Nkiru Njoku

Nkiru Njoku

Screenwriter and Director

London, England

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About Nkiru

I'm a London-based Nigerian writer and filmmaker. I'm in the BBC London Voices 2021 cohort and have over 13 years experience in writing for TV. For eight years I was the head writer of Tinsel – a 14-year-old Nigerian daily soap. I was on the team for 11 years until I resigned as head writer in August 2021. Between 2009 and 2016 I was also a content director and then content producer with Endemol’s Project Fame West Africa – a musical talent hunt and reality series produced by Ultima Limited in Nigeria.

Over several years I have been involved with the MTV messaging drama series – Shuga, where I have been a writer, consultant showrunner, script doctor, co-head writer, and director on different editions of the series, spanning Nigeria, India, and Ivory Coast.

My short film Orìkí, written and directed by me, was screened at the Black Star International Film Festival, Ghana (2019) where it won the award for ‘Women In Film’, Cannes Pan African International Film Festival (2019), AFRIFF - African International Film Festival, Lagos (2019), Female Eye Film Festival’s International Women’s Day Program, TIFF BELL Lightbox (2020), and several others.



  • Women In Film award, BlackStar Int'l film festival, for Oríkì, written and directed by me.

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