Meet the Team

Soyem (pronounced: sor-yem) Osakwe is the publisher of Nollywood Observer.

A keen observer of the budding Nigerian movie industry, Soyem started blogging about Nollywood in August 2014. Her interest in Nigerian films propelled her to start a conversation online; where she discusses Africa’s biggest film industry – Nollywood. The blog is a mixture of movie news, film reviews, television series, interviews independent features & opinions, celebrity news and giant strides in the industry­­.

Career & Work

Soyem Osakwe is a versatile and creative marketing communications professional who has tackled and excelled at a full spectrum of marketing communications roles including Social Media Marketing & Management; Public Relations; Editorial Writing; Content Strategy; Branding; Project Management and Corporate Communications.

Professionally, she is dedicated to assisting businesses, achieve growth through new communication initiatives and the design and execution of innovative media programs. After spending nearly, a decade working in marketing communications for multinational brands and startups, Soyem, knows what truly drives conversions, and it’s how well you connect with the people you’re trying to reach.

Her articles have been featured in Business Day, Punch & The Guardian newspapers.

Soyem has a Masters degree in Marketing Communications from Pan-Atlantic University, and a B.Sc. in, Mass Communication.





Ifesinachi Okpagu:  Aside from wishing she could travel more often, and she would stop answering questions nobody ever asks, Ifesinachi is a creative mom who gets unduly bored when she’s working on one thing at a time. She was educated at Queens College, Lagos and at the University of Benin where she obtained a BA in Fine and Applied Arts. She also has a Master’s from the Pan-Atlantic University. In her regular life, Ifesinachi is a marketing communications executive. The Domestication of Munachi is her first novel but she has also written several stories, some of which have appeared in publications like Sentinel Nigeria and Saraba Magazine. Ifesinachi has also written/produced several screenplays for the big screen and television. send her a mail on Visit her website: and leave a comment.

Chinwe (Chukwu) Obinwanne (CCS)
Chinwe Obinwanne is first a storyteller and a journalist. Currently doubling as the Director of Operations for male clothing Dozzy Couture and international freelance copywriter, Chinwe believes that life is interesting if we live it one day at a time. You can reach her via email or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Chinedu Anarado is an integrated communications practitioner with ten years experience spanning journalism, development communication and advocacy, corporate communication, public relations, digital communication/web content management. You can send him a mail or follow him on twitter @ChineduAnarado

Rejoice Abutsa is a 22-year-old  aspiring Filmmaker and a big dreamer. She’s also a ‘Theatre and film’ arts graduate from the University of Jos, Nigeria.