Keyholders / Moderators
JayWriter – Jaywriter is a graduate of Theatre Arts. He loves writing, reading, travelling, movies, filmmaking, indoor games and recently interviewing people. He is addicted to his muses and Naija Stories.
Uchechukwu1 – loves writing, reading, blogging, and playing football. He started writing right childhood, and worked as a freelance writer while in secondary school. Currently his first work, ATROCITIES OF A FATHER, is about to be published. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter or better still his blog.
Idoko Ojabo – had always loved writing and reading fiction. He didn’t read medicine or veterinary medicine as his parents might have wished, but ended up reading fisheries from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. As an undergraduate, he pioneered a campus magazine, ‘Spectacles’, which promoted literature and entertainment. He was also a one time president of a campus writers association. He published his first novel, ‘Shambles of a Predicament’ at the age of 24. The novel tells the story of two men respectively struggling to cope with the adversities of homosexuality and HIV. Idoko currently works as an administrative staff in a specialist eye medical center, and at the same time, he’s working on a second novel.
Editorial/ Publicity Assistants
Elohor Turtoe – Elohor Turtoe is passionate about reading/education as one of the tools to heal Nigeria. A biochemistry major turned Sub- editor of a trade journal and later editor of a trade newsletter, shows she follows her dreams. Currently she is focused on promoting a good reading culture in Nigeria. Elohor has travelled the world through reading, and she wants everyone to develop the joy of reading for pleasure and travel the world with her. Long ago Elohor’s major like was the aroma of new books, today they include reading, writing, travelling and advocacy for causes to build up Nigeria. Elohor is the founder of Reading Culture Foundation, and you can find out more on their Blog and Facebook page.
Scopeman My name is Iweka Kingsley and I am a writer. I have a deep passion for change and positive development, for Nigeria and Africa as a whole, and this reflects in my writing too. I have just finished work on my first book ‘DAPPLED THINGS’, it is not published yet, but will be soon. Iweka blogs at Inktelligence.
Fred Nwonwu – Fred Nwonwu is currently the features editor of Daily Times, a job he crazily combines, part time, with another editorial position with Business in Africa Magazine. His works have been published in Story time, Africanwriter.com, premierewriters.com, nigeriavillagesquare and several Nigerian newspapers, both print and online, and, of course, naijastories. He has also written for Side View Magazine, and Hints Magazine, where he happily walked the path of some of his more respectable mentors, Chim Newtown and Toni Kan. Fred recently resumed work on his stalled first novel. He blogs @ more-thoughts-and-scribbling
NaijaLines – English Studies graduate – stint in a busy news room – law degree and a long spell as a mental health practitioner – (Don’t ask). Currently, she’s a freelance trainer, blogger, writer and an aspiring author. She loves reading, writing, talking and meeting people. She also gets a buzz out of helping others grow, and her work here at Naija Stories will have elements of all these things. She’s passionate about Nigerian fiction – African fiction. You can also check her out at her personal BLOG and the ADURA OJO BLOG where she promotes African literature.
Remi Roy – Remi is the Managing Editor at Effectual Magazine and Verbatim Communications Limited. She is a writer, blogger and aspiring author. When she’s not reading and writing, she loves to watch RomComs and laugh with the lovely people in her life. She is always evolving, seeking to get better and totally determined to achieve all the lofty goals in her head. She believes there is a higher call to writing and hopes that her works encourage people to live out their true destinies. And she’s grateful to be on Naijastories. She also blogs at Royspace
Founder/ Managing Editor
Myne Whitman is my pen name. I was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, where I spent most of my time, studying, reading and daydreaming or climbing trees and playing with the boys. I have a Master’s degree in Public Health Research but have chosen my childhood dream of spinning stories. After a few years in Edinburgh, Scotland, I now live with my husband in Seattle, USA. I write and blog full-time, and also volunteer as an ESL tutor for a local charity. I critique with the Seattle Eastside Writers Meet-up and I’m also a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
In addition to writing popular fiction to get people reading, I am passionate about using the internet and social media to promote the book industry and improve the reading culture in Nigeria. To this end, I facilitated a session, “Social Media and the Book Publishing Industry”, for the Publisher’s Forum at the 2010 Garden City Literary Festival, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.