“Fruit of the Calabash” in Brittle Paper’s Africanfuturist Anthology!

I know writers are often advised not to write stories based on dreams but this is advice I tend to ignore. “Fruit of the Calabash” is something I initially dreamed of, I recall hastily jotting down memories of the creepy dream before it faded. This was long before it grew to become this story about fertility (or the lack thereof), the desire for children and stars.

Many thanks to Wole Talabi for inviting me to submit to the Africanfuturist Anthology and for carefully editing my story. You can read my story by clicking on the button below or if you prefer to, download the entire anthology (PDF) here.

Read “Fruit of the Calabash” now!

Read “To Say Nothing of Lost Figurines”

New story alert! I’m in the Dominion anthology of speculative fiction with awesome writers like Nuzo Onoh, Suyi Davies Okungbowa and Dilman Dila.

In 2018, I was accepted into the Clarion West workshop (and my drive to continue writing was refilled). “To Say Nothing of Lost Figurines” was the first story I wrote at the workshop. It’s also the first time I attempted writing something funny. From the reviews coming in, I may have succeeded in this!

Get Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora (Volume One) here!





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

Behind the scenes
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

Watch the trailer for Beyond Tolerance!

I still can’t believe that Amaka Vanni and I produced a feature documentary examining 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

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