Fredriquo Kwaku Napthali Smith is a Ghanaian-British Actor,Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Fashion Designer living in London. He studied at London Film Academy and Ravensbourne University. He is known for making the first 360 lens narrative film internally projected in PufferSphere M in collabration with digital content display company Pufferfish Displays. Kwaku (as he is called from his Ghanaian heritage), was a Rising Star nominee at the GUBA Awards 2010.
He is also the first Independent Black filmaker to make a 3D feature film(called ‘The Broken Cycle’-3D) which he wrote and directed.He has also worked end-to end on a Princes Trust Project in 2009. This project provided access to film making for unemployed London-based youth through a series of workshops in acting and film production.
The film was called ‘Don’t Call Back’ in which he coordinated rehearsals and co-directed. Fredriquo continues to show his independent ability through his journey of filmmaking. ‘Welcome to London’ a film series which the world awaits is an independent project from Riquo (nicknamed by his close friends). ‘The Broken Cycle-3D’ another independent project, which he again wrote, produced and directed on his own but as an entrepreneur has many business ideals for it. Call him an ‘element of surprise’ as he is constantly working on new innovative ideas that also make great business sense.