Emmanuel Effiong Johnson is a Nigerian researcher, filmmaker and writer. 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: An autoethnography of researcher and student reflection in international student experience


Main interests

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



Effiong Johnson, Ofonime Johnson, Katherine Wimpenny, Duncan Clark, Martin Luther King jr, Ken Fero, James Baldwin, Krzysztof Kieślowski

Notable Works

Parallel Identity (2015), To Grow a Tree (2019), Becoming Nigerian (2022)

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