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Echezonachukwu Nduka Biography, Age and Net Worth

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Echezonachukwu Nduka Biography
Echezonachukwu Nduka Biography

Echezonachukwu Chinedu Nduka (born 19 July 1989)  is a Nigerian poetauthorpianist, recording artist, and musicologist specializing in piano music by West African composers. His work has been featured on BBC, Radio Nacional Clasica de Argentina, Radio France International (rfi), and Classical Journey.

Echezonachukwu Nduka Biography and education

Nduka was born in OnitshaNigeria. He attended several mission schools as a result of his parents’ vocation as ministers who were transferred to various stations. As a child who spent most of his time in the rectory and church environment, he joined The Boys Brigade, an organization founded in Glasgow, Scotland, by Sir William Alexander Smith. Afterwards, Nduka became a choirboy singing soprano and later, tenor.

Nduka attended Bishop Crowther Seminary, Awka. In 2006, he gained admission into the University of Nigeria to study Music, and graduated magna cum laude in 2010. Thereafter, he proceeded to Kingston University London, United Kingdom, where he studied as a postgraduate student in Music.

Career

Echezonachukwu Nduka Nigeria poet, short story writer | African  Millionaires and EntrepreneursAcademic and Writing

Nduka worked in Nigeria as a lecturer in Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (later known as Alvan Ikoku University of Education), Owerri. In addition, he has worked as a freelance writer and columnist for The Nigerian Telegraph, and for African Hadithi, a Pan-African online media platform where his essays and poetry have been published. His essay “Preserving the Igbo Cultural Dogmas via Literature: From Chinua Achebe to Onyeka Nwelue” garnered enormous readership and debates. Nduka has been listed as one of the five Nigerian contemporary writers to watch out for. His published critical reviews and appraisals are centered on contemporary African literature with emphasis on poetry and fiction by authors of African descent.

Literary journals and anthologies

Poetry

Nduka’s poem “Etude” won the Bronze Prize at the 4th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast. In 2016, he emerged winner of the 6th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast Prize for his poem “Listen”. One of his spoken-word poems titled “We Wear Purple Robes” is a reflection on terrorism in Nigeria. His work has been published in reputable literary journals and anthologies including Transition Magazine,Sentinel NigeriaSentinel Literary QuarterlyRiver RiverThe Bombay ReviewBakwaAfrican WriterJalada AfricaSaraba MagazineThe Indianapolis ReviewKissing DynamiteThe Village Square Journal20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry Vol.IIBlack Communion: Poems of 100 New African PoetsFrom Here to There: A Cross Cultural Poetry AnthologyA Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African PoetryThe Solace of Nature: An Anthology of International PoetryThe Bombay Review: An Anthology of Short Fiction and Poetry, among several others. Some of his poems have been translated into NorwegianFrench, and Arabic

High-spirited Two Poems By Echezonachukwu Nduka | Award9jaInternational Poetic Project

In the summer of 2015, the third edition of the international poetic project in honour of the legendary Russian poet, singer, songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was published in the US. The project, which is essentially a world poetry anthology compiled and edited by Marlena Zimna, the Director of Polish Vladimir Vysotsky’s Museum in Koszalin, features Nduka’s Igbo translations of Vladimir Vysotsky’s poems alongside translations in Greek, Hindi, Maori, Xhosa, Meitei, Peru, Fante, Georgian, Cebuano, Maltese, Gujarati, Assamese, French, and several other world languages by notable poets and translators from different parts of the world.

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