I am a bionic playwright and screenwriter (occasional facilitator) from London... (a Nigerian Londoner if you will) and I am a wheelchair user (but you knew that already, right?). I write for stage, TV, film and audio.
I was awarded a scholarship from BAFTA and Warner Brothers to study a Masters in Playwriting & Screenwriting at City University and gained a Distinction.
My debut play ‘Muscovado’ about slavery and the sugar trade was produced by BurntOut Theatre, premiered in October 2014 and toured the UK in 2015 starting with a run at Theatre503. Muscovado subsequently co-won the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015.
My audio drama 'The Grape that Rolled Under the Fridge' was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2019.
My next play 'Little Miss Burden' was produced by Harts Theatre Company and the Bunker Theatre, it premiered at the Bunker Theatre in 2019, was a finalist for an OffWestEnd Award for Best New Play, won a Popcorn Finalist Award and is published by Concord Theatricals.
I have had work staged at the Old Vic Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Bush Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, National Theatre Shed, St James Theatre, Royal Exchange Manchester, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Bunker Theatre, Hackney Showroom and Vaults Festival.
CV and Access Rider available on request.
The Brit List 2020 (feature screenplay)
The Arts Foundation Futures Award Theatre-Makers Finalist 2021
Screen Daily's Star of Tomorrow 2020
Popcorn Award for New Writing Finalist 2020
Unlimited R&D Award (2019)
BAFTA and Warner Bros Scholarship (2014 - 2016)
Peggy Ramsay Foundation Grant (2016)
Alfred Fagon Audience Award (2015)
ETT's Nationwide Voices Scheme (2020)
Sphinx Theatre: Sphinx30 Programme (2020)
BFI NETWORK@LFF PROGRAM (2019)
BBC Writersroom Writers’ Access Group - 9 months (2018 – 2019)
Ackley Bridge Shadow Scheme with The Forge/Channel 4 (2018)
National Theatre Studio Attachment (2018)
Channel 4 Screenwriting course (2018)
Soho Writers Alumni Group (2013 – 2018)
Tamasha Playwrights Programme - Year 3 (2016 – 2017)
MA Playwriting and Screenwriting at City University (2014 – 2017)
NT Studio devising workshops – Rufus Norris (2016)
ThinkBIGGER: Writers’ Cramp Screenwriting Course (2016)
Bryony Kimmings Live Art Workshops (2016)
Criterion New Writing Program – Greg Mosse (2016)
BBC Writersroom 10 Scheme (2014 – 2015)
Soho Theatre’s Young Company (2011 – 2013)
English Literature and Creative Writing BA Hons. (2010 – 2013)
Arcola Theatre’s ‘Voices from the Future’ (2013)
Royal Court Writers Programme – Leo Butler (2012 - 2013)
Hollyoaks Storyline Workshop – Kathleen Beedles (2012)
Eastenders E20 Writer’s School (2011 – 2012)
The Script Factory & Second Light Screenwriters Lab (2011)
Royal Opera House Course – The Singing Word (2011)
Royal Shakespeare Court Poetry Workshop – Aoife Mannix (2011)
20/20 Writers Group Blue Elephant Theatre – Shireen Mula (2011)
BBC Writersroom Seminar - Paul Ashton (2010)
Photo credit: © BAFTA/Jamie Simonds