Uche Ogbuji, more properly Úchèńnà Ogbújí, is a poet, spoken word performer and DJ. Born in Calabar, Nigeria, he lived in Egypt, England and elsewhere before settling in the US near Boulder. An engineer by training and entrepreneur by trade, he fell in love with poetry and spoken word at university in Nsukka. His poetry chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado (Aldrich Press), is a Colorado Book Award Winner. His forthcoming book, Ńchéfù Road is winner of the Christopher Smart Prize in the UK. Work published worldwide, and featured in the Best New African Poets anthology, fuses Igbo culture, European classicism, American Mountain West setting, and Hip-Hop, often exploring afrofuturist themes. He is a 2020 Rhysling Award nominee for his poem Ọ́jí Íjè [KOLA JOURNEY], which was published in FIYAH #11. @uogbuji on twitter.
Check out Uche’s forthcoming poetry collection, Ńchéfù Road. Find Uche on his website, or on Twitter at @uogbuji, on Reddit at u/CodeGriot, and on Github at uche720.