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
November 27th, 2019
Retracing Ghana’s Old Slave Trail
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
October 9th, 2018
In Nigeria, Plans for the World’s Largest Refinery
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
June 13th, 2018
Africa’s quiet LGBT revolution
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
April 25th, 2018
Britain apologized for its colonial-era anti-gay laws but it won’t help African LGBT communities
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
November 19th, 2017
The agony and joy of being gay in Africa
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
May 12th, 2017
How a boutique Nigerian book publisher is breaking into the US market
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
February 17th, 2017
The Case of Nigeria’s Missing President
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Adda
October 2nd, 2016
The Shea Prince
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Book - Forgetting Lamido
August 1st, 2016
Forgetting Lamido
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Commonwealth Writers
July 14th, 2016
Time to Marry? Or Not?
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
April 7th, 2015
Social media was the other big winner at Nigeria’s historic elections
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
March 19th, 2015
How traffic jams, elusive voter cards and apathy could give Goodluck Jonathan the Lagos prize
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
March 17th, 2015
Nigeria’s Jonathan doesn’t need good luck for votes in his Delta region stronghold
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
March 15th, 2015
Nigeria can beat Boko Haram with mercenaries but it won’t win the vote for Jonathan
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
January 12th, 2015
The key difference between Africa’s two biggest economies right now
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
December 4th, 2014
I left Nigeria 25 years ago-but America just sees me as black
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
October 20th, 2014
Nigeria’s president may finally do what he should have done all along: bring back the girls
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
October 17th, 2014
Ebola is getting worse in Guinea and no one’s paying any attention
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Quartz
May 8th, 2014
What’s really behind Nigeria’s kidnapped girls: a very weak president
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
May 12th, 2013
After Fair Trade Coffee, Fair Trade Shea
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
April 22nd, 2013
Nollywood: Censored at Home, Available on the Internet
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
February 24th, 2013
Nigeria Abuzz Over Who Paid for Beyonce Concert
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
July 25th, 2012
Dead, Again, in Ghana
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
June 11th, 2012
Africa’s Second Female President Delivers
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
May 26th, 2012
African Style Goes Global, Despite Little Tangible Support From African Leaders
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
May 20th, 2012
A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
The New York Times
May 10th, 2012
‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Colorlines
August 30th, 2011
Ghana’s Growing Gay Pride Faces Evangelical Backlash
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Time
December 30th, 2009
How Bad Is Security at the Lagos Airport?
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor
Worldpress
October 1st, 2008
Fight Against AIDS in East Africa
Frankie Edozien
Clinical Professor