Sékou Neblett is a trained filmmaker, who studied at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. He is well known for being a part of “Freundeskreis”, who in the mid-90s brought conscious rap to the top of the German music charts. After five years of success alongside his longtime collaborator Max Herre, Sékou decided to embark on a new career as a songwriter and film director.
He debuted with the artist portrait “Afrob“ in 2005, followed by music videos for top ten artists, such as Sandra Nasic, Max Herre and Joy Denalane.
Outside the music industry, he has been acknowledged by critics for the documentaries. In 2015 his
mockumentary “Black Tape” was released in cinemas. The film revolved around the origins of German hip-hop and featured some of the biggest rap stars, both past and present. Since then Sékou has received mentorship from director Lars Becker for his screenplay "Tannenbush" and directed the two-part documentary "Black in the USA" for ZDFneo.
Sékou is a director with a keen sense for social commentary. As an African American who has lived in Germany for twenty-five years, with his extensive history in music, he brings a unique visual and intellectual perspective to every project.