Prof. Onwuchekwa Jemie

Prof. Onwuchekwa Jemie
Editor-in-Chief, Business Day.
Prof. Onwuchekwa Jemie is a Nigerian scholar, poet, journalist, and professor. Onwuchekwa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and a Master's degree from Harvard University, before returning to Columbia University for a PHD in English and Comparative Literature.


Alongside colleagues Stanley Macebuh, Femi Osofisan, and Chinweizu Ibekwe, Onwuchekwa spearheaded the founding of The Guardian newspaper, considered by many as the Flagship of the Nigerian print media, serving as the newspaper's first Editorial Page Editor and Chairman of the Editorial Board.


Onwuchekwa has also published a few books, notably, Langston Hughes: An Introduction to the Poetry (1976) and Biafra Requiem (1970), as well as Toward the Decolonization of African Literature (1983) which he co-authored with Chinweizu and Ihechukwu Madubuike, and Yo' Mama!: New Raps, Toasts, Dozens, Jokes and Children's Rhymes from Urban Black America (2003).