Xavier IGHORODJE is an award-winning screenwriter and producer resident in Nigeria. He is the screenwriter of the documentary short – A WILL OF IRON, which won a SUNDANCE award for short documentary in 2014, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. His short film – The truth about B.A.E, won best cinematography, best screenplay, best directing and best actress in a lead role in the Lagos 48-hr film challenge in 2015, which earnt him and his team the chance to represent Nigeria at the world-wide festival in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2016. With over 4000 + minutes of primetime Nigerian TV writing to his credit, he has worked on either creating, head writing or story editing 60,000+ minutes of story on primetime Nigerian TV, having worked on nearly all of MNET’s Africa Magic Showcase’s hit Telenovela series.
Currently, he is the creator and head writer of the dramatic political thriller – COVENANT, an MNET 260 episodes Telenovela that premiered on the 3rd of October, 2022, currently on air. He is the creator, head writer and co-writer of the highly anticipated Netflix original SHANTY TOWN. He is also the creator, head writer and show runner for the TV show “Big Book of Lies” premiering on Accelerate TV, last quarter of 2022. He is credited with creating and writing companion materials for Burna Boy’s Grammy award winning album – TWICE AS TALL, 2020. He has a particular passion for stories that explore African identity in various genres, especially its religions and spirituality.