Name of Author: CHIKA JONES ONWUASOANYA
Book(s): VERSES FROM THE NIGER (co-author), WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2015
Genre(s): Poetry, Spoken Word
- Joint Winner, 2015 GREEN AUHOR PRIZE
- Winner, Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC), March 2015
- 2nd-runner up, Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) 2014
- Winner, ‘War of Words’ Season 2 Spoken word Slam
ONWUASOANYA CHIKA JONES is an award-wining Nigerian poet, satirist, and spoken word artist. Jones was born of an Igbo father and Yoruba Mother. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate.
Jones has won several poetry competitions. He won the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC, May 2015) and was the 2nd-runner up in the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) 2014. He is also the winner of the ‘War of Words’ Season 2 Spoken Word Poetry Slam.
During his time as a student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), he was the Organizer of the ‘Swords of Words’ Spoken Word poetry competition.
He reads, as much as he writes.
Facebook: Chika Jones Onwuasoanya
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.