CỌ́N-SCÌÒ, pronounced CON-SHE-O, is the magazine of collective knowledge.
Our name comes from ‘CON’ [a word-forming element meaning “together”] + ‘SCIO’ [a Latin word that means “to know”]. Thus, our purpose is to provide a home for original creative works — expressed in poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, art & photography — that interrogate aspects of our shared society in order to improve our collective knowledge.
We have no stylistic or ideological allegiance besides creativity & originality.
DATE: OCT 2022
PAGE COUNT: 50
…an object will not change its motion unless a force acts on it — Newton.
The October 2022 Issue of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine honours selfless individuals—pacesetters, as we labelled them—who have shown a sustained desire to create opportunities, communities, and supportive structures for everyone in the Nigerian literary space we share. Our four honorees: Olumide Holloway, Eriata Oribhabor, Brigitte Poirson, and Wale Okediran, established institutions and initiatives that have shaped Nigerian literature over the past two decades, and I hope that your reading of their stories will inspire you. We also have beautiful poetry, fascinating art, and nonfiction celebrating prominent names from the past and living annals of Nigerian literature.
Contributors: Ojo Olumide, Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera, Peter Itanka, Ijeoma Ntada, Ugochukwu Anadi, Udochukwu Chidera, Stephen O Solanke, Olajuwon Joseph Olumide, Jon Kote, Adedire Adekunle Peter, Overcomer Ibiteye, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, Ibrahim Ajani Lawal, Abdulrazaq Salihu, Ugochukwu Anadi, and Enit’ayanfe Ayosojumi Akinsanya.
Editors: Jide Badmus (Poetry), Ehi-Kowochio Ogwiji (Features), Eugene Yakubu (Fiction), Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera (Guest Editor) & Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (Layout, Design, Photography & Art/Editor-In-Chief).
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THE CỌ́N-SCÌÒ MAGAZINE EDITORIAL TEAM
KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON is an award-winning writer, communications expert, and publishing entrepreneur known for supporting and mentoring young Nigerian writers. Kukogho has authored four poetry collections and a novel Devil’s Pawn, which won the 2018 Dusty Manuscript Prize. Kukogho is the CEO of Words Rhymes & Rhythm Ltd, the Publisher of Auhorpedia Publishers and Editor-in-Chief of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine. He is @brainypoet on all social media platforms.
EHI-KOWOICHO OGWIJI is a writer who examines womenfolk issues, mental health, and environmental realities. Her works have appeared on several literary platforms and she has won accolades for her writing. She is the Features Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine
JIDE BADMUS is an electrical engineer, a literary promoter and a poet. Jide is the author of three poetry collections: There is a Storm in my Head (2017), Scripture (2018), and Obalúayé (2022). He is the Poetry Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine.
EUGENE YAKUBU is a seasoned editor, book critic, reviewer and storyteller. Eugene loves art and nature and spends his time reading beautiful novels and writing stories. He is the Program Officer at Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF), Book Reviewer at Authorpedia, and CỌ́N-SCÌÒ’s Fiction Editor.