Theresa Ikoko, photographed at the Guardian Newspaper Photo studios. Theresa Ikoko scripted the six-part television adaptation of DJ Target's 2018 book Grime Kids, which focused on the rise of a fictional group of young teenagers growing up in the early 2000s, dreaming of being able to make their voice heard through music. Filming took place in East London and the series is due to broadcast on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer later in November 2023. Theresa Ikoko is a British playwright and screenwriter of Nigerian descent. Her play Girls, about three girls abducted by terrorists in northern Nigeria, won the Alfred Fagon Award and other awards.
Ikoko later gained greater nationwide recognition, in 2019, for co-writing the feature-length coming-of-age drama Rocks with Clarie Wilson, which earned Ikoko a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 74th British Academy Film Awards in 2021.