Wana Udobang is a storyteller working at the intersection of  journalism, poetry and film. Her work covers women’s rights, healthcare, culture and the arts.

She has worked with the BBC, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Contemporary&, Index on Censorship and other international media. 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 interrogates memory, womanhood, trauma and self-renewal. Wana starred in the Burkinabe film Frontiers.

Udobang’s documentary works include; Sensitive SkinNylon and Warriors. She is the 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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If you would like to hire her services as a journalist, moderator and poet do get in touch via

Email – wana@wanawana.net

Twitter @MissWanaWana

Instagram @mswanawana

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