Our Crush This Week: Emem Isong #OWCW

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Emem Isong is a Nigerian screenwriter, film producer, and director. She has become known primarily for films in the English language, and is a dominant figure in that industry. Her second directed feature, Code of Silence, which deals with rape in Nigeria, was released in 2015.

Emem Isong

Emem Isong, is the first child in her family of 4 children, she was born on 5 September and is from Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of Calabar. Isong obtained a diploma in computer science from the Computer Science Institute (NCR).

Emem Isong’s career in filmmaking began in 1994 when she wrote the script and co-produced the movie Jezebel. Her very first solo production was for the movie Breaking Point(1996). She then went on to work with Remmy Jez for eight years as a producer on his movies. This relationship lasted till 2008 when she decided to end their working relationship. It was at this time that she co-produced the movie Reloaded (2008).

Her film credits include:  Ayamma, Don’t Cry For Me, Apaye,  Forgetting June,  Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Silver Lining and many more.

Her expertise in the movie industry has also allowed her to be chosen as a speaker in the Afrinolly masterclass series and also as a judge for the MTN Afrinolly short film completion in 2013. In her movies Emem Isong attempts above all to thrill the audience

She is married to Misodi Akama with whom she had twins with in 2016. She also has a son from a previous relationship.

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