Wana Udobang is a journalist, poet and documentary filmmaker whose work is at the intersection of women’s rights, social justice, healthcare, culture and the arts.
She has worked with the BBC, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Africa Report, Ozy, Index on Censorship, Broadly, Yahoo, SciDev, Bright magazine, and News Deeply. She has received the International Reporting Project(IRP) Fellowship, IWMF Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship, and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism.
As a poet she has been featured on CNN’s African Voices and the British Library’s Word, Symbol and Song exhibition. Her acclaimed poetry album In memory of forgetting explores memory, womanhood, love and self-renewal.
Udobang’s documentary works include; Sensitive Skin, Nylon a short documentary on grief and the video series Warriors exploring the lives of people with sickle cell disease. She is founder and creator of Culture Diaries. An archival project that uses video interviews and live conversations to document the works of African artists on the continent and in diaspora.
She loves travel, food, wine, dancing, people and adventure. She still harbours a desire to become an interior stylist and lingerie model.
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