Kelechi Okafor

Kelechi Okafor

Kelechi Okafor is a writer, presenter, actor and tour de force in challenging how we think about race and femininity in tandem and is a regular media contributor.

Her podcast “Say Your Mind” is centered around the reclaiming of self through an unflinching observation of society. Kelechi has appeared on the BBC 3 show, Work It – which draws on her experience as a fitness expert and her work in pole dancing and twerking as a form of enabling for women to embrace their bodies and their sensuality. Kelechi founded Kelechnekoff dance studio in 2016.

Kelechi is also published in the illustrious anthology, IT’S NOT OK TO FEEL BLUE edited by Scarlett Curtis, and her short story is included in the WHO’S LOVING YOU anthology, published by Orion Books in 2021.

Kelechi hosted Noughts + Crosses on “Obsessed With….” (the BBC Sounds companion podcast to the BBC1 prime time show), discussing topics in and around Malorie Blackman’s best-selling book and its transition from page to screen.

Guest Appearances

October 10, 2023

This week, podcaster and author Kelechi Okafor joins Jameela to explore the ultramodern themes of her debut collection of short stories called ‘Edge of Here.’