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Wana Udobang

Advisor - media

Wana Udobang is a writer, poet, performer and storyteller based between Lagos and London. She released three spoken word albums titled Dirty Laundry, In Memory of Forgetting and Transcendence. Her work as a performer has taken her across Africa, Europe and the US, along with working on commissions for Edinburgh International Festival, and Deutsches Museum in Germany among others. In 2021 she was awarded the International Writing programme residency at the University of IOWA.

Wana has a background in journalism working as a freelancer  with the Guardian, Aljazeera, CNN, Observer as well as producing and  presenting documentaries for BBC Radio4 and BBC World Service. For over  six years she worked as a popular radio host at 92.3 Inspiration FM in  Lagos broadcasting to over five million listeners daily. Her work in  film includes the documentaries Sensitive Skin, Warriors and Nylon.

Wana also runs The Comfort Food poetry workshop which uses  memories around food as a conduit to create new poems. She also curates  Culture Diaries; an archival project which uses multi-platform  storytelling to document African artists. Added to her creative work,  Wana is a speaker, teacher, workshop facilitator and creative  consultant.  She loves travel, food, wine, art and adventure.

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