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ABOUT

"She has a very unique voice in her writing with strong, true-to-life characters that stand out from page one."

- Sade Oyinade, Co-EP of TVOne's "Unsung"

"Every interaction with this young lady has been highly professional and positive. She responds immediately to writing opportunities and turns her assignments in early. Who could ask for more? "

- Anita Kopacz 

EIC, Heart & Soul

Nneka, a west coast transplant who hails from the nation’s capital, is a film, tv and digital media writer who lives to tell untapped stories.

After having majored in architecture at Cornell University, Nneka transferred to the University of Southern California in her junior year of college, where she would earn her BA in Film Studies. She was awakened to her passion for writing after undergrad and, despite swearing that she would never go back to school (she wanted to join the working world already – why? no clue. Adulting is hard), Nneka did just that and got her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. While there, she won several awards and fellowships, including the NBC/NAACP Fellowship, Felicia D. Henderson Award, Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting and Carl David Memorial Fellowship. Her drama pilot "Rejig" is on WeForShe's 2019 WriteHer List. Her feature dramedy script "The House with the Purple Door" is part of the 2019 Bitch List

Nneka has written scripts for several production companies, such as A. Smith & Co, Flower Avenue Films and WaterWalk Productions. She currently writes for NAACP award-winning TVOne docu-series, Unsung. She also has numerous print and online credits, including Madame Noire and Heart & Soul.

The founder of The Purple Collective, an upcoming Prince-inspired non-profit for artists of color, Nneka has set her sights on helping other creatives create. Swift with a pen (or pencil – she don’t discriminate), Nneka is writing her life the way she sees fit.