Best known for portraying the first CGI lead character in a motion picture starring as Jar Jar Binks in all three films of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy and Jedi Master Kelleran Beq in the game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, Ahmed has co-designed a game called Afro-Rithms from the Future, that uses multiverse storytelling and future forecasting to imagine a world with complete equality, environmental priority and a democratized future. He is also a writer, director, producer, musician, host, futurist, devoted father and human being.
In July 2018, Best tweeted about the media backlash he faced after filming Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and it caused a big stir. But it was in January 2019 when he opened up even more about his experience through an emotional video where he recounted the hopes he had placed in that role and the impact that the ruthless criticism from toxic fans and the media – “from a racially motivated point of view”, as Best explains – had on him. What seemed like a unique opportunity turned into a hell that many of us only acknowledged quite recently.