About

I am a journalist, writer,poet,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 an alumni of the Farafina Creative Writers Workshop. 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 documentaries Sensitive Skin a documentary film about the skin condition Psoriasis and Nylon, 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.

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.

Hire my services

If you would like to hire me as a workshop facilitator, moderator, performance poet, writer or presenter, do get in touch via email wana@wanawana.net

Follow me on twitter @MissWanaWana @mswanawana on instagram

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