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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Born, Benneth Onochie "Ikechukwu" Nwankwo, in Nanka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Popular genre: Fiction.
Benneth Nwankwo (Benneth Onochie "Ikechukwu" John Nwankwo) is a multidimensional African (Nigerian) writer ( ghost writer), Satirist, Blogger, Publicist , entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He is the author of "Youthship and Challenges".
Benneth was born in Nanka, Anambra state, Nigeria. He was raised in Lagos state, Nigeria, where he presently live.
Inspired by the works of some mainstream African writers and poets - notably - Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Buchi Emecheta, Ben Okri, Wole Soyinka, Okey Ndibe, Ikhide Ikheola ,Tope Folarin, Elnathan John and Ngugi Wa
Thiong'O. Benneth, established his
name among the front ranks of contemporary African writers. His works bears the hallmarks of mastery - compelling, narrative, gripping and suspense.
His debut "Youthship and Challenges" - a coalition of his articles on the challenges confronting Nigerian youths, received wide acclamation and as well became a vademecum to many Nigerian youths. Other works includes: The Day We Died (2015), and Take Me To America (2014).
He is presently working on a novel, and his short stories and, editorials appears in BN BLOG, and other online media. He is a member of the Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Lagos chapter, and has been ranked by critics as "one of the future leading African writers".