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.
TITLE: THE LOCKDOWN
MONTH/YEAR: January 2021
PAGE COUNT: 53
The poems, essays, stories, photographs and art in this issue evidence the unstoppable flow of human creative juices, even during a pandemic so great it put the entire world on lockdown. Inspired by and/or created during the pandemic, the offerings speak for themselves as fragments of individual experiences creatively recorded and freely donated to our collective knowledge.
Contributors: Reginald C. Ofodile, Emeka Aniagolu, Taofeek Ayeyemi, Adesina Ajala, Queen Nneoma Kanu, Shedrack Opeyemi Akanbi, Emmanuel Udoma, Chibueze Obunadike, Tajudeen Alaya, Nket-Awaji Alpheaus, Olivia Onyekwena, Favour Chukwuemeka, Anthony Ogidi, Olowo Qudus, Olaitan Humble, Ókólí Stephen Nonso, Oppong Clifford Benjamin, Olaewe David Opeyemi, Tochukwu Precious Eze, Osho Tunde, Akin-Ademola Emmanuel, Mohammed Oluwatimileyin Taoheed, Olajuwon Joseph Olumide, Michael Emmanuel, Emmanuel Ojeikhodion, Blessing Omeiza Ojo, Taofeeqah Adigun, Bayowa Ayomide, Mozeedat Kehinde Abdulrasak, Sulola Imran Abiola, Martins Deep, Terri Witek, Ayomikun Oluwagbenga, Kirsten C. Okenwa, and Ahmed Maiwada.
Editors: Jide Badmus (Poetry Editor), David Ishaya Osu (Photography & Art Editor), Ehi-Kowochio Ogwiji (Features Editor), Eugene Yakubu (Fiction Editor) & Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (Editor-In-Chief)
CỌ́N-SCÌÒ MAGAZINE is a quarterly literary publication that accepts poetry, prose, art & photography.
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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.