In 2006, Isong Oguamanam was one of the winners in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Commonwealth Writers is the cultural programme of the Commonwealth Foundation. The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1965, resourced by and reporting to Commonwealth governments, and guided by Commonwealth values and priorities.

IN 2008 Uduak Oguamanam graduated from the University of Leicester with a Master’s of Arts degree in New Media and Society, in 2008/2009. Uduak received an invitation in 2008, to attend the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus in Berlin, Germany on the strength of one of her screenplays ‘Unfinished Business.’

In 2010, Isong Oguamanam directed her first short film To Live Again. It was adapted from her short film which was published by Farafina magazine based in Lagos. Co-founded Royal Arts Academy and served as Head of School till 2013 when she resigned to set up her own production company.

IN 2011 After several screenplays, Uduak Isong produced her first feature film ‘Okon Lagos’ in 2011, which went on to become a household name, leading her to produce its sequels ‘Okon Goes To School’(2013) and ‘Lost In London’ (2017)

In August 2012, Uduak got selected by the British Council to attend the UK-Nigeria Creative World Partnership programme London, UK. She also attended the directors’ workshop at Raindance in the UK. Isong Oguamanam tackles societal issues through her work. ‘To Live Again’, deals with the stigmatization faced by people living with HIV. In 2012, she produced and co-wrote Kokomma which tackled female sexual abuse. Her film, Fine Girl (2016), is the story of a young girl who turns to prostitution to save her dying father.

In 2014, she launched her own production company, Closer Pictures which produced the feature films ‘Falling’(2015), ‘Fine Girl’(2016), ‘Lost in London’(2017), ‘Getting Over Him’(2018), ‘Two steps Back’(2017), Desperate Housegirls’ (2015), and many more.

In 2017, Uduak Isong was the only Nigerian selected and featured in the OSIWA ‘Extraordinary Women In Africa’ documentary. This documentary film traced the everyday lives of five women in the region and the opening of a photo exhibition, to emphasize the exceptional contribution of everyday women to development in West Africa.

In 2018, she produced the blockbuster ‘Getting Over Him’, which was directed by Desmond Eliot. It starred Majid Michael, Matilda Obaseki, Deyemi Okanlawan and Bimbo Ademoye As a storyteller, her primary objective is to provoke, prod, stimulate debate and possibly, influence paradigm shifts. Her method is to couch universal social issues in comedy, romance and other light- hearted fare so that people can be fed the truth while laughing and

having fun. Her films are borrowed from reality and like real life, swings between the highs and lows we all experience.

In 2020, Uduak enrolled for a masters program in Film at the University of Kent, UK.