Dr Emman Shehu was born in Kaduna, Nigeria, during its period as the capital of the old Northern Region. He has a Master of Arts degree in African Literature. While he was working with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Sokoto and at the same time looking to starting a career in television/film production, he saw an advertisement in West Africa magazine for a screenwriting course in London. He applied and fortunately got an NTA sponsorship.
In 2001, he got involved in a British Council screenwriting workshop.
Dr. Shehu is the Director of International Institute of Journalism in Abuja and he was the President of the Association of Nigerian Authors Abuja. He is a dominant voice and personality in the civil society. He is the founder of the Abuja writer’s forum.