One day to go to the end of submissions, NaijaStories.com announces it’s last judge of the Vote Chronicles writing contest. Chiedu Ifeozo is a published poet, and a writer. NaijaStories has chosen to partner with him as a judge of the Vote Chronicles due to his championing of the literary cause, in ways that encourage writers to think outside the box. Chiedu is also one of the core supporters of the WhataboutusNigeria. What about us is an umbrella of Nigerian Youth empowerment groups that have come together to call for the first ever youth-focused Presidential Debate. The organizations are based in Nigeria and the Diaspora and represent a wide range of interests, but all share a common belief that the time for change in Nigeria is now, and young people have the power to make it happen. The What About Us Presidential Debate will be moderated by Chimamanda Adichie and NaijaStories.com will be streaming it live come March 25, 2011.
Chiedu Ifeozo was born in Lagos in 1982 and his family is originally from Ubulu-uku in Delta state. He completed his secondary school education at Kings College Lagos, and graduated with a master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Surrey, England. Although a keen Engineer, he has always had an appreciation for the arts, Reading and writing became a passion in his teenage years, drawing inspiration from events in his daily life as well as in his society. He self published his first collection of poetry “Thoughts on a page” in 2008, and most of his work follows a spoken word style of writing which focuses mainly on topics such as politics, social commentary, youth empowerment, inspirational poetry and romance.
In 2010 He edited and printed an anthology titled poetry for charity, that raised funds for various charities and NGO’s . The contributors to the anthology were gathered from many diverse countries using facebook’s social networking platform. His collection of poetry has been reviewed by next newspaper and his poems have been featured on Badalisha poetry radio, jamati online, Poetry digest magazine, and HOWFAR (Cupids Edition) byswitchedonnaija.com. He is currently a member of the review panel for Bellanaija’s book review section and works as a technical services manager for an IT company in Lagos.