Judith Laphilai Maikaho (AKA JLF) is a Nigerian poet, storyteller, and essayist. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Pacific, Trouvaille Review, Nnoko Stories, Kalahari Review, Eboquills, Literary Yard, Trouvaille Review, Arts Lounge(IssueII), Spillwords, Parousia Magazine, and elsewhere. She explores diverse themes but mostly writes about climate change, gender equality, mythology, mysticism, history, and science. A SprinNG fellow (2022 cohort), her works have been shortlisted for the inaugural MAFEELDA Essay Contest and the CCGSU Creative Day Contest, fiction category(2018), where she placed third.
Passionate about peace and conflict resolution, she spends her time volunteering on peace projects and lending her voice to the need for peaceful coexistence.
She was previously on the creativity panel for the MERRI Project, sponsored by the US Mission Nigeria and SDG Gombe. She is also a member of the Creative Club at Gombe State University and the Gombe Jewel Writers Association. Furthermore, JLF is the Founding Editor and Secretary of Influencers Writers Initiative, INWI.
Currently, JLF is a student at Gombe State University, and she lives with her family in the state's capital. You can find her on Twitter @JlfMaikaho and on Facebook as JLF Maikaho.