Frankie Edozien

Frankie Edozien

Clinical Professor | NYU Accra, Director

Chiké Frankie Edozien is the Director of NYU Accra. He directed the Institute’s Ghana based ‘Reporting Africa’ program from 2008 to 2019. He is a journalist who honed his skills writing about government, health and cultural issues for a variety of publications. He is the author of the 2017 book Lives of Great Men, a Lambda Literary Award winner. ‘Lives’ is an exploration of the lives of contemporary LGBTQ men and women on the African continent and in the diaspora. “Shea Prince” was shortlisted for the 2018 Gerald Kraak Human Rights Award and his “Last Night in Asaba” was shortlisted again in 2019 for the Gerald Kraak and was part of the book ‘As You Like It’ earning him a second Lambda award in 2019. His “Forgetting Lamido” was also anthologized in Safe House. His work has appeared in The Times (UK), Vibe magazine, Time Magazine, Transitions Magazine, Out Traveler, Blackaids.org, The Advocate, Quartz, New York Times, Jalada, Atlas Obscura and more. Edozien was awarded New York University’s Martin Luther King, Jr Faculty Award in 2017 for excellence in teaching, community building, social justice advocacy and leadership.

Edozien was an award-winning New York Post reporter for 15 years, and its City Hall Reporter from 1999-2008 where he was the lead writer on legislative affairs. He covered crime, courts, labor issues, human services, public health and politics, reporting from around the country and abroad for the paper.

In 2001, he co-founded the AFRican Magazine and served as the editor-in-chief. He has traveled around the world reporting on the impact of HIV/AIDS particularly among Africans and is a 2008 Kaiser Foundation fellow for Global Health Reporting. He is a contributor to the Arise News Network where he reports weekly on issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

Edozien holds a BA from NYU’s journalism school and a selection of his broadcast, print and media appearances work is available on www.edozien.net

BBC Interview: “Nigeria’s first gay memoir”

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MSNBC Interview: “US policy in Africa under a Trump presidency”

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Arise America: Across Africa- Nigerian Oil Workers Strike & More

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Published Works

Atlas Obscura
Retracing Ghana’s Old Slave Trail
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
In Nigeria, Plans for the World’s Largest Refinery
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Africa’s quiet LGBT revolution
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Britain apologized for its colonial-era anti-gay laws but it won’t help African LGBT communities
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
The agony and joy of being gay in Africa
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
How a boutique Nigerian book publisher is breaking into the US market
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
The Case of Nigeria’s Missing President
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Adda
The Shea Prince
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Book - Forgetting Lamido
Forgetting Lamido
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Commonwealth Writers
Time to Marry? Or Not?
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Social media was the other big winner at Nigeria’s historic elections
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
How traffic jams, elusive voter cards and apathy could give Goodluck Jonathan the Lagos prize
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Nigeria’s Jonathan doesn’t need good luck for votes in his Delta region stronghold
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Nigeria can beat Boko Haram with mercenaries but it won’t win the vote for Jonathan
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
The key difference between Africa’s two biggest economies right now
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
I left Nigeria 25 years ago-but America just sees me as black
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Nigeria’s president may finally do what he should have done all along: bring back the girls
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
Ebola is getting worse in Guinea and no one’s paying any attention
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
What’s really behind Nigeria’s kidnapped girls: a very weak president
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
After Fair Trade Coffee, Fair Trade Shea
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
Nollywood: Censored at Home, Available on the Internet
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
Nigeria Abuzz Over Who Paid for Beyonce Concert
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
Dead, Again, in Ghana
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
Africa’s Second Female President Delivers
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
African Style Goes Global, Despite Little Tangible Support From African Leaders
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Colorlines
Ghana’s Growing Gay Pride Faces Evangelical Backlash
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Time
How Bad Is Security at the Lagos Airport?
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Worldpress
Fight Against AIDS in East Africa
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor