51 Influential Nigerian Women Writers Under 40



The Nigerian Writers Awards has just released a list of 100 Nigerian writers who are making change, impacting lives with their writing, earning national and global achievements.

We are excited to see that 51 of them are women! Below are the outstanding women who made the list.

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Abimbola Dare – Faith-Based Writer

Adaeze Ibechukwu – Literary Blogger

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani – Author, I Do Not Come By Chance.

Ainehi Edoro – Literary Blogger. Curator, Brittlepaper.Com

Alli Mutiat Omoniyi – Entertainment Writer

Amara Nicole Okolo – Novelist

Amanda Epe – Author, Fly Girl

AṢa – Song Writer

Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna – Journalist

Ayobami Adebayo-Author, Stay With Me

Bola Agbaje  – Script Writer

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chidera Nneoma Okolie – Novelist

Chibundu Onuzo – Novelist

Chinonye J. Chidolue – CEO, Peregrine Reads

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam – Literary Blogger

Chinelo Okparanta- Author, Happiness Like Water

Eketi Aime Ette – Creative Writer

Emeh Achanga – Blogger

Esther Ijewere- Kalejaiye – Author, Breaking The Silence

Funke Osae-Brown – Journalist

Geraldine Iheme – Novelist

Helen Oyeyemi – Novelist

Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo – Romance Writer

Irenosen Okojie- Author, Butterfly Fish

Ifesinachi O. Okpagu– Author/Screen Writer

Iquo Dianabasi – Poet/Author

Jennifer Ehidiamen – Journalist/Poet

Joy Isi Bewaji – Author/Editor

Jumoke Verissimo – Poet

Kiru Taye – Romance Writer

Kemi Filani – Blogger

Laila Ijeoma Obiagwu  – Blogger

Linda Ikeji  – Blogger

Myne Whiteman – Romance Writer

Nnedimma Jane Kalu (Scriptwriter /Short Story Writer)

Ono Bello – Blogger

Sally Kenneth Dadzie – Author/Professional Editor

Stella Dimoko Korkus – Blogger

Simi – Song Writer

Taiye Selasi – Author, Ghana Must Go

Tosin Ajibade – Blogger

Toyosi Ogunseye – Multi-Award Winning Journalist

Tomi Adesina – Award Winning Playwright

Titilope Sonuga – Poet

Tolulope Popoola- Romance Writer

Ukamaka Olisakwe – Short Story/Screen Writer

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan – Faith Based Writer

Unoma Nwankwor – Romance/Faith-Based Writer

Uche Eze Pedro –Blogger

Uduak Isong Oguamanam – Award-Winning Script Writer

Wana Wana Udobang- Multimedia Journalist



































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