Biography

Michaela Moye,

A writer and editor, has worked in various media, including as a producer on We 106.3 FM; and as a communications officer in the development sector.

Moye’s parents are from the South West of Nigeria and she was born and grew up in Kaduna state, where she attended Zamani College. She often contributed to the school’s magazine and once served on its editorial board. She studied law at the University of Abuja.

Nomination

Her debut collection of poetry and short stories, Relieved, was publicly released in January 2014. She gave a talk based on the book that March at The Ladies International Social Club of Abuja; and in 2017, Relieved was nominated in the Literary Category of the I Am Nigeria Award.

Early work

Moye’s early work involved writing and editing entertainment stories including interviewing Hollywood actors Danny Glover and Forest Whitaker. Her column, Taking the Mickey, ran in the Leadership newspaper intermittently between 2005 - 2010.She has contributed to TMC Box Office, a film magazine; Emirati, a fashion magazine; Metropole Magazine; and to the Goethe Institute’s newsletter for the iRep Film Festival (March 2013 and March 2017). Her short fiction has been published in the Sun Newspaper.

After serving as assistant-editor for X2, the entertainment segment of the now defunct NEXT Newspaper, Moye handled press relations on several entertainment industry projects, including the launch of Jesse Jagz’ debut album (Jag of All Tradez).

Champion For Women

In July 2012, she participated in Fidelity Bank’s Creative Writing Workshop and was tutored by the poet, Sally Keith. She contributed to “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan: Champion For Women”, a book highlighting the influence of women in Nigerian politics. In October 2013, she read two of her poems (‘Simpatico’ and ‘Jaji, Kaduna’) at the inaugural edition of Dike Chukwumerijie’s Night Of The Spoken Word. She has contributed to two reports on women and poverty issues for ActionAid Nigeria where she temporarily served as communications consultant.

Next Newspaper,Daily Times

After serving as assistant-editor for X2, the entertainment segment of the now defunct NEXT Newspaper, Moye handled press relations on several entertainment industry projects, including the launch of Jesse Jagz’ debut album (Jag of All Tradez).

Moye briefly served as the Abuja bureau chief for online news publication, Daily Times Nigeria, where she wrote articles on women’s rights issues. Moye is also one of the writers of the fourth season of the syndicated radio programme on girl-child education, Gbagan Gbagan; and in October 2011, contributed to two BBC short films on HIV & Stigmatisation. In September 2014, she was a participant in the Gender Hub Review and Strategy Workshop, organized by Voices for Change and Institute for Development Studies.

Mind WatchProject

In May 2015, she began a gender media training under MIND’s WATCH project, eventually acting as the project’s communications officer. She also served as a consultant for GenderHub Nigeria; and provided the voiceovers for three UNICEF films on child abuse. In September 2016, Moye joined the DFID-funded project, Voices4Change (V4C), as the Technical & Operations Officer, Research & Evidence. In May 2017, Moye began consulting as the Media & Communications Expert on the EU-funded National Quality Infrastructure Project for Nigeria (NIP), implemented by UNIDO.

Moye Media

Moye is the founder of Moye Media. She runs Iyannu, a store that sells art, craft and indigenous grooming supplies; and, blogs on Earth. Love. Faith (E.L.F)