Onyeka Nwelue appointed University of Oxford Fellow
Nigerian writer and filmmaker, Onyeka Nwelue, has been appointed a Visiting Fellow at the African Studies Centre, at the University of Oxford.
His non-fictional work, Hip-Hop is Only for Children won the Creative Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Writers’ Awards.
Born in 1988, Nwelue is an award-winning author of over 10 books, filmmaker of six films and a bookseller, Nwelue instituted the James Currey Prize for African Literature and co-founded Abibiman Publishing.
Dr David Pratten, the Director of the African Studies Centre, in his letter of approval, said: “I am happy to inform you that the Management Committee of the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, has approved your request for a Visiting Fellowship (Academic Visitor) at the Centre for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fellowship was approved for between 1st of September 2021 to 30th of September 2022.”
He continued, “The fellowship targets accomplished men and women from Africa – and other continents around the world who are interested in Africa.”