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.
It wasnt long before Fredi became involved in his life long passion of acting and took on numerous small roles in TV and drama, but got his first major break featuring along side US rapper Curtis ’50 CENT’ Jackson in the UK gangster film DEAD MAN RUNNING. This film also featured a host of UK actors from Danny Dyer, Tammer Hussein to Brenda Blethynn and Ashley Walters. He went on to act in films such OUTSIDE BET ,PUSHER, FORBIDDEN NOTE, LEGACY, BROTHERHOOD, THE INTENT and more recently Sky's BULLET PROOF, just to name a few.
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.
Fredi speaks to Ife Thomas about his latest film project ON THE OTHER FOOT and how the general public can get involved.
Fredi has joined forces with Beard Culture London to represent them on there exciting new beard oil and balm products
It's official, Shes The One (Loves Spell) is the first British Romantic comedy with two black lead actors, written, directed and produced by a person of colour. The film stars Kane Brown and Cindy Humphrey, along with Judi Love, Vanessa Feltz and many more.
If you haven't seen it you can check it out on our here
Now in post production Fredi's latest film is making a lot of noise.
ON THE OTHER FOOT stars Peter Andre, Lady Leshurr, Tim Faraday, Aurie Styla and many more.
Watch this space.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 gets an exciting new poster courtesy of our designer Sean Strong. I love it.... tweet us if you do too.
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.
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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 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 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 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
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!
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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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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.
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.