Anousha Nzume was born in Moscow and is the daughter of a Russian mother and a Cameroonian father. She was raised in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and graduated from The Amsterdam Academy of Art. She is the author of the Dutch bestseller Hello White People and has been involved in numerous Dutch and European theatre, music, and tv productions. After moving to New York City in 2018, she has been working in documentary development and production. She is one of the producers of the award-winning documentary Master of Light and is currently working on new projects.