Kosisochukwu Ugwuede is an emerging freelance journalist, creative writer and poet currently living in and working from Lagos, Nigeria.
Her work traverses gender issues, women’s rights, governance, culture and the dynamics of belief systems. These subject areas are very dear to her because they tackle one of the core components of our existence, identity, either personally or when held up to the reflection of the societies in which we exist. It is her belief that stories/narratives are a vital part of our identities and are sometimes, the best compass to navigate our existence. For her, it is important to keep telling them, as accurately and as wholly as possible.
She has worked with national business daily, BusinessDay Newspapers, as a digital content producer as well as managed content creation and direction for a media start-up, Amore, for the last two and a half years. She has been published on the Kalahari Review, Ventures Africa, CEO Africa Magazine, Writers Space Africa, amongst others.
Graduating with a degree in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, she’s come full circle in her passion for story telling, research and writing and is currently undergoing a Citizen Journalism training with the Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism. She’s currently exhibiting a multi-form body of work online titled Deconstructing Bodies, which is a collection of digital art, spoken poetry and commentary on the single stories around the female body produced by herself and digital artist, Eugene Odogwu.