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Jaachi Anyatonwu

Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishing Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested. His writings are inspired by everyday happenings and observations. He is the Founder of Poemify Publishing Inc, a fast growing online bookstore, publishing house and literary magazine with a knack for amplifying and redefining African literature.

He is an undergraduate of the prestigious Michael Opara University of Agriculture, with various certifications in Creative Writing, Marketing, Graphic/Web Design and Development.

Popular in social media circles as “Pengician“, Jaachi loves to create rich content; sharing creative writing tips; sharing authorship tips; micro poems; and daily musings with his social media followers.

Since 2012, Jaachi has worked across IT, Editing/Publishing, Costomer Relations/PR, and eCommerce. Notable among popular brands and campaigns he has worked on are; Daachiver Inc., Aba Poetry Club, Poemify Publishing Inc., BANSI, Opas Fedas, Libracin Natural Medicine Ind. Ltd., CFWriterz(Itanile), Aba Storytelling Hangout, and many others.

He currently leads the Editorial and eCommerce Management Teams at Libracin Natural Medicine Ind. Ltd., a foremost natuetical company in Abia. Before Libracin, Jaachi has worked in Golden Computers/IT Centre and Godjen Microfinance Bank where he delivered stellar results, training IT personnel, leading teams, and executing briefs in customer relations, accounting strategy, and other digital campaigns.

He is also the co-convener of Opas Fedas – a poetry concert that has had four successful editions, partnered with top brands, and inspired similar poetry events across other Nigerian cities.

Jaachi runs a fast growing publishing house, Poemify Publishing Inc. Poemify is an online platform created for African writers and
story lovers, where they can share and read everything literature; these include but not limited to: Poetry, Prose, Fiction, Non-fiction, Drama, Photography, Articles/Essays, Creative writing tutorials, Spoken Word Poetry, etc.

He is also an author. His books, “Sweetness” and “Amina” were released in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

In 2015, he won the Pengician of the Year Award and in 2016, the Chrysolite Writers Poet of the Year Award. He is the author of many poems and non-fiction, anthologies, self-help manuals and creative writing aides. His works have been published in several print and online publications, including Disquiet Arts, Unpublishable, ACEworld Publishers, WRR, AllPoetry, Hello Poetry, Poetry Soup, Poem Hunger, Tush Magazine, and African Writers Magazine. Jaachi’s works cut across many genres like poetry, prose, short stories, and music. He is noted for authoring the collection of peom SWEETNESS, which was published in 2017 by Poemify Publishers. Jaachi Anyatonwu resides in Aba and works as an Editor, Web Developer Publisher.