New story in FIYAH Magazine!

I am super thrilled to have a story in FIYAH magazine, a publication that I’ve admired since its inception. “The Daemon King of Engim” was written while I was at the Clarion West workshop last year. The idea for this story come from a Hausa folktale but the final product is so far removed from the tale that I doubt it’s worth the mention. “The Daemon King of Engim” is a story about a girl, a deity and wrestling. Charles Payseur says it’s “delightful, and definitely recommended!

Really thankful to Troy Wiggins and the rest of the FIYAH team!

Buy FIYAH issue #9 here!

Watch the trailer for Beyond Tolerance!

Still can’t believe that Amaka Vanni and I produced a feature documentary examininng the survival of traditional culture in Nigeria and its contribution to political and socio-economic development. In Beyond Tolerance, we follow the lives of two young Nigerians adhering to the Ifa/Orisha worship system and find a community thriving in spite of negative stereotypes and discrimination. Beyond Tolerance was screened in Lagos at the Aké Arts and Book Festival 2018 and in Abuja at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing team and the support of Ifagbenusola Popoola, Ayinke Adefemi, Dubi Imevbore, Ike Nwakamma among others. See the trailer here.

If you’d like to screen Beyond Tolerance at your event or festival, feel free to contact me.

Debug analysed by Zaynabtyty Quadri

OkadaBooks has been supportive of my writing and it’s both humbling and exciting. They reviewed my flash fiction “Debug” (published by Omenana) for their Literally…What’s Hot? series on Bella Naija. Here’s what Zaynabtyty had to say This flash fiction about a Robin-hood house-girl who just happens to be a robot is a must read! Debug

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Yoyin of the Captivating Form

One story of mine that seems to be quite popular is “Yoyin of the Captivating Form”. Published in Expound Magazine, “Yoyin of the Captivating Form” tells the love story of The Man Who Used to Be a Hunter and Yoyin. The reception and positive feedback this story has received really leads me to believe that

Masiyaleti Mbewe: “We should rather be talking about ‘pan-African futurism'”

I interviewed my friend and fellow writer of African speculative fiction Masiyaleti Mbewe for Perspectives magazine. Masiyaleti is a writer, activist and photographer based in Namibia. We talked about pan-African futurism as the future of our continent, queerness and Masiyaleti’s work which draws from her experiences living in various African countries. Here’s a snippet of