Chiagozie Nwonwu is a Lagos-based journalist and creative writer. He was the co-founder and managing editor of the quarterly fiction magazine Omenana, which is the foremost speculative fiction magazine in Africa. His interest in journalism has seen him work in various capacities for some of Nigeria's leading online platforms, an experience he took to his current role as a Senior Broadcast Journalist with the BBC's new Igbo Language service.
Chinasa is a beneficiary of the Premier Skills Project. Premier Skills uses football to develop a brighter future for young people around the world, drawing upon the global appeal of the Premier League and its expertise in delivering community programmes in the UK, alongside the British Council’s global network and track record of delivery.
Doofan Kwaghool is a beneficiary of Go Woman Go! a collaboration between British Artist Laura Aldridge and women in Abuja organised by the British Council in Nigeria with the aim of empowering women with new skills and capacities in textile and printmaking.
Michael is a founding partner of Turn Partners, a start-up studio focused on the creation of online businesses. He has experience working with academic, corporate and start-up accelerator programs to support training entrepreneurs in sales and scaling businesses. He is a graduate from Aston Business School where he also received an Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to Entrepreneurship and Enterprise at Aston and in Birmingham, making him the youngest honorary doctorate in the UK.
Efe Paul Azino is one of Nigeria’s best-known performance artists and poets. In 2015, he co-founded West Africa's first international poetry festival, the Lagos International Poetry Festival. Efe is the producer of the spoken word poetry theater production "Finding Home"
He has appeared at the Berlin Poetry Festival, Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival and the Ake Book and Arts Festival amongst others. His poems have been translated into Afrikaans, French, German and Mandarin.
Artist, dancer, choreographer, writer, and director who works primarily across theatre and performance and is increasingly concerned with interactivity, video, sculpture and texture. She has been an artist in residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris as part of a residency organized by 89Plus, co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets with Julie Boukobza; at the Villa Empain in Brussels; and at the University of Florida.
Fidelis Duker is an award-winning filmmaker. He has an MBA in International Business from the Crawford University.
Fidelis has produced and Directed several award winning motion picture contents. He is presently the regional secretary general of FEPACI for West Africa and the MD/CEO of FAD MEDIA GROUP owners of FAD FM 93.1 Calabar, Abuja International Film Festival, FAD Productions Ltd and FAD Publishing Ltd.
Hauwa Liman is an inspector with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a creative entrepreneur and also the founder of the IMPACT NIGERIA PROJECT. A platform that inspires, empowers and mentors youths to realize their full potentials and also impact communities through networking, collaboration and active youth volunteerism. Her vision is to see youth unemployment tackled through intensive early entrepreneurship education and vocational training.
Henry Bassey is currently Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank PLC. He is a seasoned marketing strategist and brand builder with strong leadership skills and over 20 years marketing communications experience in the competitive Nigerian, South African and UK markets.
His previous work experience span global consulting firms, Gallup Poll and Nielsen, as well Digibrands and Insight Communications (A Publicis groupe company) where he delivered market share growth for world-class organisations.