About

I am a journalist, writer,poet, performer, and filmmaker, obsessed with art both creative and performance. The themes in my work cover personal narratives, women’s rights, culture and the arts.

This blog is a compendium of all things that interest me. Random musings, gender issues, art, culture and other things in between.

BIOGRAPHY

Wana is a multimedia journalist,poet and filmmaker whose work is at the intersection of women’s rights, personal narratives, culture and the arts.

She has worked with the BBC Radio4,  BBC world service, 92.3 Inspiration FM and Resonance FM. Her work has appeared on Aljazeera,Guardian UK, Guardian Nigeria, Index on Censorship, Brittle Paper, and the Huffington Post. In 2016 she was long listed for the One World Media award in the Women’s rights in Africa award category, for her story on the Mirabel rape crisis centre for Aljazeera. She is a recipient of the International Reporting Project(IRP) fellowship and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez fellowship.

She is alumni of the Farafina Creative Writers Workshop and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. As a performance poet she has graced the stages of numerous festivals across the African continent and her spoken word album titled ‘Dirty Laundry’ was released in 2013. Her poems have been featured at the British Library’s Word, Symbol and Song exhibition.

Wana is the producer of the documentary Sensitive Skin a documentary film about the skin condition Psoriasis, the poetry series Words and Inspirations and the interview series Culture Diaries. She wrote and directed the web series Room313 about people dealing with trauma and the short film Shrink.

In 2015 along with Bukola Oye of The Sole Adventurer blog, Wana co-founded the discourse initiative Art Forum Africa a platform for discourse concerning the visual arts.

Wana founded the 1k4cancer initiative which to date has raised over three million Naira in funds to assist women from low income families with their cancer treatment.  She is a public speaker in the areas of gender advocacy, and is a well sought after moderator in the creative and culture space .

She graduated from the University for The Creative Arts with a first class degree in Journalism. She is creative director of WanaWana productions and hosts the television show Airtel Touching Lives.

She loves food,travel,hiking and people.

She has worked extensively as a partner with The Life House’s Woman Rising events, Lights, Camera Africa! film festival, the British council’s Lagos Theatre Festival, the British Council’s Creative Hustle events , the Goethe Institut’s Lagos Live Festival, Ake festival , Afropolitan vibes and many more. She has also worked as an influencer with brands like Always, Mall For Africa, Heineken, Dettol, Jumia, So Fresh Market and Mostelle 360

Hire my services

If you would like to book or hire me as an events compare, workshop facilitator, a moderator, a speaker, performance poet, writer, presenter, arts consultant or work with you to promote your brand, do get in touch via email wana@wanawana.net

Follow me on twitter @MissWanaWana @mswanawana on instagram

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