Golddust by Ashadu (GDBA), is an independent film production company based in Hamburg, specialising in Artists’ film productions. With nearly a decade’s experience producing her own award-winning short films, Nigerian-British Artist and Director Karimah Ashadu-Schmidt founded GDBA in 2020 with the aim of bringing forward-thinking and intriguing narratives driven by black and African culture, to global audiences.

Karimah Ashadu-Schmidt is an Artist and Filmmaker based in Hamburg. To date, Ashadu-Schmidt has produced a number of films centered on Nigeria’s development and its socio-economic conditions. Ashadu-Schmidt’s practice explores themes of labour and self and place pertaining to the Nigerian and West African identity. For further information please see karimahashadu.com
GDBA’s current projects include Brown Goods, a short film inspired by Hamburg’s infamous Billstrasse, Plateau, a story which explores the devastating effects of illegal tin mining in Nigeria’s Jos Plateau state and “Saltmine”, a Senegalese docu-fiction.
Golddust by Ashadu (GDBA), is an independent film production company based in Hamburg, specialising in Artists’ film productions. With nearly a decade’s experience producing her own award-winning short films, Nigerian-British Artist and Director Karimah Ashadu-Schmidt founded GDBA in 2020 with the aim of bringing forward-thinking and intriguing narratives driven by black and African culture, to global audiences.
Karimah Ashadu-Schmidt is an Artist and Filmmaker based in Hamburg. To date, Ashadu-Schmidt has produced a number of films centered on Nigeria’s development and its socio-economic conditions. Ashadu-Schmidt’s practice explores themes of labour and self and place pertaining to the Nigerian and West African identity. For further information please see karimahashadu.com
GDBA’s current projects include Brown Goods, a short film inspired by Hamburg’s infamous Billstrasse, Plateau, a story which explores the devastating effects of illegal tin mining in Nigeria’s Jos Plateau state and “Saltmine”, a Senegalese docu-fiction.