Caleb Okereke is a Nigerian journalist based in Kampala, Uganda. He’s the Managing Editor and Co-Founder at Minority Africa and has extensive reporting work experience including with the AFP. He has written for CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, The Guardian UK, and VICE News and is a correspondent with Heidi.
Tobi Abiodun is a spoken word poet born and raised in Benin City. His poetry cuts across the personal, social and political. Tobi is a multiple slam champion with titles in major Nigerian cities including Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. His poems have appeared on Nantygreens, Odour of Death Anthology, Memento: An Anthology of Contemporary Poets, Feral and are forthcoming elsewhere.
He has produced works for Oando Plc, Hewlett-Packard (hp), Guinness Plc, etc.
Tobi is the face behind the viral Heritage Bank Pidgin Spoken Word Poetry advert.
Amanda Madumere is a writer, photojournalist, and product designer whose life’s work exists at the intersection of storytelling, design, and activism.
She is an alumnus of the Nairobi Writing Academy. Her works have been exhibited at ArtX Lagos, LagosPhoto Festival, The Peace Exhibit, For Creative Girls, Savage, etc.
Ademola Adefolami is a storyteller, curator, and content strategist. Having worked as Marketing Manager at Ouida Books, where he was responsible for book promotion designs and distribution campaigns for authors like Feyi Olubodun, Hadiza El-Rufai, Frankie Edozien, Ayo Oyeku, in April 2019, he was selected for King’s College, London’s Creative Industries Development seminar in Lagos. He was selected as a new voice on book publishing and distribution. In 2019, he was Festival Coordinator for the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival. The same year, he moderated a panel tagged Nonfiction And The Writer’s Prerogative at the Festival. Also, in the same year, he moderated another panel titled Intimacy And The Exploration Of Self: New Nonfiction Writing at Ake Festival. His writings have been published in New Orleans Review, Prosopisia Magazine, Anathema Magazine, Entropy Magazine, New York Literary Magazine, Ynaija, The Rustin Times, Folio Nigeria, Ebedi Review, Ktravula, to mention a few. He is a freelance consultant and coordinator for Quramo Publishing Limited’s annual Quramo Festival of Words.
Temilade Dorcas Alonge is a Writer, Poet, PR Enthusiast, Digital Strategist, and Social Media Expert, Layo as she is popularly called is regarded as the Herald of Global Brands. She is a graduate of Mass Communication, National Diploma, Yaba College of Technology. Layo is repairing breaches and positioning brands for global Visibility, a global Brand birthing Brand for Global Transformation. Beyond Media, Marketing Communications, and PR, Temilade is a serial volunteer, she is driven with the passion to promote Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Mental Health Advocacy.
She is a Political Enthusiast and has served as a grassroots youth advocate building capacities in youth participation in politics and has served as a youth advocate in many fields. She believes in impacting visibility and Positioning for global Impacts through Writing, Art, Media, and Youth Participation. Layo writes on mental health, social issues, art, and her personal experiences. She currently practices as a Digital Marketing Executive and PR Expert for Zerctech Consults and serves as a Virtual Assistant for Achievable Dream Academy.
Odiase David Osaodion, known as The 78th Psalmist, is a Nigerian poet and Creative writer, Famed for his command of wordplays, metaphors, and sarcasm. David is the founder of Pun nation, an online platform founded for helping creatives hone their skills in double entendre and wordplays, and has groomed over 200 trainees from different countries since inception. He has lectured at various workshops and continues to facilitate Masterclasses. In 2016, his poem “paniolo” was shortlisted among the top ten entrants for the Nigerian Student Poetry Prize. In 2021 he was part of contributors to the West-Africa to west Oakland poetry exchange. David was also Ranked Second of the Top 10 Nigeria Young Poets for 2020 by BN Magazine.
He is considered as one of Nigeria’s Most Sort after Young Performance Poets.
Tọ́pẹ́-ẸniỌbańkẹ́ Adégòkè is a traveller, literary critic and writer from Ibadan, Nigeria. Tọ́pẹ́ is the co-publisher of Fortunate Traveller, a travel journal. He writes for Wawa Book Review, Abuja, and Africa in Words. He enjoys travelling and cooking. @LiteraryGansta is his alter ego on Twitter. His chapbook of travels across Africa, Transacting Stories: Markets, People and Places, has been exhibited at the 2019 AfriCologne Festival, Germany and the 12th Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography, Mali.
Ese Emmanuel is a [Nigerian] reader and writer, among other things.
Diana Etuk is a writer/spoken words artist that believes in using the power of words and storytelling to touch the lives of others. She’s actively involved in telling stories about the darkness in society that will in turn provoke a revolution for good in the mind of her listeners. She’s also a member of poets in lasgidi, a platform for poets in Lagos to come together and play with words.
Matthew Blaise is a 22-year-old Non-binary and openly gay Nigerian who is a passionate advocate of LGBTQ+ rights. Their activism aims to challenge and change the harmful norms and prejudicial views of Nigerians towards sexuality and gender as well as create discussions about sexuality and gender in all the largest media spaces on the continent. They are a nominee in The Future Awards Africa for leading conversations, Winner, SOGIESC activist of 2020, a Women Deliver Young Leader, Trustee at Report out, and convener of the Queer healing space. They also have appearances on British Vogue, The Continent, BBC, Outmagazine, Pinknews, TheDailyBeast.
Juliet Nnaji is a notable Poet, Content Developer for Whispa, Author of two books, and the anchor for “Poetry In Motion”; a website for poets to connect. She has performed at some notable events, including Moonlight tales 2019, Cedar Fest 2020, and LABAF 2018 & 2020. Her poem “If The Country is a Book” was personally read and selected by Prof. Wole Soyinka to be performed at the World poetry day event 2019 organized by provides bank. When she is not charming people with her smile, reading, writing, or connecting with people, she loves cooking delicacies.
Ifeanyi Bernard is a Spoken word Poet. He began his journey in poetry in 2013. He became a national slam champion in 2015 when he won the “Be Blessed (Bb10) poetry writing competition and Slam” held at the University of Ibadan. In 2016, he won the Sceptre award for best spoken word poet in Nigeria. Ifeanyi Bernard has graced many stages with his poetry performances. He was among the 80 poets that performed at the 80th Birthday anniversary of Professor Wole Soyinka. He also actively participated in Festival Poetry Calabar (FPC) 2016, organized by Poets In Nigeria (PIN).
Oluwapelumi Adejoke Grillo known as Lummygrillo is a student of the prestigious Lagos State University in pursuit of a degree in Humanities, as well as Advocacy. Goes without saying that she is an advocate, a blogger, compere, public speaker, audio transcriber, writer, stage actor, content creator, social media influencer, and Teens coach.
She has served —yet serves— on various platforms. Relevantly, she is the current public relations officer of National Union Of Lagos Division Student (NULDS); 18/19 treasurer of Lagos Division Student; assistant program manager for an international mentorship hub known as Liberty Career and Mentorship Academy; one-time coordinator of the South-West Region, Inspire Community Network, Nigeria; ambassador and student representative for Haley Health, and Youth Amplified; two-time representative of the Ecowas Youth Summit; a member of the Sanwo-Olu publicity team; vice president of History Frame Epic (a cultural organization whose core aim is to preserve and nourish the African culture); a writer with indigenous African writing known as ITANWA, Guest Speaker at Lagos Talk year 2018; SDGs school ambassador; a certificate holder from USAID on Global Health. She is set to launch her debut novel titled ‘Boomerang’, a prose work that seeks to illuminate the pitch-dark ills of the society as well as the blurry images painted on issues like sexual harassment by the society, particularly in the light of the male gender being sexually molested.
Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi is a Nigerian writer and researcher interested in different forms of creative writing and expression, Gender and Sexuality, Cultural studies, and Film studies. Her work explores diverse themes, such as the complexities of human nature and being. Ebukun enjoys life writing, performing arts, watching documentaries, listening to Bob Marley, and discovering old and new African music. She is also the Manager of the spring Women Authors Prize – an annual prize dedicated to discovering and promoting female Nigerian authors. She’s on Twitter & IG @ibukunwrites.
Ugonna Eronini is the Founder/Lead Creator at AOB – An Owerri Babe, an independent digital publication that curates and promotes experiences that inspire conversations for and by black women through art, fashion, and feminist musings. She was also a co-curator at the maiden edition of TEDxFUTO, creative director at The Thrift Hub and owns Inmeforyou – a personal lifestyle blog geared towards sharing her lived experiences to help young persons be the best version of themselves. Driven by her passion for social and economic advocacy for young women, Ugonna organized D.I.S.K.O, a physical event held in Owerri where conversations expanded on topics around feminism, entrepreneurship, personal development, and self-reliance, which encouraged young women to own their power. In 2017, she was featured on the back page of The Sun Newspaper after she wrote to one of her favorite columnists. During her time as an undergraduate, she actively collaborated on several projects and events which helped shape her personality and build her resilience. She likes to describe herself as a community curator as she enjoys connecting people with worthwhile experiences that solidify their trust in a product or service. She is a writer, creator, brand strategist, fashion stylist, and part-time bathroom musician. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, binge-watching movies, reading fictional novels, singing out loud, and cooking for herself. Ugonna is always creating or building something.
Tsakpa Charles Junior is a writer, who strongly believes that our individual experiences knit a familiar story in all of us. He loves writing and reading stories because it allows him to connect on a deeper level to the life around him beyond the peripheral contact of everyday life. He shares most of his writing on Instagram @foll.owjunior. His article on mental health was featured in the first edition of project 9ja magazine.