Emmanuel Whajah

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Background information
Born (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 28)
Hanover, Germany
OriginGhana
Occupation(s)
  • Creative director
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
Websiteemmanuelwhajah.com

Emmanuel Whajah (born 18. August 1993, in Hanover - Germany), professionally known as EMZYPRODUCTIONFILMS, is a Ghanaian - German creative director specializing in photography and creative direction, based in Germany who is also a certified HIPE Performance award-winner 2021[1][2]. He works in the field of photography and videography internationally with well-known artists, such as Rita Ora, Eric Bellinger, Keke Palmer, Tyga, Ella Mai, Les Twins, Lauryn Hill, Burna Boy, Jorja Smith and Migos.[3][4][5][6][7]

Career

Born to Ghanaian parents, Whajah begun his career within the media industry as a video producer in Hanover. His biggest passion besides his work as a photographer/videographer is dancing. At a young age he pursued this passion and participated in many events. In 2006, among other things, he began to dance professionally and participated in Hip-hop dance Championships and is 4-time Northern German Champion and European Champion in Hip Hop Solo Adults Boys. He filmed and edited the videos of his dance group and posted them online. This was the beginning of his career and his first time with a camera.[8][9][10][11]

Entertainment career

Emmanuel began his video production career in 2012 and began directing dance videos. At a dance event he was supposed to film, the dancers Les Twins, who were on tour with Beyoncé at that time, had an appearance as special guests. After Whajah captured their performance on camera, the two brothers approached him after their performance and asked to see the footage. A few weeks later, they asked Emmanuel to accompany them on their Europe tour.[12][13][14][15]

Videography / Photography

Year Artist(s)
2014
  • Les Twins - Europe Tour
  • Omarion - Germany Tour
  • Tyga - Europe Tour
  • Berlin Fashion Week
  • HIP HOP International
2015
  • VESTIVAL Hip Hop Music Festival - Featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, French Montana, Omarion, August Alsina
  • Rita Ora - Calzedonia
2016
  • Irina Shayk - Intimissimi
  • Kid Ink - Up All Night Europe Tour
  • HYPE Festival - Featuring SNIPES
  • Stefanie Giesinger & André Hamann - Tezenis Campaign Launch
  • Les Twins - Germany Tour
  • Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP Tour
2017
  • HYPE Festival
  • MIGOS - Festival Tour
  • Les Twins - Europe Tour
  • Eric Bellinger - Eric 4 President Term2 Tour[16]
  • Tory Lanez - I Told You Tour 2017
  • Miguel (singer)
  • Keke Palmer - Behind The Scenes Videoshoot
  • Eric Bellinger - Blazin wit the Bros Music Video
  • Lil Yachty - The Boat Show Tour
  • Kaelynn Harris - Europe Dance Tour
2018
  • Jussie Smollett - Sum of my Music Tour
  • Little Simz - The Poison Ivy Tour
  • HYPE Festival
  • Jorja Smith - Germany Tour
  • Les Twins - Europe Tour
2019
  • Puma (brand) - Commercial Videoshoot
  • Ella Mai - The Debut Tour
  • HYPE Awards - Featuring SNIPES & Streetlife International
  • Les Twins - Europe Tour
  • Wireless Festival - Featuring Travis Scott, MIGOS, Cardi B, Rick Ross, J Balvin, G-Eazy,
  • Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour
  • Burna Boy - The African Giant Returns Tour Featuring Jorja Smith
  • Thilo Kehrer - Paris Saint-Germain Foto/Videoshoot[17]
2020
  • Keke Palmer - Merchandising & Content Creation[18]
  • Les Twins - Dance Videoshoot

References

  1. "HIPE AWARD | Die renommierteste Auszeichnung für Dienstleister" (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  2. Harborth, Christian. "Darum dreht Student Emmanuel Whajah aus Hildesheim für Nike". www.hildesheimer-allgemeine.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  3. "Emmanuel Whajah - Every moment is a highlight". Vanguard News. 2021-04-18. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  4. "Meet Emmanuel Whajah, the Ghanaian-German Creative Who Is Taking Over Germany's Creative Space". The Accra Times. 2021-05-08. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  5. "Meet Emmanuel Whajah, the Ghanaian-German creative who is taking over". Pulse Ghana. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  6. Jr, Keith Nelson (2021-08-03). "Tour Tales | Emmanuel Whajah captures the emotions of Burna Boy, Ms. Lauryn Hill and more". REVOLT. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  7. "Rita Ora, Chris Brown, Post Malone: Hannoveraner tourt mit Stars um die Welt". NP - Neue Presse (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  8. "Navigating the creative industry from the perspective of a Black freelancer". Kulture Hub. 2021-04-02. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  9. "Meet Emmanuel Whajah, the Ghanaian-German Creative Who Is Taking Over Germany's Creative Space". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  10. "Freelance creative Emmanuel Whajah leaves his mark on the world". Kulture Hub. 2021-08-03. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  11. "Rita Ora, Chris Brown, Post Malone: Hannoveraner tourt mit Stars um die Welt". NP - Neue Presse (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  12. thepitstopp (2019-08-23). "Through the lens of Emmanuel Whajah". THE PIT STOP. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  13. Magazine, Breakaway (2019-02-25). "Photographer Emmanuel Whajah on taking his passion behind the lens". Breakaway Magazine. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  14. Neven-Stieber, Sarah (2021-05-19). "Wie wird aus einem Menschen eine Marke, Emmanuel Whajah? | MEEDIA" (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  15. "Rita Ora, Chris Brown, Post Malone: Hannoveraner tourt mit Stars um die Welt". NP - Neue Presse (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  16. "Eric Bellinger & Ne-Yo Transform Into Dance Instructors in 'Dirty Dancing' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  17. "How Emmanuel Whajah collaborated w/ Footballer Thilo Kehrer (SwanoDown Report)". SwanoDown. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  18. "Emmanuel Whajah - How he became official Graphic designer of Keke Palmer". thehearup.com. Retrieved 2021-04-27.

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