Every week this month, the Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights will interview a youth trailblazer from various parts of the world in a series titled #EXTRAORDINARY.

We are pleased to introduce our first interviewee: ONYEKA NWELUE.


Onyeka is 29 years old and is from Nigeria. He is the CEO/President at LaCaveMusik; a Research Fellow at Ohio University; the Recipient of the 2013 Prince Claus Fund Ticket Grant, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Hong Kong, a Visiting Assistant Professor & Fellow of African Literature at Manipur University and is the Curator of The Diplomatic Jazz Nights here in Nigeria.

He dropped out of University of Nigeria, Nsukka in his second year and went to India to pursue his passion and study Literature and Film.He is the author of “The Abyssinian Boy”, “Burnt”, “Hip Hop is for Children” and is the Producer of “The House of Nwapa”; a documentary detailing the life of Flora Nwapa, Africa’s first female writer in English. He has taught in over 20 countries of the world, and of course has his fair share of controversy. He declared Chinua Achebe’s “Things fall apart” the “worst book ever written by an African” and said Wole Soyinka “writes very bad dialogues”. He also has a controversial view on the issue of Gender Rights and gender-based violence in Nigeria.


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