata Mahama was born in Ghana and educated in Ghana and the UK. She is a documentary filmmaker and trainer in media participatory projects with background in Education and has taught in high school in Ghana for eight years. She was trained as a TV producer director at the Ghana National Film Institute and directed programmes on single and multi-camera shoots for Ghana TV. She was also trained at Salford University in the UK with Master in TV documentary production and has a teachers' diploma in English. Abibata followed a KOICA/UNESCO Training course on TV Documentary Production in Korea and voice training at the Ghana Broadcasting Training School in Ghana.
She has worked for GBC, NGOs and also as a deputy coordinator for the President Special Initiative on Distance Learning. She is now working on documentaries for GBC TV.
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