The aim is to get young ones indulged in the literary world from an early age. Let youngsters get involved from infancy (primary schools), adolescence (secondary schools) and young adulthood (tertiary institutions). ANSA provides a viable structural framework to carry youngsters through their entire existence!
ANSA provides the answers in a world where the culture of reading and writing is fast fading among young people.
In seeking this much needed revival, young people should not merely be a part of the process; young people should take over the process.
The persistent struggle for hope, for a better country, a better continent, a better world, requires a belief in youth.
This struggle cannot be sustained by one voice alone.
In the words of former U. S. President Barack Obama, there’s an urgent need to replenish the ranks of young people who are doing the hard work of making change in their communities; young men and women—irrespective of tribal, ethnic or religious inclinations—who reflect these values; young men and women who are poised to lead the way; young men and women who are ready to work in the direction of this vision.
None of us can rest on the accomplishments of the past. Every generation has the opportunity to remake the world. If we live our values and empower our young people, then they can pick up the work of the last 100 years, and lead us into the future.
There can be no greater accomplishment than fortifying youths with the power of the pen!
Upon these solemn principles rest the foundation of ANSA!
To provide young people with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills, in an effort to support their educational, vocational and personal development.
To be a leading force in celebrating creative expression and helping young people find their voices and tell their stories through the power of writing and continuous collaboration.
We’re dedicated to the core values of excellence, creativity and originality guided by a positive collaborative experience.
A Typical Week in ANSA
We have super active online interactive sessions in our various social media channels. Find below our daily program of events designed to get the best out of our cross-promotion and literary criticism.
Meet Our Team
Maymunah Kadiri is an award-winning screenwriter, poet and storyteller. She is the author of the chapbook, “Don’t Love Yourself”. She is a lover of literature, and an ardent reader, who believes in the promotion of the reading culture amongst youths. She is the National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANSA).
Agnes Omayioza Yusuf
National General Secretary
Agnes Omayioza Yusuf is a young Nigerian with a passion for writing poems and short stories. She is an adult that loves watching kid shows and still thinks that “ISAKABA” is a horror movie. A typical Nigerian Last born with no adulteration. She is the General Secretary of ANSA.
Job Israel Onoruoiza
National Vice President
Job Israel Onoruoiza is an award-winning Poet, Writer and News correspondent. Israel has bagged many poetry awards from reputable writers associations like ANSA, Splendors of Dawn Poetry and many others. He served as the former Assistant General Secretary and currently the Vice President of the Association of Nigerian Student Authors (ANSA).
Enenwannaji Ekene Marcellino
National Assistant General Secretary
Enenwannaji, Ekene Marcellino is a Graphic Designer, Growth Strategist, and Business consultant with CUE farms. The founder of the strategy and growth hub “Designs by Lino”, a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and a poet. He is a Christian, Humanitarian, and Activist that takes every opportunity to educate and appreciate literature. He is the Assistant General Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Student Authors (ANSA).
National Financial Secretary
Obioma Joy is a proficient creative writer and a poet. She is a final year student of Medical biochemistry and holds a certificate course in Journalism. She does a bit of photography and bakes too. She is currently the financial secretary of ANSA.
Adi Ngozichukwu Catherine
Adi Ngozichukwu Catherine, the Treasurer of ANSA, is an ardent book lover, a self-taught artist and an Anatomist in training. She has written various short stories and is currently working on her novel. She is Cathy’s Art. The owner of the book and art blog, Tales matter. A rotaractor, gamer and animal lover. Instagram – @cathisart
National Welfare Secretary
Barnabas Benjamin-Iorguma is a sociopolitical commentator, blogger, researcher, proofreader and linguist. He is passionate about journalism, music, volunteering, activism, sport and networking.
Peter Ijioma Agwu
National Academic Secretary
Peter Ijioma Agwu is a writer by profession, currently into Content Writing. He is a Nigerian by descent and also a citizen of the Benin Republic. He is studying English and Mass Communication concurrently. Favorite hobbies include reading, listening to music and watching movies. He still resides in Benin Republic.
Henry Ositadinma Chinakwe
Ositadimma Chinakwe is a writer from Nigeria, a boundary with equal parts despair and delight he considers home. Interested in Nigerian literature and culture, his prose interacts with modern-day Nigerian possibilities by centering on imaginative Igbo protagonists. Interested also in the community of Nigerian literature, he serves as part of the PRO team at ANSA and the executive board at ZenPens Community. Reflections of his mind and matter can be found on his Twitter: @Osita_Chinakwe and conversations are welcome at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zonal Coordinator I (South)
Zonal Coordinator II (East)
Ndibe David is a writer, teacher and passionate about The Events in Nigeria. During his stay at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, he held various leadership positions because he holds the belief – “why complain when you can be part of the system and make the change you desire.” He hopes to use his writing skills to make a change in society. Gmail: email@example.com
Mukhtar Maruf AbdulAzeez
Zonal Coordinator III (West)
Mukhtar Abdulazeez goes with the moniker ThePeakOfTheLegends, he’s a lover of grammar (Grammarian), a Linguistics admirer, an English enthusiast, aspiring author, up and coming motivational speaker, prospective poet, content developer, journalist, life coach and a marriage therapist. He just published his first English language textbook “The Peak Basis Of English –Part 1.” He’s the founder of THE PEAK GRAMMAR CLINIC, and currently, he’s the Zonal Coordinator III (west) of ANSA.
Zonal Coordinator IV (North)
Mohammad Haruna is a writer, poet, educationist and typical Nigerian – he still calls every toothpaste Maclean. The playwright and aspiring chef is from Kebbi State, Nigeria and his works have appeared in Merak magazine, Ekonke platform, Ripostes of locked down voices; an anthology by the Society Of Young Nigerian Writers, Kalahari Review etc. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter @MD_Creative1.
Victor O. Apata, nom de plume Vikjtaar, is a creative writer, poet, editor, spoken word artist and linguist. He recently completed his Writing Mastery course and holds a certificate. He has numerous short stories and poems, and he is currently writing his books. He is known for using the ‘Yorubanglish’ language in some of his writeups. He is currently the Provost of ANSA.
Adedeji Oluwadamilola Adeola Dazzle
Dazzle is a Spoken Word Poet, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Creative Writer and African Literato. She is passionate about stories and how they are told. Dazzle likes to think that the best stories are told with simple and alluring words.
Francis is a humanitarian, motivational speaker, and lover of nature. He is the Founder of PickPen Concepts. He is drawn towards poetry, especially Spoken Word Poetry, but he has fiction and non-fiction works as well. Francis is an active member and a member of the board of directors as National Coordinator (Ex-officio II) of the Association of Nigerian Student Authors (ANSA) and by extension the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Kogi State Chapter where he regularly rubs minds with fellow young authors as part of the organization’s robust Teen Authorship program. He is a Rotaractor. He is a Fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), a brainchild of former U. S. President Barack Obama and also a member of the Lokoja Bird Club. Facebook name- Francis Wada, Gmail- firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrons and National Advisers
Dr Kennedy Oberhiri Obohwemu
Founder, Emeritus President, Life Patron & Board Chair
Dr. Kennedy Oberhiri Obohwemu is a medical doctor, publisher, editor, novelist, playwright, poet, activist, motivational speaker, social commentator and blogger. He holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Roehampton, United Kingdom. He also has a postgraduate certificate on Leadership and Management in Health from the University of Washington, USA. He has experience across healthcare, civic leadership, policy formulation and legislative drafting, business and entrepreneurship, community development and youth empowerment. A multiple international award-winning author, Dr. Kennedy is the Founder and National President of the Association of Nigerian Student Authors (ANSA). He is a Fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), an initiative of former U. S. President Barack Obama. Learn more about him here.
Salamatu Sule was born in Opulega of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State. She is a graduate of English & Literary Studies from Kogi State University, Ayingba. She is a poet and book reviewer who has reviewed several books by prolific authors, both fiction and nonfiction, from Tope Fausua’s ‘Crushed’ and ‘Things to do before your Career Disappears’ to Abubakar Ibrahim Adam’s ‘The Whispering Trees’ including Dike Chukwumerije’s ‘Urichindere’ and many others. ‘Season of Crimson Blossoms’ by Abubakar Ibrahim Adam is her fourteenth review. Salamatu is the former Secretary, Association of Nigerian Authors and currently holds a Diplomatic Book Discourse with the German Embassy.She currently works for the Art Heritage Ltd. She is the founder of Fahimta Literary Discourse (FLD) and a worthy Patron of the Association of Nigerian Student Authors (ANSA).
Funmi Ilori, an educational psychologist/consultant and social entrepreneur, is the founder of iRead Network Africa, the first innovative and fully integrated ‘books on wheels’ for children in Nigeria, bridging literacy gaps, empowering teachers and enhancing education for the African child. iRead Mobile Library started operations in October 2013 with 3 children and barely three years later, iRead has grown her network to over 2200 subscribers. With Urban and Regional Planning as a first degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Master’s degree in Educational Pychology, Funmi is passionate about education and the environment. Funmi is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow working to improve the quality of education with her dream of building the largest network of libraries in Africa. Funmi Ilori has received many prestigious awards and recognition since she commenced her innovative mobile library project and some of these include the 2015 Business and Entrepreneurship CEU Award, Clark Atlanta University, USA, and the 2015 Business and Entrepreneurship Award by USADF.
Odoh Diego Okenyodo
Bajeh Hynes Hayat
National Academic Adviser
Ayeyemi Taofeek Kehinde
National Legal Adviser