Immaculata Writer/Journalist

I write about how Africans are making a living (labour, entrepreneurship, housing and health issues) and their ideas around their socio-economic futures/ideals.

1. How African Women are Navigating the Roadblocks in the Global Art Industry, for AMAKA Studio.
The global contemporary art industry has come a long way since the 1960s when the idea of “art as investment” took hold. Given that high-end art is one of the most manipulated markets in the world, what dos this mean for African artists, gallerists, fair organisers, etc. making a living through the industry? How are African women in the industry navigating th network of value that determines this industry and its asymmetric cash flows?

2. Dispossess: Evictions for Development?, for Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
As Lagos pushes to become a 'world-class' city, gentrification increases with more low-income residents being displaced under the pretext of 'public interest'. This research summary explores how evicted victims are impacted and its implications on trade and the Lagos economy.

Find a fuller portfolio of writing for projects and magazines here (linked).  

Creative Writing:
2019                        Sasha Fierce asks ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ (poem), Lunch Ticket
2018                        Me, My Body and I (memoir), Popula 

Writing workshops/fellowships:
2021                        African Arguments Pilot Fellowship (one in six, out of 500 applicants)
2021                        Tampered Press Workshop with Lesley Nneka Arimah and Mamle Kabu
2020                        SBMEN Creative Writing Workshop
2018                        Arvon Foundation writers retreat with Malika Booker and Polar Bear
2017                        Apples and Snakes Writing Room with Roger Robinson
2017                        Writivism Emerging Writers program
2016                        Youth Editorial Program at the Royal African Society’s Africa Writes