Bio: Peekoo (Alfreda) Lewis was born on Snapper Hill, in Monrovia, Liberia. She was educated in Sierra Leone and the United States. Peekoo established Palaver Hut Special Events in 1990 and has worked with many clients including the Nigerian Mission to the United Nations, The Apollo Theater, Russell Simmons’s Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Liberian filmmaker Gerald Barclay’s GeeBee Productions, Wesley Snipes’ Amen Ra Productions and many independent films and music video productions. She and her husband, Jaheed Ashley, are the East Coast representatives for the Pan African Film Festival, and have recently completed production on a documentary about Nigerian musical icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, titled Fela, Fresh From Africa. Ms. Lewis also works in theater, does grants research and is a founding member of the International Mothers of Liberia. She resides in New York City.
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