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List of Nigerian Writersreport

  • Chris Abani (born 1966), novelist, playwright and poet (A)

  • Chinua Achebe (1930–2013), novelist, poet and critic (A)

  • Catherine Obianuju Acholonu (born 1951), academic (A)

  • Remi Adedeji (born 1937), children's writer and academic editor (A)

  • Abimbola Adelakun, novelist (A)

  • Sade Adeniran, novelist and filmmaker (A)

  • Saheed Aderinto (born 1979), author and academic (A)

  • Akin Adesokan, novelist and scholar (A)

  • Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969), poet (A)

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 1977), novelist and poet (A)

  • S. A. Afolabi (born 1966) (A)

  • Ifeoma Aggrey-Fynn (d. 2015), writer (A)

  • Tolu Ajayi (born 1946), poet and writer of fiction (A)

  • Tolu Akinyemi, writer, poet (A)

  • Yemi Ajibade (1929–2013), playwright and actor (A)

  • Audrey Ajose (born 1937?), journalist and juvenile fiction writer (A)

  • Uwem Akpan (born 1971), Jesuit priest and writer (A)

  • Hauwa Ali (died 1995), novelist (A)

  • Akilu Aliyu (1918–1998), poet (A)

  • Zaynab Alkali (born 1950), novelist, short-story writer and academic (A)

  • T. M. Aluko (1918–2010), novelist and autobiographer (A)

  • Elechi Amadi (1934–2016), novelist (A)

  • Ifi Amadiume (born 1947), poet, anthropologist and essayist (A)

  • Karen King-Aribisala, short-story writer, novelist and academic (A)

  • Yemisi Aribisala (born 1973), essayist and food memoirist (A)

  • Nana Asmau (1793–1864) (A)

  • Odafe Atogun, writer (A)

  • Sefi Atta (born 1964), novelist, short-story writer and playwright (A)

  • Uche Azikiwe (born 1947), author (A)

  • Nnorom Azuonye (born 1967), theatre director, playwright and poet (A)

  • Ayobami Adebayo, novelist (A)

  • Rotimi Babatunde (B)

  • Biyi Bandele (born 1967) (B)

  • Bunmi Banjo (born 1977) (B)

  • A. Igoni Barrett (born 1979) (B)

  • Lindsay Barrett (born 1941) (B)

  • Olumbe Bassir (1919–2001) (B)

  • Muhammed Bello (B)

  • Philip Begho (born 1956) (B)

  • Omoseye Bolaji (B)

  • Chin Ce (born 1966) (C)

  • Chinweizu (born 1943) (C)

  • John Pepper Clark (born 1935) (C)

  • Teju Cole (born 1975) (C)

  • Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1807–1891), linguist, translator, diarist, explorer, writer (C)

  • Usman dan Fodio (1754–1817) poet, political and societal theorist, law and jurisprudence writer (D)

  • Jude Dibia (born 1975) (D)

  • Antera Duke, diarist (D)

  • Debrah Eunice Osagiede (D)

  • Dami Ajayi (D)

  • Michael Echeruo (born 1937), poet, critic (E)

  • Amatoritsero (Godwin) Ede (E)

  • Chike Frankie Edozien (E)

  • Philip Effiong (1925–2003) (E)

  • Cyprian Ekwensi (1921–2007) (E)

  • Buchi Emecheta (1944–2017) (E)

  • E. Nolue Emenanjo (born 1943) (E)

  • Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–97) (E)

  • Rosemary Esehagu (born 1981) (E)

  • Femi Euba (born 1942) (E)

  • Dickson Ekhaguere, playwright (E)

  • Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (1903–1963), novelist (F)

  • Adebayo Faleti (born 1930) (F)

  • Toyin Falola (born 1953) (F)

  • Dan Fulani (F)

  • Bilkisu Funtuwa (F)

  • Flora Nwapa (born 1931) (F)

  • Godspower Oboido (born 1988), poet and essayist (G)

  • Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1705–1775), autobiographer (G)

  • Helon Habila (born 1967), novelist (H)

  • Obo Aba Hisanjani (born 1949), poet (H)

  • Helen Oyeyemi (born 1984), novelist (H)

  • Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (born 1979) (I)

  • Nnanna Ikpo (I)

  • Ejikeme Ikwunze (I)

  • Abubakar Imam (1911–1981) (I)

  • Eghosa Imasuen (born 1976) (I)

  • Tade Ipadeola (born 1970), poet (I)

  • Akinwunmi Isola, playwright, dramatist, scholar (I)

  • Uzodinma Iweala (born 1982) (I)

  • Festus Iyayi (born 1947) (I)

  • Emmanuel Iduma (born 1989) (I)

  • John Jea (1773–?) (J)

  • Elnathan John (born 1982) (J)

  • Samuel Johnson (1846–1901) (J)

  • Toni Kan (born 1971) (K)

  • Farooq Kperogi (born 1973), author, columnist, journalism professor (K)

  • Duro Ladipo (1931–1978) (L)

  • Abimbola Lagunju (born 1960) (L)

  • Logan February (born 1999) (L)

  • Amina Mama (born 1958) (M)

  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika (born 1968) (M)

  • Oliver Mbamara (M)

  • Sebastian Okechukwu Mezu (born 1941) (M)

  • Dele Momodu (born 1960) (M)

  • John Munonye (born 1929) (M)

  • Echezonachukwu Nduka (born 1989) (N)

  • Uche Nduka (born 1963) (N)

  • Martina Nwakoby (born 1937) (N)

  • Nkem Nwankwo (1936–2001) (N)

  • Flora Nwapa (1931–1993) (N)

  • Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (born 1976), novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist (N)

  • Onuora Nzekwu (born 1928) (N)

  • Onyeka Nwelue (1988) (N)

  • Chuma Nwokolo (born 1963), writer, poet, humorist, essayist (N)

  • Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah (born 1962), writer, poet, scholar, performer, (N)

  • Chigozie Obioma (born 1986) (O)

  • Obiwu (born 1962), poet, theorist (O)

  • Ike Odimegwu (O)

  • Josephat Obi Oguejiofor (O)

  • Olu Oguibe (born 1964) (O)

  • Ike Oguine (O)

  • Molara Ogundipe (born 1949) (O)

  • Wole Oguntokun (O)

  • Tanure Ojaide (born 1948), poet, critic (O)

  • Gabriel Okara (1921–2019), poet (O)

  • Christopher Okigbo (1932–1967), poet (O)

  • Julie Okoh (born 1947), playwright (O)

  • Nnedi Okorafor (born 1974) (O)

  • Ifeoma Okoye (born 1937), novelist (O)

  • Chinelo Okparanta (born 1981) (O)

  • Isidore Okpewho (born 1941), novelist, critic (O)

  • Ben Okri (born 1959), poet, novelist (O)

  • Afolabi Olabimtan (1932–2003) (O)

  • Olatubosun Oladapo (born 1943) (O)

  • Ukamaka Olisakwe (born 1982) (O)

  • Simbo Olorunfemi (O)

  • Kole Omotosho (born 1943), novelist (O)

  • Kola Onadipe (1922–1988) (O)

  • Nuzo Onoh (born 1962), African Horror author (O)

  • Osonye Tess Onwueme (born 1955) (O)

  • Nduka Onwuegbute (born 1969) (O)

  • Ifeoma Onyefulu (born 1959) (O)

  • Bukola Oriola (born 1976) (O)

  • Dennis Osadebay (1911–1995), poet (O)

  • Femi Osofisan (born 1946) (O)

  • E. C. Osondu (O)

  • Ayodele Olofintuade (born 1970s), novelist (O)

  • Niyi Osundare (born 1947), poet (O)

  • Onyinye Ough (O)

  • Helen Ovbiagele (born 1944) (O)

  • Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí (O)

  • Moses Ochonu (O)

  • Remi Sonaiya (born 1955) (R)

  • Remi Raji (born 1961) (R)

  • Ola Rotimi (1938–2000), novelist, theatre director and playwright (R)

  • Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941–1995), playwright, novelist, poet (S)

  • Mabel Segun (born 1930) (S)

  • Lola Shoneyin (born 1974), novelist, poet (S)

  • Zulu Sofola (1935–1995), playwright (S)

  • Bode Sowande (born 1948), playwright (S)

  • Wole Soyinka (born 1934), playwright, poet, novelist; Nobel laureate, (1986) (S)

  • Ibrahim Sheme (born 1968), novelist, poet, publisher (S)

  • Amos Tutuola (1920–1997), novelist (T)

  • Kola Tubosun (born 1981), poet, essayist and linguist (T)

  • Obiora Udechukwu (born 1946), poet (U)

  • Gracy Ukala (born 1946), novelist (U)

  • Adaora Lily Ulasi (born 1932), novelist (U)

  • Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike (born 1975), poet (U)

  • Chika Unigwe (born 1974), novelist (U)

  • Sam Ukala (born 1948), playwright, prose fiction writer, poet (U)

  • Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1944–1986), poet (V)

  • Jumoke Verissimo (born 1979), poet (V)

  • Ken Wiwa (1968–2016), biographer (W)

  • Molara Wood (born 1969), short-story writer, journalist (W)

  • Balaraba Ramat Yakubu (born 1959), Hausa-language writer (Y)

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