Cisi Eze is a Lagos-based journalist at Western Post Nigeria, writer, comic artist, and graphic designer. A media and justice fellow of the Business Alii Foundation, she feels strongly about LGBTQIA rights, feminism, gender issues, and mental health.
She is a guest contributor on Bella Naija. Also, she has works published on Kalahari Review, Holaafrica, Mounting the Moon, and 14: An Anthology of Queer Art Volume 1 and 2.
Cici’s art is created with the intent of challenging beliefs society has clutched to its chest like it were a medal. She uses her blog – Shades of Cisi, her podcast – We Said It, and her online radio show – Stirring the Waters as other platforms to make this happen.
Gbenga Aborowa is a presenter with an attractive personality, a clear voice and great presentation skills, Qualities he honed during his Degree course in Mass Communication from INTI International University Malaysia. For four years he co-anchored the Lets Talk Show on 99.3 Nigeria info FM, a talk show that addresses local and international news, current affairs and topical issues. He also co-anchors Diplomatic Info which presents hot-topic discussions on politics, business, newsmakers, global trends, present-day conflicts, dangers and challenges facing our world. Interviewing top diplomats, ambassadors, captains of industries and the movers and shakers in society. Some of the assignments he has embarked upon in the course of his duty were the coverage of the World Music Festival in Santiago Chile and Embarking on the South American Tour with Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 and the Economist Summit in Lagos.
He also Co-Anchored Hello Nigeria Show (Wazobia Max TV DSTV 259) a daily news program that does a number of reports on particular subjects such as current events or activities, arts, restaurants, non-profits and everything that would pertain to features on various topics/
Gbenga is a reputed Compere/Anchor for high profile events such as conferences, seminars and product programs such as Connect Nigeria’s Business Trade Fair, Central Bank of Nigeria Card Expo & Dinner at the Eko Hotel and Suites and Edge Student Summit at the Muson Centre, nomination party for the future awards, Committee of R-Business industry heads annual retreat amongst other high profile events.
Chinyere Elizabeth Okoroafor studied English and Literature at Abia State University, Uturu and freelanced for the defunct Entertainment Express. After university, she previously worked at Alimosho mail, a community newspaper in Lagos, where she reported on effects of dirty environment, poor healthcare stories and other issues affecting the community. She attended Nigerian Institute of Journalism in Lagos for her Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Currently, she freelances at The Nation newspaper, where she writes on human interest stories. Chinyere is an art of word enthusiast. She believes that the capacity of words to make someone happy or sad impresses her so much. For her, words are like math wherein one has to master and know a workable formula to deliver the right message. She is also obsessed with eating healthy and losing weight. A link to one of her work sample http://thenationonlineng.net/dropped-school-save-family-starvation/
NWANGENE Christian .W. is a broadcast journalist and has been working with a leading national radio for years as a reporter and editor. He is a Human rights/gender/development activist and has written impact stories on women empowerment, gender equality, and HIV/AIDS. More recently, He has become passionate about LGBT issues in Nigeria. His reports are geared towards stimulating social action. His special report on child defilement in Enugu State was part of the media effort that set the agenda for a government which led to positive outcomes. He holds BA in mass communication from Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra state. He lives in Enugu, Nigeria.
Ibrahim Olalekan is a trained and tech-savvy journalist who uses both traditional and new media to tell stories about health, women, education, agriculture, and technology. He has been writing professionally since 2007 and has freelanced for national dailies which include The Nation, The Punch, and The Sun.
Olalekan bagged a degree in Journalism from the University of Lagos and has participated in local journalism and new media training. In 2012, Olalekan earned himself a Certificate of Recognition from the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS), for his works on ending HIV/AIDS in Africa. Olalekan Ibrahim presently lives in Abuja, Nigeria.
MUSA Jibril has been a professional journalist since 2007 and is known for undercover reports http://sunnewsonline.com/sleaze-in-the-court-rot-in-the-prisons/
and general-interest features http://sunnewsonline.com/osun-osogbo/
He hunts for big stories that x-ray social dynamics and human relationships. His reportage brews new perspectives that challenge societal norms. He writes magazine-style and his professional peers acknowledged he has mastery of the human-angle story. Jibril’s writing has been published mostly in Weekend Sun (Ghana) and Saturday Sun (Nigeria). He is a book editor. His novel about social group discrimination will be published soon. Jibril studied mass communication at Ahmadu Bello University. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
Peter Okeugo is a journalist and human rights activist, whose reporting secured the release of underage girls abducted by the Bauchi Shari’ah Commission in Northern Nigeria, forcefully converted to Islam and arranged in marriage to older men. He is a former delegate to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, New York, and the Project Lead for AVoice4Us, an innovative civic media solution to increase human rights reporting and advocate for social justice as well as human rights protection in Nigeria. Peter is a 2017 Associate Fellow of the Civic Hive Nigeria; and Fellow of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the US Consulate General, Lagos, respectively. In September 2017, he was selected by the UNESCO to develop objectives, strategies and action plans for greater involvement of the youth and social enterprises in biosphere reserves, globally, at the first ever 2017 MAB Youth Forum in Italy. Peter was nominated for the 2016 Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards under the Positive Youth Influencer category. As a result of his efforts in youth mentoring and development, he was awarded the 2015 Associate Fellowship of the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In 2014, Peter represented Nigeria at the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge in Amsterdam. His ideas were pivotal to designing a sustainability model for Shake the World, a South Africa-based social enterprise, which helps to eradicate poverty and provide employment for local women in KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. He is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders’ Program of the YALI Regional Leadership Center, Accra, West Africa (an initiative of ex-US President, Barrack Obama, for young African leaders).
Joseph Oluwadare: in a country were young people tend to be less empowered and represented and unable to have their voice heard in public and in policy-making Joseph Oluwadare is a human rights activist and camera handler with NTA since 2015, he was born in the city of Lagos and currently living in Abuja the capital of Nigeria. As a comrade reformer, he stands out among other activists to fight for the voiceless, students and harassment of LGBT people on campus. His area of focus for the year is on social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. Due to the risk of being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. He graduated from Osun State Polytechnic Iree.