Days of Their Lives is a collection of stories of everyday people; of survival and restoration; of rebirth and economic empowerment; of mothers smiling again; of children learning to dance in peace time; on the foundations of ruins from a war that has ravaged the North East region since 2009
As a journalist, I have previously written on the gloom, despair and the quantum destruction in the North East here, here, there and in a few other places. Rather than continue to do only that and keep pillorying the government for its actions and inactions, it is a fundamental responsibility for us as storytellers and gatekeepers of life’s every detail, to also beam our headlamps on the positives. In the course of this project, I will of course also touch on the humanitarian situations where ever I encounter them.
Unless otherwise mentioned, all images and content are by Eromo Egbejule. Unless expressly mentioned as a footnote within, no story in this series is being sponsored by any individual or organization.
About Eromo Egbejule
Eromo Egbejule is a Nigerian writer and journalist whose work focuses on arts & culture, technology, business, human interest, conflict and the intersection with everyday living. His stories have been published in various platforms including The Guardian, Reuters, Africa Check and The Africa Report and have also been translated into a number of languages including French & Spanish. He has reported from conflict zones including ebola-hit Liberia and Boko Haram-ravaged North East Nigeria.
In 2014, he was a recipient of the Ticket Fund of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture & Development, Amsterdam and in 2016, he was a finalist in the CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards.