Bode Asiyanbi, the brain behind the story of ‘Chief Daddy’ produced by EbonyLife Film,
won his third award in play-writing from BBC International Play-writing Competition shortly after the cinema release of ‘Chief Daddy.’
The trained Biochemist and graduate of the University of Ife, ended 2018 on a high by winning the Georgi Markov prize for the most promising script, in the BBC International Play-writing Competition.
The prize is in honour of BBC World Service journalist and writer Georgi Markov, who championed freedom of creative expression.
According to BBC, Bode’s interest in writing grew after he was selected as one of the winners in the now defunct BBC African Performance radio drama series.
In 2005, he won BBC Africa Performance Play-writing competition with the play ‘Big Dialed’
A big shout out to our writer @bodeasiyanbi. He wrote Chief Daddy. Great work Bode. You made our story funny and relatable. Shows continue to be sold out. So everyone it’s New Year’s Eve – go watch Chief Daddy and laugh your way into 2019 😂😂😂😂 #ChiefDaddyMovie #WhosYourDaddy #PGMOVIE #NowInCinemas #FamilyMovie #SeasonsGreetings
Six years after, in 2011, the young Nigerian again won BBC Africa Performance Play-writing competition with the play ‘Shattered.’