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

…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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    KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON is a Nigerian writer, communications professional, arts administrator, and publishing entrepreneur. Author of five books, including Devil’s Pawn (2020) and winner of the 2018 GT Bank Dusty Manuscript Prize, Kukogho has received several accolades, both as a writer and a literary administrator. He is the founder of the not-for-profit art development organization Words Rhymes & Rhythm and manages its assisted-authorship publishing imprint, Authorpedia Publishers, and its literary arts journal, CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine.

    Ehi-Kowoicho Ogwiji, an award-winning writer explores themes of womenfolk issues, mental health, and environmental realities. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Icebreaker, co-winner of the 2020 Girl Rising Storytelling Challenge, and Editor-in-Chief of Eboquills, a literary platform she founded to nurture a supportive space for creatives. Her works have appeared in Lolwe, Harper’s Bazzar, Ake Review, and elsewhere. She is the Features Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine.

    JIDE BADMUS Jide Badmus is an engineer and poet inspired by beauty and destruction. Author of four books, including “Obaluaye” (FlowerSong Press, 2022) and “What Do I Call My Love for Your Body” (Roaring Lion Newcastle, 2022), Badmus’s poetic exploration extends to curating anthologies. He is the founder of INKspiredng and serves as a mentor in the SprinNG Fellowship and advisor to Libretto Magazine’s board. He is the Poetry Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine.

    Su’eddie Vershima AGEMA is an acclaimed writer, cultural activist, and development practitioner. His numerous accolades, including the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize (2014 & 2022), the Mandela Day Short Story Prize 2016 and was a finalist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2022. At the helm of SEVHAGE Publishing and the Benue Book and Arts Festival, he champions literary and cultural growth. His notable works include “Bring Our Casket Home,” “Home Equals Holes,” and “Memory and the Call of Waters.” He is the Fiction Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine.

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