Immaculata Writer/Journalist


I work as a Senior Editor at Tech Cabal, Africa’s leading technology publication, where we cover stories of the people and organisations building, using, regulating and influencing technology across sectors in Africa.

I was previously an inaugural freelance journalism fellow at African Arguments and a contributing writer for AMAKA Studio (where I wrote about African women in the business of agriculture, art, community, tech and more). Full writing portfolio here (linked).



Highlights:
1.  L’Africapitalisme va-t-il vraiment sauver l’Afrique? (Will Africapitalism save Africa?), for Le Temps, 2022 (also in print p.9)
Africapitalism needs to go beyond the Africanisation of an exploitative system. Instead, it needs to foreground collective responsibility, be vigilant about closing the inequality gap and commit to the welfare of all workers, consumers and the environment. 

This op-ed is featured as part of a debate series, alongside an essay by Tony Elumelu, and a co-written essay by Khadija Sharife (South African investigative reporter) and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (Professor of Politics and IR, Oxford) who is completing a book on the hidden face of Africapitalism in Western banks and consulting firms. 

Listen to me talk more about Africapitalism here on the Nigerian Scam podcast, following my essay in The Republic.

2. Nigerian artist’s work in St. Paul’s does not challenge British History, for African Arguments, 2022
The idea that situating the portrait of a ruler next to the memorial of his conqueror–in a bastion of the conqueror’s empire–gives the portrait teeth to bite the conqueror’s history is a dangerous illusion.

3. Dispossess: Evictions for Development?, for Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2021
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.




In Print:
Ekpere Ji Ji: Traces of Delight in 1990s South-East Nigerian Architecture, for GIDA Journal 2022 (profiled in VOGUE here)

International Women’s Day, for The Guardian 2022 (top left)


hFactor: Lagos Queerland, for TSA Collector’s Series 2022



Finding Belonging in London, for In Real Life (The Photographer’s Gallery, UK) 2022





Creative Writing:
2022                        Still in Enugu, Lolwe
2022                        Why Had They Never Left (fiction/fable), Michigan Quarterly Review -mixtape
2019                        Sasha Fierce asks ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ (poem), Lunch Ticket
2018                        Me, My Body and I (memoir), Popula 


Writing workshops/fellowships:
2022-2023             SBMEN and Goethe-Institut Nigeria Art Writing and Criticism Workshop
2022                        Writer-in-Residence at Library of Africa and the African Diaspora, Ghana
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