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Meet The Team

MEET SOME OF THE TEAM.

Are you curious about the faces behind LiteraNation? Meet some of the awesome team who makes everything we do possible.

FOUNDER

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Benneth Nwankwo

Benneth Nwankwo is a Nigerian Writer, Satirist, Poet, Essayist, Literary Blogger and the Publisher of BN BLOG. Prior to founding LiteraNation, he has been the host of STWB, interviewing prominent figures in the worlds of literature, politics and popular culture.

He is a member of Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos Chapter (ANA Lagos), The PoetryCourt, Penfreaks, and Figures Of Speech Movement.

ADVISORY TEAM

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Pa Ikhide

Pa Ikhide Ikheloa has solid experience delivering literary works both locally and internationally and holds a proven track record in delivering communications strategies, particularly using digital and social media platforms.

He is the Chief of Staff to the Board of Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, (MCPS) USA, where he has been working since 1987, beginning as Business Manager at Gaithersburg High School and as a Budget and Management Specialist for MCPS. Pa Ikhide is a bachelor’s degree holder in Biochemistry from the University of Benin and MBA degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford Mississippi.

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Femi Onileagbon

Femi Onileagbon is a Nigerian Author, Performance poet, Stage Director and the Chairman Association Of Nigerian Authors, Lagos Nigeria.

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BM Dzukogi

BM Dzukogi, born 14th, January 1965, is the pioneer Director-General, Niger State Book Development
Agency, and former General-Secretary, Association of Nigerian
Authors. He founded the Hill-Top Art Centre, Minna in 2004.
He has to his credit ten publications in poetry, short story,
essay, interview, children’s story and aphorism.

He has been an art administrator whose experience span over 20 years both at state and national level. He is responsible for the creation
of many art programmes and platforms which include the Annual Schools Carnival of Arts and Festival of Songs, Nigerian Writers Series, Minna Literary Series, MBA International Literary Colloquium, National Teen Authorship Scheme, Bookhawker and many other literary initiatives in Niger State and Nigeria. Dzukogi is renown for mentoring and publishing teen and young authors groomed at the Hill-Top Art Centre, Minna.

As a writer, he has over the years been in the vanguard of literary development of the school, leading to the introduction of programmes like READ (Reading Educational Activities for Development), Holiday Reading Clinic, Saturday Arts Training Session, Annual Leadership Training at Shere Hills, Jos, Newspaper Reading Scheme, etc.

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Amarachi C. Attamah

Amarachi C. Attamah (Nwadịọramma), is a writer, a performing poet and a broadcaster. She has four literary titles; Tomorrow’s Twist (2007), My Broad Daydream (2011), Making a Difference (2014), and ‘Akụkọ Ifo Nnemochie Kọọrọ m’ (2014). It is a short story anthology she wrote in Igbo Language.

She was awarded the Young Writer of the year in 2011 by Young Creative Writers Society of Nigeria. Also received; ‘Competent Youth Award.’ at the National Youth Summit, Enugu 2015.
On November 28, 2015, she received an Award of Excellence for her promotion of Igbo language and Igbo work from the Anambra Book and Creativity Network (ANBUKRAFT 2015). She is the current vice chairperson of Association of Nigerian Authors, Enugu

CURATORS
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Brenda Nwafor

Brenda Nwafor is a native of Delta State, Nigeria. She is a Bachelor’s Degree holder in Mass Communication from Delta State University. Brenda writes poetry and is currently the Assistant Secretary Association of Nigeria Authors, Lagos chapter.

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Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto studied English Language and Literature at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. His works have won Association Of Nigerian Author’s (Literary Award For Mazariyya Ana Teen Poetry Prize, 2009), National Association Of Students Of English Language and Literary Studies( Certificate of Honour as the Best Student Poet, 2012, Delsu Chapter). He became a runner-up in Etisalat Prize For Literature, Flash fiction,2014 with I Saved My Marriage.

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Adeniyi Adenike

Adeniyi Adenike Superb is a budding writer, an advocate of women rights, girl-child education, disability rights and education for all. Her chivalry for all, makes her an humble egalitarian. She is a speaker that doesn’t talk. And an extreme lover of simplicity.

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Naro Omo-Osagie

Naro Omo-Osagie is a reader, writer and an unemployed editor. She is a graduate of the University of Benin and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Her work has appeared on several sites and in literary journals. She is an alumnus of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop (class of 2015).

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Oluwajuwon Temitope

Oluwajuwon Temitope is a person of the pen and all that revolves around and within the literary boundaries. She studies mass communication at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

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Izuchukwu Onyedibiemma Udokwu

Izuchukwu Onyedibiemma Udokwu is a storyteller, a poet and a fashion designer. He was among the winners of Splendid Literature Series.

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Blessing Igwemadu

Blessing Igwemadu is a fiction and non-fiction writer who strongly believes humanity isn’t dead, all we need do is to let it thrive. She hails from Uli, Anambra and lives in Lagos.

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Blessing Enenaite

Blessing Enenaite is a young writer whose passion is drawn from her desire to disseminate information and to express herself in her own way. She hails from Delta State. A Business Administration graduate from Delta State University, Abraka, she hopes to harness her writing skill striving on creativity, hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Blessing is a believer and lover of God, whom she believes with Him, all things are possible.

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CHARLES DUNCAN

CHARLES DUNCAN (Chechyn) was born on 27 August 1983 at Battlefields, Zimbabwe. He did his primary, secondary and high school education in Zimbabwe. He then enrolled for a diploma in Accounting and Adminstration(ICSA) at Business Environment Services. He later moved to Malawi where he did a chartered accounting diploma(ICAEW) with the Malawi Polytechnic.

He is a poet and author whose works have been published in local newspapers and magazines.

Currently he is working at STL Group as an Admistrator.

He lives in Blantyre, Malawi with his amiable wife and lovely daughter.

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