Authors

'Kego Onyido (Juno)

I’d love to refer to myself as a writer but I sincerely can’t. I’m merely a collector of stories. I remember ditching school in Lagos, Nigeria, to sit with street hawkers under Ojuelegba bridge or take multiple bus rides just to hear, share and collect stories. People simply fascinate me.

I hold multiple degrees and certificates, including a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the university of Lagos. I am a serial student and life is my university. Certifiably unemployable because I’m interested in too many unrelated things and so I run my own Wealth Management Practice. I currently live in Canada with my family. I still hold Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God responsible for my addiction to the written word. And, Oh yes, I still take those multiple bus rides!

'Namdi Awa-Kalu

I am a law student at the London School of Economics, but I grew up in Lagos and have missed Nigeria for every one of the six years I have been away. I try to communicate this sense of displacement and relocation in all my work at present. I write for a generation not unwelcome abroad but nonetheless missing parts of the spirit that are forever entangled with home.

'Wole Olayinka

‘Wole Olayinka, a law student, loves to write fiction and hopes
to pioneer a new genre of African fiction with his works.

‘Niyi Immanuel

A. A. Rufai

Rufai writes from Nigeria.

A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett was born in the coastal city of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. His first book, a collection of short stories titled ‘From caves of rotten teeth’, was published in 2005. His short fiction has been published in the print magazines Nigeria Monthly and Farafina, and on several online magazines, amongst which are laughterloaf, barfingfrog.com, fictionville.net, laurahird.com and stickmanreview.com. He was a winner of the 2005 BBC World Short Story Competition.

Abayomi Ogunniyi

Abayomi Ogunniyi says of his poetry: “My love for poetry is very strong, whereby i consider it a page of my life. I am aspiring to create positive values as a poet to my world.” He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Abayomi Zeal Akinmade

Abayomi Zeal Akinmade is a student of English and Literary Studies at Kogi state University, Anyigba.

Abdullahi Arebi

Abdullahi Arebi is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos. He has a passion for reading and writing. You can find more of his work on shadesofourlives.com

Abdulrahman M. Abu-yaman

Abdulrahman M. Abu-yaman is a Nigerian poet amateur artist. He studied Economics at IBB University, Lapai. A collector of autobiography, and a student of fashion, he participated in the Abuja Literary Society Poetry Slam 2016. His poems have appeared in London Grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Tuck Magazine, Brittle Paper, and is forthcoming in Asian Signature where he will be featured as a contemporary world poet.