Elizabeth Okoh is a London based, Nigerian Writer, Creative Director and Photographer with a penchant for storytelling and wanderlust. She holds a joint honours degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Sussex and a certificate in Novel Writing and Longer Works from City University of London.
She was listed for the Etisalat Flash Fiction 2015 Prize for Literature and her writing has been published in Culture Trip, BN, The Naked Convos, Simone Digital and Fashion Business Africa. When writing non-fiction, especially memoirs, she seeks to uncover memories and events from her childhood that impact her life as an adult. In her fiction writing, she seeks to dissect and analyse various human conditions, experiences and norms. In 2014, she started her travel and lifestyle blog, Sewafolie which can still be found here. Her work is inspired and influenced by her culture, social justice, immigration and living in the diaspora.
Okoh’s passion for photography was birthed during her teenage years in Lagos. However, she only began to invest in her journey as a self- taught photographer in 2017. She is interested in portraiture, boudoir and conceptual photography which she uses to explore various narratives. Her photography work and series have been published in O Globo, Brazil’s biggest national newspaper, Falstaff and Positive News.
Okoh’s debut novel, The Returnees will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in April 2020. She is currently working on her second novel and third conceptual photography project.