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Ifeanyi Awachie

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Ifeanyi Awachie is a writer and curator. She studied English at Yale, where she produced a multimedia novella as her senior project in the competitive Writing Concentration. She wrote, performed, and competed with Teeth Slam Poets, Yale's nationally-recognized slam poetry team, of which she was Artistic Director. She was chosen to perform her poem Let's Commence as the Ivy Ode, an annual tribute to Yale College, at the 2014 Class Day Ceremony.
A visual thinker, Ifeanyi uses photography as a means of storytelling. Determined to find images of Nigeria she sensed were missing from mainstream media, she traveled alone to the country for the first time since birth to start the multimedia project Summer in Igboland, aimed at documenting Nigeria in a nuanced way and rebranding it in a positive light. She won the Tristan Perlroth Prize for Summer Foreign Travel to support the project and has hosted multiple exhibits at Yale. In 2015, she published a book based on her experiences. 
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Emuche Nwaigwe

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One to watch

David Emuche Nwaigwe is a multi-talented artist and teacher. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied drawing and painting.

Nwaigwe, who has an MBA, identifies himself mainly as an illustrator. He however has an interest in other artistic mediums including filmmaking, printmaking, and fashion design.

Emuche's fantastic works can be found here

Sources: AfroPunk dot com, EmucheNwaigwe dot com