Ihuoma Ofordire

First generation Nigerian-American writer, Ihuoma Ofordire was born and raised in Washington, DC to immigrant parents. One of seven children, Ofordire pulls her creativity from her multi-cultural childhood, fusing a blend of her West African roots and her east coast upbringing. Always fascinated by music, books, and film, as a young adult she plunged headfirst into an artistic lifestyle, delving, and cultivating crafts such as acting and fine arts. After graduating from North Carolina A&T with a BS in Journalism & Mass Communications, Ofordire moved across the country to pursue a career in entertainment. Shortly after arriving in Hollywood, she scrabbled to discover the true depth of her creativity. Ofordire tried her hand in acting as well as developing scripts that were thought- provoking with a purposeful directive.

A fresh new voice, Ofordire’s writing and producing work includes award winning and critically acclaimed independent films. Her diverse background is evident in her unique and imaginative storytelling.

In 2020 Ofordire has sparked early Emmy buzz surrounding her brilliantly written episode 8 on HBO’s LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, which is one of the most talked about new series on tv! Using her exquisite writing style, Ofordire also contributed to FX’s SNOWFALL writing room during Season 4. With a keen eye for storytelling and exploring multidimensional characters, Ofordire plans are to continue her directing and writing endeavors in the future. She is currently developing multiple projects, that will revolutionize and propel diversity for women of color.

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