Chichi Nwoko is the Executive Producer of Hey, What’s ON (HWO), a New York and Lagos-based multi-media consulting and production company. She began her career in the media and broadcast industry over 20 years ago in the United States working for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX TV Network Affiliates.
Nwoko also worked as the Country Manager of Kwese Free Sports, a Free-to-Air broadcast channel in Nigeria. She has worked with major sports franchises like the FIFA World Cup, Premier League, NBA and NFL. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Sports Rights and Media Partnerships for Integral, a sport marketing company and as a consultant for Livespot360.
Nwoko also worked with Optima Media Group (OMG) as the Deputy Director of International Sponsorship and Sales and Group’s Development Strategy where she spearheaded the production of the Fremantle franchise, Idols in Nigeria with Rapid Blue. She built the framework that allowed the company to produce X Factor and Nigeria’s Got Talent. She was the Executive Producer and the Producer of the CBS franchise “Kids Say The Darndest Things” in Nigeria.
Nwoko is one of the producers of the feature film, “Lion Heart”, Netflix’s first West African original acquisition. She is the recipient of the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role as a producer in the feature Film “Road To Yesterday”.
Her achievements have been recognized by numerous organizations and media, including Forbes Africa Magazine and The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME) in New York, who named her as an “Executive to Watch”. In 2018, she was named top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent.
She is an Ivy League graduate from Columbia University in New York City, where she studied International Politics and African Studies.