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Hatibu Madudu

Producer/Director, Black Apple Company
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam TZ
I am a social worker by profession and a filmmaker by ambition.


Hatibu Madudu is a social worker by profession & a film maker by ambition, for his director debut, He wrote & directed a short film “Sukari” aims to trigger the conversation on the first three Sustainable Development goals through addressing youth economic hardship and the choices they opt to make. Sukari had its world premiere on the 21st Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2018 and was nominated to several International Festival Including The 26th Pan African Film and Television Festivals of Ouagadougou (Fespaco 2019) and other festivals in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Hatibu Madudu also wrote & produced "Mjumbe” drama series (Nominated for Kalasha International Tv& Film Festival (2021) aired 30 episodes on Azam two in 2020 and Uhai Tv in 2021 (Both channels broadcast in Azam decoder) as well as a writer and director of a “Black Film” the short film released in 2021 which has been selected and screened on Manyatta film screening of August Edition 2021 in collaboration with Nuela Tv & Nominated for Kalasha International Tv& Film Festival 2021. Hatibu Madudu has been commissioned by M-NET (Multichoice) to produce and direct three titles of original MNET feature films “Uncle”, “Samaki kwa Wote” and “Ndoto Kubwa”. Hatibu Madudu has also been taking part as a jury in Tanzania Film Festival & Awards (TaFFA 2021), Watoto International Film Festival Zanzibar (wiffzanzibar 2022), Tanzania Music Awards (TMA 2021) & Kwetu International Animation Film Festival (KIAFF2022). Hatibu Madudu is also proficient and familiar with Radio and Television Production formats holding different titles as Content Director, Senior Producer & Writer. He has overseen the conception to production of various projects. Notably, Dume Challenge a reality tv contest under T-mark & USAID, Tanzania Movie Talents under Proin Promotion Ltd, Haba na Haba under BBC Media Action Tanzania. Property and Business Formalisation Program under United Republic of Tanzania President Office as well as Tanzania National Parks & Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (52) Radio and Tv Programs under Haak Neel Production Ltd. Hatibu Madudu has been able to conduct multiple media production trainings with reference to Sauti Mpya Project (Under We World & Tanzania Bora Initiative) which brought together 60 young journalist from Kigoma, Mbeya and Mtwara regions for capacity building session on media production skills. He also does consulting for Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) under Media Viability Project by DW Akademie.