Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo is a writer and critic. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, but took to full-time writing in 2014. Since then he has become the first critic to be invited for film critic academies in South Africa, the Netherlands, and Germany in a single year. Following which he was invited to South Africa as mentor. He is the Anglophone West Africa editor for the Music in Africa website, and chief film critic at This is Africa. In 2015, Oris won the All Africa Music Award for Entertainment/Music Journalist of the Year. And has had his writing on film, music and literature appear in The Guardian UK, The Africa Report, and Chimurenga. He is currently writing a book of non-fiction on Nigeria’s pop musicians from 2face to Wizkid. In the winter of 2016, Oris Aigbokhaevbolo will be writer-in-residence on the island of Sylt, Germany.



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