Ben Darkwa, born in Ghana, West Africa, is a Civil Engineer, Filmmaker
hopes of becoming an engineer and musician. Ben would often dismantle
items just so that he could put them back together again. By the time he was
9 years old, he had
from tin milk cans. When he wasn’t building, Ben would practice his other
passion, music. He sang in his church choir and also played piano and the
While growing up, Ben’s heart and mind became torn between music and engineering.
Thankfully, the GCSC O’level at St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, Ghana, offered him
the unique opportunity to combine music and science. After becoming a National Service
Teacher in Takoradi, Ghana, Ben was taught, and soon after, began teaching choreography. In
this role, Ben wrote his first stage play, which was later performed by the Star Of The Sea
Cathedral Youth Club Drama Troop.
Ben soon relocated to the United Kingdom to pursue his engineering career. After attending
Bellerbys College of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London, he earned a
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering by 2001. Graduating with honors, helped him to
progress through the engineering field. Today, his hard work and dedication have gained him
a role in Project Management, working with some of the most reputable contractors on
prestigious projects nationwide in the United Kingdom.
Ben served as the Chairman for the Cambridge African Network, from 2011 to 2015, As a
community person, he knew he had what it takes to get involved. Wanting to help others, Ben
has used his artistic expression to write a book called Pauline’s Diary and filmmaking on
social issues affecting the people of Africa.