Anthony Onugba is a project management professional with experience spanning from the creative, ICT, and development sectors. He has coordinated projects with funders such as OSIWA, European Union, German Embassy (Abuja), Ford Foundation, Mercy Corps Nigeria, Perspectivity (Holland), MacArthur Foundation, Culture at Work Africa, among others. He also consults for various Non-Governmental Organizations and facilitates workshops on Conflict Management and Prevention, Leadership, communication, Peacebuilding, Creative Writing and Film.
Anthony has also worked in several organisations. These include AIICO Insurance PLC, ChamsSwitch Limited (a subsidiary of CHAMS PLC), Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, and the African Writers Development Trust (AWDT). He holds a certificate in film production and directing, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), project management, and computer studies.
Anthony is the Founder of Writers Space Africa (WSA) and the African Writers Development Trust, which he currently runs. He is the brain behind the annual African Writers Conference and the annual African Writers Awards. He is a multi-genre writer with works spanning poetry, prose, drama, and children’s literature. He has authored seven books which include Mixed Emotions (2005), Reflections (2010), The Chronicle of Christ (2011), Amanda’s Crime (2015), and Lavender Tales of the Summit (2021). Some of his articles have been published in national newspapers and on his website.
Anthony is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors (Abuja Chapter). He is an animal and nature lover and a star-gazer. He loves to walk in the rain, kiss animals and go mountaineering.
The 4th Writers Mingle – Alliance Francaise Dar es Salaam – October 2021
The 4th African Writers Conference – University of Dar – October 2021
The Book Awards – Lusaka – November 2021
Anthony Onugba is a writer whose humble and calm exterior belies a fiery pen. I love reading (and commentating on) Anthony's poems especially because of the depth of symbolism, form and style he deploys. As an organiser, Anthony is one per excellence as is evidenced in his leadership role in organizing the debut African Writer Conference at Abuja, Nigeria and the next edition which will hold at Nairobi, Kenya.
Anthony Onugba is a brilliant writer whose work 'Darien' had me captivated till the last page!
Onugba's thirst for written word and poetry is enough evidence that it's already a new dawn for Africa in the literature scene! I wish any aspiring writer and poet would look up to people like Anthony, truly, it could be a new song for us all.