Immaculata is a multi-faceted artist and researcher thinking about healing.


The last three books I read and enjoyed were Teju Cole’s Tremor, Bruce Perry and Oprah’s What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healingand Peace Adzo Medie’s His Only Wife. I loved watching Lessons in Chemistry and spent the past month doing kitchen experiments with my mother. Like me, she wanted to put cinnamon in every single thing. Been listening to and deeply loving a lot of 80s soul music lately. Sometimes, I think ‘Nightshift’ by Commodores is what the word ‘best’ is made of.

- Feb 2024


portfolio highlights:

The Fire in My Memory, winner of 2023 Abebi Award in Afro-Nonfiction

You Matter to Me, short film (Rising Star award, S16 film festival 2023)

Whom Did He Love?,  The Brooklyn Rail 


In the Dark in Nigeria, Popula
what poor electricity does to our minds

Precious Okoyomon’s politics of ecological revolution, Inkstick Media


Facing the Music, Wuruwuru/ Wax Poetics 
on re-constructed Nigerian identities in 1970s album covers 

Will Africapitalism Save Africa?, Le Temps


Still in Enugu, Lolwe
my 2019 answer to people asking how Enugu feels to me


My First Draft Interview with The Republic 



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