Jerry Chiemeke is a columnist, culture critic and lawyer. His works have appeared in The Inlandia Journal, The Johannesburg Review of Books, The Guardian, Honey & Lime, Bone and Ink Press and Agbowo, among others. A lover of long walks and alternative rock music, Jerry lives in Lagos, Nigeria where he is working on a novel. He is the winner of the 2017 Ken Saro Wiwa Prize for Reviews, and he was shortlisted for the 2019 Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Jerry has been a featured contributor for platforms like Bellanaija, The Lagos Review, The Bagus and The Opera News Hub. He has facilitated creative workshops and panels in different parts of the country, and for his contribution to the Nigerian literary community, he received the 2019 Connect Nigeria Award for Excellence.