Shawn Faqua is a Nollywood actor who represents a distinctive cocktail of talent, professionalism, character and versatility.
Shawn, who is based in Lagos studied in the University of Port-harcourt where he obtained a degree in electrical engineering. He also has a Certificate in Acting from the Nollywood Upgrade Training in affiliation with the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University
Faqua has always had a knack for entertainment, He began modelling for billboards and also several anchored shows while he was in school. In 2014 he fully transitioned from his Engineering career to a full-time acting career and ever since has repeatedly demonstrated remarkable skills in screen and stage acting, directing, modelling, choreography and singing. He is known for movies like “Four Crooks”, “The Last Ritual”, “A love Like Ours”, “For the Love of Country”, “Lagos Cougars”, “Ojukokoro” and others.
Faqua has been a celebrity supporter of the Nigeria Red Cross. He had became involved with charity in 2004 and was part of the Excos of the Youth Against HIV and Aids in collaboration with the then First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Stella Obasanjo and the NUGA games whose primary focus was to enlighten the youths on voluntary counselling Testing (VCT) for HIV aids.
Shawn was also the president of the Youth Against Drug Abuse and Child Trafficking (YAWAT) in Abuja, Nigeria. In 2016, He partnered with the Nigerian Army for the Fallen heroes projects as he played lead in the short film ‘Separated’ in support of all fallen heroes and their loved ones. Since then Faqua has made several appearances showing support for charities and disaster relief.
Shawn has been featured on talk shows such as Heart of the matter where he speaks on ‘Real Fatherhood and Manhood’, Twitchat with blecyn Chat and Tribe stories among others. He has anchored shows like Urban Royale’s Magazine Launch and Retro 52 an Independence Event where he was a Co-host and Presenter. He is passionate about engaging the youths, assisting the children on the streets with no positive role model in their life influencing by systematic penetration through entertainment.
Besides screen acting, Faqua has performed in several stage plays and modelled for Lagos business school, Guaranty Trust Bank, First City Monument Bank, fashion shows and many other organisations. In addition to his acting work, he has a great singing voice which was showcased in the short film ‘The good Life’, performing the original sound track of the song ‘i wan blow’.
Awards & Nominations
He won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor (2014)
Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Rising Star,
Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Film,
Golden Icons Academy Movie Award for Most Promising Actor all in 2014,
Golden Movie Awards for Golden Supporting Actor(Drama) in 2015.
The twin sword actor also got nominated for Best Promising Actor. In 2017 he was nominated for the best supporting actor in the feature film, 3some.
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