I’ve Never Needed Permission to Express Myself | In Conversation with Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Last Monday, on our #SyncityNGLLL Twitter show, a celebration of African creatives who are doing us proud at home and in the diaspora, we hosted a huge, huge promoter of literature, Nii Ayikwei (@BlueBirdTail). Nii Ayikwei Parkes is currently Producer…

Awards Are Important But Writing Is ‘Importanter’ | In Conversation With E. C. Osondu

Our latest #SyncityNGLLL guest, E. C. Osondu, is known worldwide for his stories. He won the Caine Prize for African in 2009 for his story “Waiting”, after first getting shortlisted for “Jimmy Carter’s Eyes” two years earlier. E. C. Osondu had…

Africans are Yet to Embrace the Value of Brand Building – In Conversation with Feyi Olubodun

Last Monday, our #SyncityNGLLL guest was a seasoned business executive, inspiring speaker, presenter and facilitator. Feyi Olubodun (@feyiolubodun) has facilitated several training sessions with AAAN and MBA students of Lagos Business School. In 2016, he was appointed the MD/CEO of…

Every Artist must Guard The Truth of Their Voice | In Conversation With Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

With such a breathtaking resume, Our guest this week needed no introduction. Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond was born in the small town of Plattsburgh, New York and moved back o Ghana at age 12. In 2014, she was included in Africa39: New Writing from…

I Write Poetry Like My Life Depends On It | Saddiq Dzukogi

Welcome to another Literary Lords and Ladies episode. This week we hosted Saddiq Dzukogi in our tweet chat series on Twitter. Last year was the year of the Saddiq, and we were honored to have him reminisce on his journey…