Emmanuel Effiong Johnson is a Nigerian filmmaker, writer and researcher. He is committed to research on identity, belonging and ways of learning. He is currently a Doctoral researcher at Coventry University, where he immerses himself in the reality of Nigerian student experience in the UK.


Emmanuel Disu Effiong Johnson

12 November 1994

Abuja, Nigeria


Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria


Coventry University [BA, MA, PhD (ongoing)]

EF Cambridge [University Foundation Diploma]

Bright Stars Model Secondary School [GCE Ordinary Level]


Becoming Nigerian: A Performance of Identity and Belonging among Nigerian students

Main interests

Identity, Belonging, Learning, Education, Film, Media, Communication, Nigerian/African Lived Experience, Art-Research

Notable Works

Parallel Identity (2015), To Grow a Tree (2019), The In-Between Space (2022)

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