Nicole Asinugo is a Nigerian managing editor, storyteller, producer and screenwriter. She was the Joint Winner (with C.J. Obasi) of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best writer in a Movie or TV series in 2020 for her first screenplay, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free. She was also the screenwriter for the forthcoming Nollywood ‘’Rattlesnake’’ billed for a November/December 2020 release. She is the storyteller and content curator for World Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates, after her previous role as lead editor and content producer in Ndani TV.
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Early Life and Education
Asinugo was born in the United Kingdom. She studied law at the University of Nottingham, where she obtained a bachelor of laws (LLB) in 2010. After graduation, she acquired a Barrister at Law (BL) certification from the Nigerian Law School in 2011. She then attended the London School of Journalism in 2012 where she obtained a post-graduate diploma (PGD) in Journalism.
Asinugo was an editor at “In and out magazine’’ in 2010 which was a Nigerian tourism-focused magazine. In 2012, went to Channels Television as a news writer, covering stories in the Environment, Aviation and Foreign Affairs. In 2013, worked for an advertising agency called DDB in Lagos for three years becoming a senior copywriter. She created the accounts of Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Unilever, MTN and Interswitch as well as creating visuals for ad campaigns. In 2016 Asinugo joined Ndani TV in Lagos, as lead editor and content producer.
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Asinugo’s role as the lead editor in Ndani lifestyle charged her with the creation, launching and managing of the Ndani lifestyle blog. While at Ndani TV, she was serving as the content producer producing and hosting Ndani TV’s Real Talk show. After the productive years at Ndani TV, she quit her job with Ndani TV and assumed a role for World Expo 2020 Dubai as the storyteller and content curator in 2020, where she is developing narratives for country pavilions.
In 2019, she produced her first screenplay Living in Bondage: Breaking Free which was the joint winner of the 7th edition of the Africa magic viewers’ choice award (AMVCA) with C.J. Obasi on February 6, 2020, at the Eko expo hall on Victoria Island, Lagos. In April 2020, she concluded her second screenplay ‘’Rattlesnake”, ready for a November/December 2020 release. She has a blog “2 scoops of life and style”, where she shares her experiences with Nigerian culture and richness of life living alone in Lagos. The blog features a book club section, where she meets with interested readers monthly to read and discuss a book of interest.
Awards and Nominations
Asinugo received an award for her work as joint winner of the best writer in a movie or TV series at the 7th edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Kachi Tila Adesina (5 March 2018). “A day in the work life of Nicole Asinugo – Editor and content producer.”
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