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Igbo Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 30 reporters who speak Igbo. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Igbo are Samuel Okocha and Gift Onyinye Agiriga. Use our journalist directory to find an Igbo speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Igbo



Samuel Okocha

Lagos, Nigeria
Samuel Okocha is a journalist based in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. He has extensive experience as a broadcaster, news editor, and freelance multimedia journalist.

As a multimedia journalist, he has produced content for international broadcast media outlets such as Voice of America, NPR, Read moreEuronews and Radio France International. In addition to producing original content for radio and television, he has also appeared live, providing insights on breaking news and current events from Nigeria, on various news media, including CBC News Network, CBS News radio, BBC Ulster, TRT, Alhurra TV and VOA. As well as working with broadcast media, he as deep and broad experience in writing about Nigeria and several African countries for specialist publications. A Bloomberg certified journalist, he currently edits commodity news at a Pan African investment research agency.

He is also a documentary and street photographer and author of the photobook From Nobody to Somebody: A Journalist’s Lagos Diary, which is listed on Amazon.

FURTHER NOTES:
             1. Experience with video rushes and fully produced packages for television 
             2. Experience with tape syncing and complete sound reporting for radio
             3. Generally available during weekends and the holiday season
             4. Generally available for live phoner for radio and television 
             5. Specialties: Clarity, conciseness and absolute attention to facts, details and deadlines.
Languages
English Igbo Yoruba
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Risk Analysis Breaking News Research
+5

Gift Onyinye Agiriga

Abuja, Nigeria
Gift Onyinye Agiriga is an award winning Broadcast Journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria.
She has a degree in Mass Communication , and a Second degree in English Language.
She is presently concluding her Masters in Development Communication. 

Onyinye is a typified model of quintessential Read morebroadcast journalist. Exceptionally skilled, talented and experienced On Air Personality, compere, Entertainer, Voice over artiste and host.

Onyinye 's mantra is creating and not competing!
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+1
Skills
Breaking News Politics Current Affairs
+3

Alphonsus Okoroigwe

Enugu, Nigeria
ALPHONSUS OKOROIGWE is a journalist based in Enugu, Nigeria.

He's spent over two decades working with foreign and national news organisations, with vast experience in reporting various social issues in Nigeria. He has excellent English communication skills with strong ability to communicate Read moreeffectively on radio, television and digital platforms; as well as a blazing passion for writing, photography and videography, which has contributed to a development-driven career in journalism. His drive for learning has made him develop good planning and organisational skills that enable him work under pressure to meet deadlines consistently.
Languages
English Hausa Igbo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Music Politics Current Affairs
+7

Kate Onah

Kano, Nigeria
kate onah is an award winning Nigerian Broadcast Journalist based in Kano, Nigeria. She was formerly with Dala 88.5 fm (Freedom Radio Group). She use to be the host of African Beat on Freedom Radio 99.5 fm. She is currently an On Air Personality (OAP) with Correct Fm 100.7/Sound city radio Kano. Read moreOmalicha had stint with a Couple of radios in Nigeria including Music Time in Africa on VOA(Voice of America, Washington DC). She is a Producer, Tourist Enthusiast, Historian, Film Actress, Movie Location Manager, Writer and Kate believes in simplicity. She is also good in writing and speaking Pidgin English Language.

Hobbies: She like reading, researching, listening to music, travelling and she plays Volleyball.
Languages
English Hausa Igbo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Investigative Reporting Politics Social
+12

Alemayehu Sori

Minneapolis, United States of America
ALEMAYEHU SORI is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
Avestan Amharic Aragonese
+113
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin

Ikeja, Nigeria
Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin is a distinguished Nigerian journalist, born on March 4th, with roots in Enugu State from his father's side and Anambra State from his mother's. 

His journalistic journey began as a reporter for the Daily Champion Newspaper in Lagos, where he cultivated his expertise in Read morecovering entertainment, culture, and local events. Egungwu's passion for the entertainment industry shines through his work, where he sheds light on the triumphs and trials of prominent personalities.

His contributions extend to the Daily Independent newspaper in Lagos, where he focuses on entertainment and various other topics. 

Beyond reporting, Egungwu holds the role of editor and co-founder of The Reliant News, an online news platform that underscores his dedication to journalism.

 His articles delve into the intricacies of celebrity life, exploring the impact of media representation on their careers, and he ensures his audience stays abreast of the latest developments.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Journalism
Skills
Film & Theatre Politics Breaking News
+3

Ugwuja George

Abuja, Nigeria
FILMMAKER- | Senior Producer | Content Manager | Strategic Communications | Creative Fiction/Nonfiction for Social Impact | Ideation | Videographer | Researcher |Trainer | Drone Operator|
Languages
English Hausa Igbo
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+2
Skills
Research Business Film & Theatre
+6

Justice Nwafor

Ikeja, Nigeria
Justice Nwafor is an award-winning freelance journalist, editor and content writer. His reports have been published on multiple platforms, including the BBC, SciDevNet, HumAngle, Earth Journalism Network, International Policy Digest, Nigerian Tribune, Ripples Nigeria, etc. His works have received Read moreawards. The most recent honour came in August 2023 from the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism in South Africa, where one of his works was recognized as the best in the Business and Environment category.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+5
Skills
Fact Checking Finance Investigative Reporting
+6

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

Abuja, Nigeria
Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu is a dedicated freelance journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria, with a passion for community development, women empowerment, and solution journalism. Her reporting often focuses on the grassroots initiatives that drive societal progress, such as her coverage of the 'Able Women' Read moregroup in the Federal Capital Territory. These women have taken on infrastructure challenges by repairing roads and providing assistance during emergencies, showcasing their significant impact on community improvement in the face of governmental neglect.

As a committed advocate for the inclusion of women in all aspects of media practice, especially in leadership roles, Chika participated in the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) Female Reporters’ Leadership Training Program (FRLP) in 2019, earning her the distinction of being a fellow of the WSCIJ/FRLP. Her career goal is to be a leading voice in the campaign for gender equality within the media industry.

Chika's humanitarian efforts extend to reporting on the plight of impoverished natives in Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory and covering the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the insurgency-affected North-Eastern part of the country. Her love for human angle stories that foster development is evident in her work, as she skillfully crafts narratives that not only inform but also inspire action and change within the society.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Feature Stories Investigative Journalism Fact Checking
Skills
Investigative Reporting Cultural Science & Environment
+2

Chukwudi Okolie-Ugbaja

Abuja (F.c.t.), Nigeria
Chukwudi Okolie-Ugbaja is a journalist based in Abuja (F.c.t.), Nigeria.
He is an all-rounder in terms of digital content production with news and documentaries as his forte.
He has just anchored a coaching programme on behalf of United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM - owners of VOA) at Read moreChannels Academy for 21 reporters from across Nigeria on preparations for election coverage. He brings out the mojo in the broadcast journalist in addition to equipping them with English that gets to the maximum number of eardrums.
Chukwudi is an avid storyteller with a nose for news.
Languages
Igbo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+4
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking Climate Change
+7

Elighton Emeka Okoye

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Elighton Emeka Okoye is an experienced multimedia journalist and risk intelligence analyst based in Ivory Coast, with a specialization in environmental issues, legislation, and current affairs. Over the past eight years, he has also established himself as a documentarist and filmmaker, dedicating Read morehis career to shedding light on critical environmental challenges, particularly the issue of deforestation in Côte d'Ivoire. His journalistic work is notable for its focus on the efforts of individuals and organizations, such as Marc Anthelme Kouadio and Sodefor, who are actively engaged in combating deforestation and mitigating its harmful impacts, including seasonal disruptions.

In his capacity as an open-source investigator, Okoye has developed a keen eye for detail and a commitment to uncovering the truth, skills that have greatly enhanced his reporting and storytelling abilities. His multimedia approach allows him to create compelling narratives that not only inform but also engage a wide audience, bringing attention to the pressing environmental concerns facing his country and the broader region.

Okoye's dedication to environmental journalism is reflected in his in-depth coverage and analysis of the complex interplay between natural ecosystems and human activities. Through his documentaries and films, he has become a respected voice in the media landscape, advocating for sustainable practices and policies that aim to preserve the environment for future generations. His work continues to inspire action and drive conversations around environmental conservation and responsible governance.
Languages
English French Igbo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Technology Breaking News Politics
+11

Samson Omamuzo

Lagos, Nigeria
Samson Omamuzo is a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. I have over 5 years producing stories in video, text and image format for the newsroom, broadcast companies and communications. 

I report stories in Nigeria with a unique angle from script development to writing and video/photo coverage and Read morewith a good network of Journalist, reporters and contacts to work within Nigeria. 

I have worked with Aljazeera, Global Citizen, The African Channel, Kwese TV, Outbox TV and other media companies.
Languages
English Igbo Yoruba
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+16
Skills
Breaking News Film & Theatre Music
+15

Nkechi Onyinyechi Ogbonna

Lagos, Nigeria
Nkechi Ogbonna is a prolific journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. striving to use the media as a tool for social change with my amiable journalism skills, effective communication abilities and training experience.
Languages
English Hausa Igbo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Arts & Books Finance Politics
+6

Chika Onyesi

Abuja, Nigeria
Chika Onyesi is a journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Media Training

Zack Baddorf

New York, United States of America
I'm a journalist and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience producing award-winning stories in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West Bank, Kashmir, and Iraq, as well as rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka and Burma.

I've reported for Al Jazeera Read moreEnglish, Newsweek, VICE, RYOT, NPR, BBC, CBS, AP, the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, and other international publications in video, radio, photo, and print formats.

Most recently, I spent a year working as a civilian videographer for the U.S. special forces command in Afghanistan. At rural, remote bases, I captured video of U.S. special forces and Afghan security forces.

I also work as an adjunct professor at New York University and New York Film Academy teaching public relations and broadcast journalism. I've got a master of fine arts degree in documentary studies, a master of arts degree in international relations, another master’s in public relations and a bachelor's in journalism.
Languages
German Greek English
+80
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Current Affairs Technology War Reporter
+7

Igboeli Arinze

Abuja (F.c.t.), Nigeria
Igboeli Arinze is an accomplished public affairs analyst and newspaper columnist  with over a thousand articles to his credit. He is presently the Managing Editor of Hawkeye Communications, publishers of realpoliticsnigeria.ng, nzogbunzogbu.ng, TTP.ng,.Anambratimes.com and Busybody. He also writes Read morea column, 'Imprimatur' with the Nation Newspapers. He is a history buff with vast knowledge on Nigeria, Africa and Europe. He also has a podcast Political Nigeria, where he discusses political happenings and issues in Nigeria.
Languages
English Igbo Yoruba
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+10
Skills
Sports Current Affairs Research
+6

Kanayo Ndubuaku

Lagos, Nigeria
Kanayo Ndubuaku is a journalist based in Nigeria. He covers local and international  stories concerning social problems and responses.

Also, he writes extensively about crime and terrorism, elections, political unrest and democracy, enviroment and human rights. 

From writing, editing, Read moreinvestigations and final reportage he brings uniqueness to story telling and news writing.
Languages
German English Igbo
+1
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Climate Change Cultural Science & Environment
+11

Ibrahimo Delivane

Maputo, Mozambique
Ibrahimo Delivane is a journalist at Radio Mozambique .
Languages
English Igbo Portuguese
+5
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Business Social Sports
+12

Oluseyi Adeyemi

Lagos, Nigeria
Oluseyi Adeyemi is a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria.
He is an experienced TV producer that has has decades of service experience in producing tv programs, documentaries and movies.
He can write exceptionally well, he can edit both videos and audios and he can use various range of cameras Read moreprofessionally.
His previous works include the nationally acclaimed tv talk-Patitos gang and The Policy Council with Opeyemi Agbaje.
His works can be viewed online below
www.youtube.com//user/tpcwithopeyemiagbaje
Languages
English Hausa Igbo
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Fact Checking
+8

Benson Ibeabuchi

Lagos, Nigeria
Benson Ibeabuchi is an International documentary photojournalist and filmmaker living in Lagos, Nigeria. Benson's interest in photography is to be a keen observer of humanity by capturing and retelling stories from perspectives that are often overlooked.

Benson is a professional member of Read moreAfrican Photojournalism Database (APJD) a joint project by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa. His attention to detail and work ethics has led him to work with various reputable organisations such as The Nigerian Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale Art Festival, LagosPhoto Festival, DIA Fund, Diaspora rise up, YIAGA Africa, AYADA Lab, NIRSAL among others and has been exhibited at the first Canon Alumni Exhibition as well as at the Alliance Francaise Lagos for their 2018 World Music Day Exhibition.

Benson’s images have been utilised and featured in AJ Stream (Aljazeera Stream), The Sole Adventurer, Nataal, IAM Magazine Nigeria and Art Africa to name a few.

Benson attended the first creative lab organised by the Native Photography Agency in collaboration with African Artists’ Foundation, The IWMF, and Blink. Benson also was also one of 10 young photographers nominated to participate in the Canon Storytelling Masterclass organized under Canon’s Miraisha program and was a mentee at the Fotofactory Lagos under Eva Maria Ocherbauer in 2018.

When Benson is not on assignment, he works on personal projects.
Languages
English Igbo Yoruba
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Photography
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Natural Disasters Sports
+4

Martin-Luther C. King

Accra, Ghana
Martin-Luther C. King is a journalist, publicist/media consultant and events management expert based in Accra, Ghana.
King is also the convener of the trade policy event, the Ghana Trade Policy Enlightenment Summit for Foreigners, GaTPES, which helps foreign investors in Ghana and government Read moreagencies in Ghana's trade policy and trade laws value chain to understand each other better.
A columnist with ModernGhana.com; Ghana, King represents BusinessDay Newspaper-Nigeria, and Daily Sun Newspaper-Nigeria in Ghana.
He is the former general manager of Ghana Business & Finance Magazine, the country's premier business journal; founding managing editor of Integrity Magazine, Ghana's first leadership and corporate governance magazind ; and former West Africa editor of the pan-African newsfeature, AfricaToday Magazine, London-UK, among others.
King is the president of the Journalists for Regional Integration, JORIN, the premier network of pro-integration journalists in West Africa.

Best regards.
Languages
English Igbo Twi
Services
Journalism
Skills
Travel Entertainment & Celebrity Business
+7

Caleb Onwe

Abuja, Nigeria
Caleb Onwe is a journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Breaking News
+5

Dilibe Michael

Maiduguri, Nigeria
Dilibe Michael is a journalist based in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Languages
English French Hausa
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Content Writing
+2
Skills
War Reporter Media Training Fact Checking
+3

Ebenezer Okike

Ikeja, Nigeria
Ebenezer Okike is a photojournalist based in Ikeja, Nigeria.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Climate Change Arts & Books Cultural
+18

Emeka Nwokocha

Warri, Nigeria
Emeka Nwokocha is a journalist and Senior Correspondent at TheBrief Online News Platform. He brings his honed expertise in news reportage and feature writing to bear on his current job. His area of specialty includes politics, governance, economy, gender inequality and human rights. He is a Read moreprolific writer and public speaker. He often lends his voice on vexing issues characterizing political leadership in Nigeria. He regularly features on discussion programmes on TV, most frequently, on Delta Rainbow Television (DRTV), Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He is an activist and fearless critic of skewed government policies that undermine the interest of the hapless citizens.

His opinions and writing have appeared in numerous outlets, including The Nation Newspaper, The Printer Newspaper, and online platforms - Ndokwa Reporters, Thebrief, Advocate, Freshangle, and Newsnet.ng.

He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professional (ISSUP).
He holds a B.A. in Mass Communication and a Master’s Degree in Communication Management (MCM) from Delta State University.
Languages
English Igbo
Services
Feature Stories Investigative Journalism Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2
Skills
Breaking News Politics Current Affairs
+2
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