Nollywood screenwriter, publicist & blogger Bola Aduwo is Ladybrille Magazine’s Woman of the Month of October! A trained broadcaster who worked as a Senior producer in the nation’s capital, Abuja on Kapital FM 92.9, ( a station under the Federal Radio Corporation Of Nigeria), Aduwo discovered her flair for writing after her former school mate Emem Isong, made her realize her gift.
Raised in the same household as her famed fashion designer cousin, Duro Olowu, (designer to Michelle Obama, Uma Thurman, Linda Evangelista amongst others), after she lost her father died in a car accident at a tender age, Bola Aduwo would later team up with Isong to co-write many Nollywood’s hit screen plays such as ‘A Minute to Midnite'(1997), ‘Hit & Run'(1998) and ‘For Real’ etc.’ In 2005, she left her job with the Federal Radio Corporation (FRCN) in Abuja and moved to Lagos to pursue her passion first for writing, then as a publicist. She has since co-written even more successful screenplays for movies such as ‘Reloaded,’ ‘Guilty Pleasures,’ ‘Bursting Out,’ and ‘I’ll Take My Chances.’ In recent times, she wrote ‘Code of Silence,’ a film about rape, which is now screening in theaters across Nigeria and available online. An avid blogger & publicist, Bola is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month for October 2015, and she joins host Ms. Uduak to discuss her career trajectory so far and the business of writing in Nollywood.
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