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Mahaneela is an independent multi-faceted artist and professional, with a focus on music, photography and filmmaking.

Mahaneela has created content for some of the most influential and exciting brands in the world, such as Converse, Adidas, Nike and Eurostar, as well as working with prominent record labels XL Recordings, Young Turks and Because Music. She has photographed artists such as Mercury Prize award winning Sampha, The xx, Nao, FKA twigs, Steve Lacy, and more. She has directed music videos for artists such as Mick Jenkins, Amber Mark, Mr Eazi & D.R.A.M to name a few.

In her personal work, Mahaneela focuses on intimate portraiture and films that explore the experiences of people of colour across the world, documenting cultures across music, youth, and the African and South Asian diasporas.

Alongside her creative endeavours, Mahaneela is on the management team for artists Denai Moore and FKA twigs, focusing on creative album strategy and project management. She is also founder of award-nominated music consultancy agency COZY, and co-founded In Bloom, an all women collective and agency specialising in creating engaging, authentic content for brands and artists.