Daniel John Tukura – popularly known as Tee Jay Dan, – is a writer, documentary photographer and filmmaker. His first book, The Regret, was published in 2009 by Preferred Books. His passion for film led him to drop a course in Law to study Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.
Tee Jay Dan has participated in several writing and filmmaking workshops including the Bold and Beautiful Literary Academy, the Africa International Film Festival Directing class. He was among the twenty-five (25) Screenwriters that participated in the inaugural Cinem4Change Workshop organized by Afrinolly/Ford Foundation. His screen credits include, among others, The Seamstress, The Movement, Mrs. & Mrs. Johnson, and his 2016 award-winning documentary film, Dancing Mask.
Tee Jay Dan is the Publisher and Digital Editor at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature.
Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba) grew up in northern Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is an Editor at Right Hand Pointing and the author of several chapbooks and poetry collections, most recently Dance Here (2015, Origami Books, an imprint of Parrésia Publishers Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria – available from AMAB Books) and Anchorhold (2016, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble). The Heretic’s Hymnal: 99 New and Collected Poems is forthcoming from Babylon Books / Balkan Press.
Laura is Managing Editor / Curator of Around This Fire series.
Nkwaonye jk Anowe holds a BA in French from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and is a recipient of the Festus Iyayi Award for Excellence in Poetry from the same university. Poems have been nominated for the Best Of The Net, longlisted for the BN Poetry Award and appear in Brittle Paper, Elsewhere Lit, Praxis Magazine Online, Gnarled Oak, Poetry Life & Times, Expound Magazine and elsewhere. He lives, teaches and writes, when he’s not consumed with wanderlust, from somewhere in Nigeria.
Jennifer Chinenye Emelife was born in Northern Nigeria, Sokoto state. She studied Literature in English in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. In 2013, she moved to Lagos for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps scheme. She still lives in Lagos where she writes when she isn’t teaching Literacy to a class of rich kids. She is also rounding up a Post Graduate studies in Education.
Jennifer is interested in literary journalism. She believes that the African literary sphere suffers because no one covers its stories. As the Lead correspondent at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, she has written reportages and interviewed writers, publishers and other literary experts.
In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop and in 2016, she was selected as one of the participants for Writivism Creative Nonfiction Workshop held in Accra, Ghana.
Jennifer is Lead Correspondent.
Born much less than a century ago, Adetutu is known to have a drive for the unrestricted expression of unborn ideas and an accessible communication of same.
Adetutu Olusola Jr., also known for his record as editor of an online magazine, was a lecturer of English and Communication Skills in Gateway Polytechnic, Nigeria until late 2014, when he began his graduate programme in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex, England. On the completion of this, he will be going fully into his current position of Non-Fiction Editor, Praxis Magazine. He enjoys an interesting love life with his fiancée back home.
Adetutu, Olusola Jr. is Non-Fiction Editor at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature.
Michael Larri writes and does every other online walk-about from the perpetually dark village named Nsukwa.
Michael is Editorial Intern (poetry and fiction).
Shannon Hopkins is a writer and artist from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Shannon has a BA degree in Fine Art from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an Honours in English Literature and is currently an English studies Masters student. She has had her writing and art published on various platforms, including Type/Cast Magazine, Poetry Potion, and Praxis as well as in literary anthologies. She is also an avid equestrian and lives on a farm with her horses near the coast.
Shannon is Art Coordinator for Praxis Magazine Online.