Biography & Net Worth Of Emem Isong

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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.

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Emem Isong’s Background

She was born on the 5th of September, as the first of four children of her parents. Emem hails from Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

After her primary and secondary education, she went on to obtain a diploma certificate in computer science from the Computer Science Institute. In addition, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of Calabar. Emem Isong is married to Misodi Akama, and they are blessed with three children.

Emem Isong’s Career

Her career in filmmaking started when she wrote and co-produced the movie Jezebel in 1994. In 1996, she produced and independently funded her first movie – Breaking Point. After the successful production of Breaking Point, Remmy Jez employed her as a movie producer from the year 2000 – 2007.

In 2007, she took a break to birth her baby and returned in 2008. Afterwards, she co-produced the movie – Reloaded with Desmond Elliot.

Emem Isong directed her first feature film – Champagne in 2004, and in August 2015, she released her second feature film – Code of Silence. Emem produced and directed the movie herself under the umbrella of the Royal Arts Academy. The movie also enjoyed the support of Nollywood Workshop. Nollywood Workshop is an international NGO that effect positive change in society through movies.

Because of her consistent show of expertise in the Nollywood movie industry, she was chosen as one of the speakers of the Afrinolly masterclass series. Emem was also one of the judges at the MTN Afrinolly short film competition in 2013.

Movies Produced by Emem Isong

1994 – 2006

  • Jezebel – 1994

  • Breaking Point – 1996

  • Private Sin – 2003

  • Critical Decision – 2004    

  • For Real – 2004

  • Masterstroke – 2004

  • Promise Me Forever – 2004

  • Behind Closed Doors – 2005

  • Darkest Night – 2005

  • Endless Lies – 2005

  • Games Women Play – 2005

  • Girls in the Hood – 2005

  • I Feel U – 2005  

  • Men Do Cry – 2005

  • Games Men Play – 2006

  • Traumatized – 2006

2007 – 2016  

  • A Time To Love – 2007

  • Unfinished Business – 2007

  • Yahoo Millionaire – 2007

  • Reloaded – 2008

  • Edikan – 2009

  • Kiss and Tell – 2010

  • Bursting Out – 2010

  • Holding Hope – 2010

  • Memories of War – 2010

  • I’ll Take My Chances – 2011

  • Silver Lining – 2012

  • Forgetting June – 2013

  • Apaye – 2014  

  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door – 2014

  • Don’t Cry For Me – 2015  

  • Ayamma – 2016

Movies Written By Emem Isong

  • Jezebel – 1994

  • Emotional Crack – 2003

  • Enslaved – 2004

  • Promise Me Forever – 2004

  • Blind Obsession – 2005  

  • Darkest Night – 2005

  • Fragile Pain – 2005

  • I Feel U – 2005

  • Games Men Play – 2006

  • A Time to Love – 2007

  • Unfinished Business – 2007

  • Yahoo Millionaire – 2007

  • Bursting Out – 2008

  • Heartbeats – 2008

  • Reloaded – 2008

  • I’ll Take My Chances – 2011

Movies Directed By Emem Isong

  • Champagne – 2014

  • Code of Silence – 2015

Awards And Recognitions Of Emem Isong

  • Best of Nollywood Awards

  • She received the Ntanla Awards

  • Emem Isong was honoured with the Industry Merit Awards.

  • Africa Movie Awards in the category of Best Scriptwriter for the movie Reloaded – 2008

  • City Peoples Award in the categories of Best Producer of the Year – 2008

  • Best Screenplay for the movie Reloaded by the City Peoples Award – 2008

  • ZAFAA Awards for the Best Producer for the movie Memories of my Heart – 2010

  • Eloy Awards, Best Movie Producer of the Year for I’ll Take My Chances – 2011

  • Wow Divas Award for outstanding contribution to raising awareness, understanding, and hope to those affected by autism spectrum disorder and advocating for them through the Silver Lining movie – 2012

  • Nigeria’s Integrity Film Awards – Home Vida for the movie Knocking on the Heavens Door – 2014

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Net Worth Of Emem Isong

According to our source, Emem Isong is estimated to be worth N41 million naira but we are sure she is worth a lot more.

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