Akwaeke Emezi Net Worth, Biography, Age, Wiki, Surgery, Parents

Akwaeke Emezi is a renowned writer and video artist widely known for their 2018 debut novel Freshwater. Emezi was keen on writing from an early age and started writing short stories when they were five years old.
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Akwaeke Emezi Biography

Akwaeke Emezi was born in 1987 and from Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria but raised in Aba, Nigeria. She is an Igbo and Tamil writer and Video artist and moreover, in 27 years of History, The Women’s Prize for Friction had nominated a nonbinary transgender Author.

Akwaeke Emezi Wikipedia

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Akwaeke Emezi

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 Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria






Igbo and Tamil writer and Video artist


31 years old as of 2019

Akwaeke Emezi Age

Akwaeke Emezi, born on June 6, 1987, is an Igbo and Tamil writer and filmmaker based in liminal spaces, born in Umuahia, and raised in Aba, Nigeria.

Akwaeke Emezi Career

Furthermore, Akwaeke is nominated her first novel titled “Freshwater” where its a story of a child filled with Igbo spirits. In fact, Akwaeke who does not identify as female or male and her debut Novel Freshwater has been selected for a finalist at PEN/Hemingway Award.

In addition, her debut Novel also listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, The Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize, Carnegie Medal of Excellence, and Aspen Words Literary Prize. Later, In 2018 it was listed under New York Times Notable Book.

In 2017, Akwaeke was awarded a Global Arts Fund Grant for the Project The Unblinding and Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction. In addition, she won Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, ‘Who Is Like God’ in 2017, Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, ‘THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI’, BlackStar Film Festival, Best Short Experimental, ‘UDUDEAGU’ and Wasafiri New Writing Prize Shortlist + Special Commendation, ‘WELCOME’.

Akwaeke Emezi Family

How old is Akwaeke Emezi? was born between 1987 in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria and she is 33 years old as of 2021. However, no information available on her mother and father but she has two siblings named J.K Emezi (Brother) Founder of Contrarian Group of Companies and Yagazie Emezi (sister) Video Editor.

Akwaeke Emezi Instagram

Akwaeke Emezi official Instagram page is @azemezi

Akwaeke Emezi Education

Akwaeke after completing high school, In 2012 she graduated New York University with International Public Policy + Nonprofit Management MPA. In 2016 enrolled in Syracuse University and Graduated with Creative Writing (Fiction).

Moreover, her first adult Novel titled PET will be launched in September 2019. Akwaeke is yet to publish another Novel The Death of Vivek Oji and it’s about the innocence of youth and how it clashes with culture and expectation.

She started her career in writing when she was five years old and Initially started to write Children’s book and her family published one of her book called The Jewel At Rovin House on Amazon as a Surprise Christmas present.


Nigerian-Tamil writer, Akwaeke Emezi, 32, shared a topless photo to show her chest after undergoing breast removal surgery.

The award-winning author of Freshwater revealed she had her second surgery 6 months ago.

Sharing photos of her mastectomy scars on the sixth month anniversary, she wrote:

“a big god in the swamp today’s the six month anniversary of my second nonhuman-affirming chest surgery thank you to all my lovebears who held me with such care through this year, my community is phenomenal.”

Akwaeke Emezi Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth of her is under review as of 2019. She is 5 feet 8 Inch tall and weighs around 69 KG. However, she is very active on Social Media and has a 29.1K follower on Instagram as of March 4, 2019.

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