She is is a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker based in Abuja. She is a conservative Muslim and Hausa from Argungu local government in northern Nigeria. She won the award for Creative Artist of the year at the 2011 The Future Awards. She currently works as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Kebbi State, Nigeria on New Media.
Augie-Kuta is the daughter of the late Senator Adamu Baba Augie (politician/broadcaster), and Justice Amina Adamu Augie (JSC). Aisha became interested in photography when her father gave her a camera at a young age.
Augie-Kuta received a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and is studying for an MSc in Media and communication at the Pan African University, Lagos (Now Pan Atlantic University). She is married with three children. Augie-Kuta has certificates in digital filmmaking from the New York Film Academy and curating contemporary art exhibitions from the Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK.
Augie-Kuta became an Associate for the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) in May 2011. She is also the vice-president of Women in Film and Television in Nigeria (WIFTIN) the West African chapter of the US-based network. She co-founded the Photowagon, a Nigerian photography collective, in 2009.
In 2010, Augie-Kuta was included, along with 50 other Nigerian women, in a book and exhibition for the nation’s 50@50 celebrations supported by the Women for Change Initiative.
In 2014, Augie-Kuta held her first solo photographic exhibition, entitled Alternative Evil.
She has made contributions toward girl child/youth development and nation building. She has been a frequent facilitator at the annual gathering of photographers, Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference; a panelist and speaker at various events; and has spoken at TEDx events in Nigeria.
Augie-Kuta was sworn-in as a UNICEF High-Level Women Advocate on Education with a focus on girls and young women.
We are proud of what she has achieved and recognize her as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent.