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Onyeka Nwelue (born 31 January 1988) is a Nigerian filmmaker, talk show host, cultural anthropologist, professor and author whose book, Hip-Hop is Only for Children won the Creative Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Writers’ Awards. He adapted his novella, Island of Happiness into an Igbo language film, Agwaetiti Obiụtọ and won Best Feature Film by a Director at 2018 Newark International Film Festival, and went on to be nominated for Best First Feature Film by a Director and the Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language at the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards. Island of Happiness was inspired by true events in Oguta.. Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has compared him to American writer, Ishmael Reed.

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