Enuma Okoro

Writer,

Nigeria

Enuma Okoro is an award winning writer, editor, speaker, teacher and Communications Consultant whose work focuses on the intersections of narrative and identity, culture and influence, and Africa and the diaspora.

She has published four books, and her articles, essays and photography have been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The UK and US Guardian, CNN Africa, The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The Huffington Post and other media outlets. She delivered a TEDx talk in London focused on global perceptions of multicultural women, identity and the power of cultural narratives, and in March 2018 she was recognized on the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria list and featured in The Guardian Nigerian national newspaper. In 2012, Okoro was the first woman of African descent to speak from the historic 200 year-old platform of The American Church in Paris, France. Martin Luther King Jr. was the first man of African descent to speak from the same platform in 1965, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

In 2014, Okoro relocated from New York to Abuja after a lifetime overseas in four countries on three continents. With an international portfolio, she has been invited to speak globally on topics related to Africa and the diaspora, arts and culture, narratives and media by Harvard Business School, Princeton University, Oxford University, The Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and The Rothkopf Group, Bloomberg Africa, The Atlantic Dialogues Conference and more.

As a consultant she has worked with private and public companies and organizations across Africa, including The Ford Foundation, Julius Berger Plc., The African Union, The African Development Bank, UNICEF, The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The Nigerian Ministry of Communications. She writes a culture column for The Guardian Nigeria newspaper and is a contributing writer for Essence Magazine, the number one leading global magazine for women of color. Currently she is working on her first novel.