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Somina aka Dr Mena Fombo

Co-Founder of Blak Wave Productions

SOMINA aka Dr Mena Fombo is co founder of Blak Wave Productions one of the only black owned production companies in the South West. A producer / director, passionate about telling authentic stories and exploring themes centring black womxn, people of colour and sport. Most recently creating Home Carnival Queen for BBC Arts, she currently in production of a new doc focusing queer black womxn throughout British history.

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Nominated by Babita Bahal ,  Head of Creative Diversity Channel 4

Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African and Caribbean Heritage and she also the co founder of a new Black Arts Venue boat to be located on the Bristol Harbour. She has over 15 years experience working within the voluntary sector, community organisations and educational establishments across Europe, the USA, Africa and South Asia and is currently an International Ambassador for the city of Bristol.

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Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African


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