About

Fredi Nwaka is an award wining script writer, film director and producer. Known to many as KRUGA or FREDI KRUGA he is the second youngest of six born to Angela and Francis Nwaka. South West London born, Fredi spent his teenage years between the urban backs streets of Brixton and the plush opposites of Kings road Chelsea. His early teenage years would see him become a member of South London’s notorious gang ‘The Untouchable’s’ as well as making use of his talents and becoming a house hold name on the sound system circuit.

A combination of these two earned him his name ‘KRUGA’ and his name and skills as an Mcee soon spread across London’s underground. Combining a hard hitting dancehall style with UK rap soon carved him out an edge over a lot of UK rappers and it wasn’t long before he began to win awards for his talents. He won Best Newcomer, Best single and Best video in the Hip Hop Awards as well as becoming the only UK artist to be affiliated to the US Powerhouse The WuTang after being signed to Wu International. Performing at numerous events from sound clashes to festivals and then on to larger events such as Freaknik in Atlanta, Carnival and various events in the Caribbean his name soon became embedded in UK Hip Hop.

Producer/Director

Going on from strength to strength he has written a number of feature films to date as well as a number of Award winning shorts and has his own film production companies
NWAKA PRODUCTIONZ/GRIDLOC FILMS.


Mentor

Fredi has also set up two further organisations which he describes as ways to give back to the community that has supported him, C.R.I.M.E (Creating Role Models In Media Enterprise) which works with young gang members, ex offenders and turns their past into exciting short film projects and BACK2BLACK which celebrates inspirational individuals from the community. He attends schools, prisons, YOTs, PRUs and other educational facilities to work with young people in an attempt to divert them from a life of crime.


Press&Interviews

Fredi speaks to Ife Thomas about his latest film project ON THE OTHER FOOT and how the general public can get involved.

What's new?

BRAND NEW AGENT.

(18.09.20)

Proud to announce that Fredi has just signed with a brand new and exciting agent.
Fredi has now joined LAPA Associates and they will represent him regarding Directing and writing.

See here!

FREDI WINS A 2020 SCREEN NATION AWARD FOR HIS FILM LIVING DEAD

(20.07.20)

Fredi wins a 2020 Screen Nation Award for his film The Living Dead (previously known as Are We Dead Yet) in the Indie Spirit Fiction Film section.

FREDI LISTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 BLACK GAME CHANGERS IN THE UK.

(12.06.20)

BRAND NEW MOVIE PROJECT

(09.06.20)

Fredi has teamed up with fellow entrepreneurs and business men Joseph Faradoe and Grayson Mcrae to form We Three Kings to produce an enlightening new film called On The Other Foot as a response to the recent events that have taken place in the US resulting in the tragic death of George Floyd.

If you would like to support there is a crowd funding page to donate and get behind this exciting new project.

FILM GETS NEW NAME AND USA/CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION

(20.05.20)

DEVILWORKS inks North American distribution for Frightfest title ‘The Living Dead’ with Gravitas Ventures. Gravitas Ventures have acquired USA and Canadian rights to British horror “The Living Dead” (formerly known as ‘Are We Dead Yet’), written, directed and produced by Fredi Nwaka.

ROOM 26 PODCAST
A CONVERSATION WITH FREDI NWAKA

(28.04.20)

Fredi Launches his brand new exciting podcast, ROOM26!

Be sure to follow @room26_podcast on instagram and Twitter as well as subscribe to make sure you do not miss any of the exciting shows.

Instagram: @room26_podcast
Twitter: @room26_podcast

FREDI NWAKA JOINS FORCES WITH THE DIRECTOR & PRODUCER MARC ZAMMIT

(28.04.20)

Fredi Nwaka joins forces with Director & Producer Marc Zammit from Aptitude Films/Skylark Vision to produce TRUNK. This wont be the first time the two have worked together however it's the first time they have joined forces to Co Produce a feature film. Watch this space.

PROUD TO SAY...

(14.01.20)

I decided to put my short film IF ONLY online and its hit the 1 Million mark on the UK FULLY FOCUSED platform.
I made this to highlight the spiralling problem of gangs in our community and 8years later its still relevant.

Check the trailer out in
my Producer Section.

FREDI SIGNS 'ARE WE DEAD YET' TO SALES AGENTS DEVIL WORKS

(11.10.19)

We’re so very happy to announce that Are We Dead Yet will be heading to the AFM(American Film Market) this November!. It has been picked up by Sales Agents DEVIL WORKS global sales.
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ARE WE DEAD YET? SCREENING PREMIERE

(10.10.19)

CLICK HERE too see all the photos from the Screening Premiere! and HERE to the Screening Premiere!

ARE WE DEAD YET? NEW POSTER

(09.09.19)

ARE WE DEAD YET gets an exciting new poster courtesy of our designer Sean Strong. I love it.... tweet us if you do too.

THE OFFICIAL 'ARE WE DEAD YET?' PREMIERE

On October the 10th the Premiere of Fredi Nwaka's first feature film Are We Dead Yet will take place at the Genesis cinema in East London. This is a special moment in that he wrote, directed and produced this project and it also features his late mother Angela Nwaka and rapper Cadet. A host of celebrities and influencers are expected to be in attendance to help mark the moment as well as performances.

LIMITED VIP TICKETS can be purchased here.

ARE WE DEAD YET? AT FRIGHTFEST 2019

We are proud to announce that Are We Dead Yet has been selected for the World renowned Fright Fest Festival in Leicester Square on August 24th 2019. There will also be a Q&A with Fredi Nwaka and few members of the cast.

Fredi Nominated for Rising Star award

Fredi Nwaka nominated for a 2019 Screen Genre Rising Star Award for debut feature film ARE WE DEAD YET?. Written, directed and produced by Nwaka.... WATCH THIS SPACE.

FREDI ON ROMANCE...

Fredi has just started editing his latest film project, a romantic comedy working title 'NETFLIX AND CHILL' which stars stand up comic Kane Brown and Rising star Cindy Humphrey with support and cameos from Comedians Slim,Dizzle, Axel, Hakan Hassan, Chris Savage, Lola Jagun to name a few. Watch this space.

FREDI TEAMS UP WITH HIS SON

Fredi teams up with son Malikai to bring you a new exclusive show. Just a father talking to his son about life and living.

Watch Episode One CLICK HERE

WORKING WITH IDA ROSE

Fredi is working with Shantelle Rochester from IDA ROSE on a pilot for an exciting new series. Fredi has teamed up with old pal Adrian Scott to pen something exciting and fresh for 2020.

Watch this space!

AN AUDIENCE WITH FREDI NWAKA and friends

Being fostered, gangs, death, love, family, music, films.... Fredi talks about it all in his one man show.

Details soon.

LIVE TWITTER FEED
LIVE INSTAGRAM FEED

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Other Business

NWAKA NIGHTS EVENTS

Fredi Nwaka has been hosting events since he was eighteen years old in warehouses, clubs and houses to Mansions and prestigious locations such as The BAFTA. His events company Nwaka Nights prides itself on sophistication and elegance while making sure those who attend have a fun filled night to remember.

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NWAKA AND BROWN CASTING

With so many people from all demographics constantly complaining about the lack of diversity in Film and TV, FREDI NWAKA has joined forces with Sam Brown, the CEO of BROWN and MILLS, one of London’s most prolific and successful talent agency with an aim to bring the creme de la creme of UK Bame talent and give them a home following.

Click here to see our rosts of talent.

CREATING MEMORIES EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY CLUB

Our holiday group has been going for over twenty years now and we have visited places all over the World. What started off as a few friends has turned into hundreds of people who all have one thing in common...to create memories and live life. After all, life is about living and I am keen to live out my slogan... you only DIE once but you LIVE every day.

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JOIN US ON OUR 2020 TRIPS

ESSENCE FESTIVAL In NEW ORLEANS JULY 2021

re. Creating Memories Trip

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