Osuebi Jehoshaphat Chinonso

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Osuebi Jehoshaphat Chinonso was born on December 19th in northern Nigeria and grew up spending almost the same amount of time in both east and northern Nigeria.

His father, Andrew, and mother, Sa’adatu, are businesspeople in Northern Nigeria. Osuebi grew up with them. Growing up, Chinonso wanted to be a Banker like his uncle but fell in love with books after reading Oliver Twist. Something from the book made him want to read more books, and shortly after, he started writing and telling stories before meeting the cinema.

Despite societal expectations, Osuebi Chinonso was determined to follow his creative passions. He initially studied  Computer Science, a field that was considered more ‘practical ‘, but his heart was set on writing and making movies. His journey is a testament to his unwavering determination and belief in his creative abilities. 

The campus was his learning ground, as he became more interested in writing and making movies. He wrote his first film with a friend, “ALONE;” since then, he has written more than five feature films and made his screen debut in the movie Lion Heart

After getting his BSc in computer science, Chinonso became an OAP at Jordan FM. He created and hosted a show, “Real Matters”, where he and his crew discussed matters affecting Nigerians and advised listeners on how to proceed with their issues. 

Osuebi’s professional journey has been marked by significant growth and achievements. After his stint in radio, he took on the role of editorial assistant at Leadership Newspaper’s Sunday insert, Levogue Magazine, a testament to his versatility and adaptability. He further honed his craft by studying creative writing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a milestone in his journey as a writer and filmmaker.

He cannot be pigeonholed, as he has delved into project management and story editing. He has successfully managed top projects in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and Canada, while assisting other writers in developing and creating more engaging movies and scripts.