Obidike Okafor

Content Consultant

Location icon Nigeria

Obidike Okafor is a freelance journalist, online content manager and budding documentary film maker. He has been writing for three years and has written for media organisations like NEXT Newspapers owned by Pulitzer Prize winner Dele Olojede, Thisday Newspapers, Y! Magazine, African Colours a Kenyan based online visual arts magazine and Goodlife an online lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
Born in Lagos Nigeria, he spent his growing years in different parts of Nigeria absorbing the many cultures. Learning the beauty of writing from his Pharmacist father, Obidike took up writing poetry from age 10, then short stories. After graduating from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University where he studied Applied Microbiology, he continued pursuing his passion for writing by applying for the post of a reporter in 2008 with Timbuktu Media, Publishers of NEXT Newspapers, it was there he cut his journalistic teeth learning how to be a journalist and work effectively in a newsroom under the Tutelage of Pippa Green, an ace south African Journalist and Clem Richardson, a United States Journalist who had worked with Dele Olojede while he was at Newsday.
After three years of writing for the arts and culture and occasionally the lifestyle and entertainment pages, and two years of managing the online content of the news media’s online community 234NEXT, Obidike resigned to pursue his personal dreams. He is working towards starting an online arts, culture and lifestyle magazine in 2012, presently he writes as a freelance journalist for magazines and online media organizations. He was awarded art journalist of the year in 2009 by the Society of Nigerian Artists(SNA) Lagos Chapter, and was a nominee for art journalist of the year 2011 in the Nigerian Art Expo awards.

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