Chika Oduah is a journalist, poet, writer, documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Voice of America, The Guardian, The BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, The Associated Press, UK Channel 4, France 24, National Geographic, National Public Radio, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, MSNBC and other outlets.
In recent years, Chika has offered exclusive reporting on the insurgency of the jihadist organization Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria as one of the few journalists reporting on the ground where the terrorist group operates.
Her reporting goes beyond the headlines, exploring culture, history, conflict, human rights, and development to capture the complexities, hopes and everyday realities of Africans and people of African descent.
She is presently based in Dakar, Senegal.