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
Dr. Kennedy Oberhiri Obohwemu
Founder, National President & Life Patron
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.
Christiana Iye Matthew
National Vice President
Emmanuel Christianah is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Minna. She currently works with United Bank for Africa (UBA). An award-winning author and blogger, she serves as the National Secretary of ANSA. Her third book is due to be published this year.
Job Israel Onoruoiza
National Assistant General Secretary
Job Israel Onoruoiza is an award-winning poet who has always been passionate about literature from an early age. Fondly called ‘The guy with the leaking pen’, Israel is always on hand to deliver spectacular pieces of poetry. When he isn’t writing, he delves into photography and enjoys playing football. He would like to study law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). He serves as the. National Assistant General Secretary of ANSA.
Ogunmodede Oluwaferanmi is a law student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, Nigeria. An award-winning author, Ranmi loves reading, writing, singing and travelling. Her debut novel Tragic End is near completion and will hit major online bookstores in no distant time. She currently serves as the National Treasurer of ANSA.
National Financial Secretary
Public Relations Officer
Victoria Ukpaka is a graduate of Human Physiology from Madonna University, Okija. She’s an award-winning writer, digital content manager and resource personnel for health. She regularly blogs here. She currently serves as the Public Relations Officer of ANSA.
Akintola Opeyemi Christianah
National Welfare Director
Akintola Opeyemi Christianah is an English Language expert with the phonetic and pragmatic aspects as areas of interest. She has authored books on oral English (phonics) for primary and secondary school levels. She loves writing, editing, travelling and meeting people. She is the current National Welfare/Social Director of ANSA.
Erioluwadamiloju Ruby Shodayo
Erioluwadamiloju Ruby Shodayo is a 16-year old award-winning literature enthusiast. She has been passionate about books and the arts from a tender age and fancies writing as an escape from the troubles and disturbances in life and also as a means of bleeding the unexpressed parts of her heart. She also has a love for music and derives joy in motivating people. She runs her own blog here and is a content creator at Okpadi.ng and Afrogbedu.com where she addresses self acceptance, self love and contentment as well as other social issues because she had problems with these while growing up. She currently serves as the National Editor of ANSA.
National Academic Director
Benjamin James is a student of Nursing sciences in his penultimate year (400 level) at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. An award-winning author, most of Ben’s works are inspired by his experiences of love, hence his inclination for romantic stories. He writes also on societal maladies and spirituality. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian University Nursing Students Association (NUNSA), University of Ilorin Chapter. He doubles as the National Academic Director of ANSA. He loves singing, reading and teaching.
Joseph Victor Adavize
National Northern Zonal Coordinator
Francis Wada is a final year student of Biological Sciences, Federal University, Lokoja, Nigeria. He hails from Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. He has been writing since his secondary school days. He was once the President of the school’s Literary and Debating Society. He is passionate about politics. He is currently the President of the Faculty of Science Students Association (FOSSA), 2017/2018 Academic Session, Federal University, Lokoja. Francis is also a humanitarian and a lover of nature. He is the Founder of Leadlane International and Pickpen Concepts. He is drawn towards poetry, especially Spoken Word, but he has a number of fiction and non-fiction works as well.
Agu Godsdelight Chimbuchi
Eastern Zonal Coordinator
Agu Godsdelight Chimbuchi hails from Item, Bende LGA in Abia State. Delight, as she’s fondly called, began writing at 6, while she schooled at Peace Nursery and Primary School, Kaduna. Her works were mainly short stories with so many exaggerated illustrations. Her father, who was also a writer and author of several works (such as ‘One More River’ and ‘Before The Dawn’) encouraged young Delight, who after some time realized she was a good love storyteller, and this metamorphosed into her first published book titled, ‘A Palm of the Hand’. She’s currently working on her first poetry collection, ‘The Dilemma’. As a young leader, Delight is an ardent believer in the rights of women and the girl child. She works with quite a number of NGOs that support this cause. Through social and mainstream media, she engages in an endless campaign against sexual abuse/harassment, teenage pregnancy, rape and many other societal vices that stare girls squarely in the face. She runs a Teen Mentorship program under the platform, ‘The Ideal Teens Forum’ (TITFOR), in this regard.
Alabi Muheez Ajibola
Western Zonal Coordinator
Southern Zonal Coordinator
Patrons and National Advisers
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