She Rocks! Sonia Godding-Togobo: Documentarian, Director and Filmmaker

Meet Sonia Godding-Togobo, Guyanese-born documentarian, director and filmmaker currently based in the UK.  First migrating to Canada at age two, Sonia graduated from Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High School in Ontario. Sonia has worked in broadcast television for the last decade with broadcast credits in Canada and England.  She has also produced short films in both Haiti and Ghana. In 2001, after graduating from Humber’s Film and Television program, Sonia went on to work in numerous post production houses before settling at Nelvana – North America’s … read more

She Rocks! Lisa Mary Johanna Punch: A Multitalented Shining *Star*

Lisa Punch is a talented singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She was born on September 4, 1992 in Guyana; the daughter of John Errol Punch and Nafieza Aiana Daniels and is the eldest of five siblings. Lisa spent the first few years of her life in Berbice before relocating to Georgetown. By age 11, she was performing across the country and appearing on local TV shows such as Talent Exclusive. At her alma mater, North Georgetown Secondary School, Lisa excelled tremendously, not … read more

Irene Bacchus-Holder: Pyrographic Artist – Making the World Beautiful with Wood Arts & Craft

Irene Bacchus-Holder is a Guyana-based pyrographic artist (the art of burning design onto wood or leather). For more than a decade, she has been perfecting this art form in creating functional pieces for the home using Guyana’s natural woods. Irene got started in this craft with the encouragement of my brother who sent her a wood burning pen with interchangeable tips.  She began by offering gifts made of wood from Guyana’s rainforest to several friends. Irene stated that she  always wanted to do something to establish herself  and become … read more

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