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Ahmed Best

Creative Director, Lecturer
AfroRithm Futures Group, USC

Ahmed Best is a multi-hyphenate artist, educator, host and futurist. A true polymath, Ahmed started his career as a songwriter and producer on Atlantic records and then went on to lead the Broadway show Stomp. He went on to star in STAR WARS EPISODES I, II, and III as Jar Jar Binks the first CGI live action main character in motion picture history. He is the co-creator and Host of the Afrofuturist podcast and the host and producer of the new Disney plus show Jedi Temple Challenge. He is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and an Adjunct Lecturer at USC’s School for Dramatic Arts. Ahmed is an Annie award winner, Ovation, Stage Raw, LACC award and GLAAD media award winner. As an entrepreneur Ahmed has founded the production company Stop That Bangin’ Productions and the BISN media network. He is a moderator and host for live panel discussions about the future and Afrofuturism.

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