Ebeneza Blanche, Director, SMUGGLER

Based in Amsterdam but with roots in the UK and Ghana – Ebeneza Blanche is a unique talent, his ability to unite both nostalgia and tradition with a contemporary and relevant approach proves that he is undoubtedly a fast-emerging talent to watch. His background in fashion photography comes to the fore through his extraordinary eye for aesthetics.

Ebeenza’s talent has been showcased in his work for clients such as Little Simz, Joy Crookes, Chanel, Elle, Harper’s BAZAAR, Nike and more. In the critically acclaimed music video “Point and Kill” for Little Simz featuring Obongjayar, we see an honouring of West Africa’s 1970s cultural golden age and Ebeneza drives a proudly African and joyfully authentic narrative. 

Through sophisticated storytelling and a pursuit to bring cultural awareness into each project, Ebeneza Blanche is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting emerging talents within his field. 2022 has been a big year for Ebeneza from being honoured with the coveted Best New Director award at AICP, presented in MoMA and at the UK Music Video Awards, he was also included in the official selection at Tribeca Film Festival for Point & Kill, the first music video to ever be included.