Kelechi Njoku is TechCabal’s Deputy Newsroom Editor. He has had an eclectic career as a journalist, editor, and writer across various industries. He started out in radio, reporting on national politics, producing news and programmes, doing voice-overs, and anchoring the news.
In 2018, after completing an MSc in Public and International Affairs at the University of Lagos, he joined Kachifo Limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost independent publishing houses, as Digital Editor, then went on to be Senior Editor. In that role, he expanded the company’s genre offerings in fiction, revised its textbook titles to reflect more contemporary social experiences, and helped the company take its first step towards literary translations in French.
Kelechi returned to journalism in 2021, joining TechCabal as Senior Editor, just as the newsroom was doubling down on telling impactful, original stories beyond fundraises in tech. He’s done extensive work in ensuring that the publication’s reporting is big on meaning, clarity, and audience satisfaction through thoroughly answered questions, and delight.
He’s had his work published in several venues and has won some awards for his writing. He recently rounded off his tenure as one of two inaugural Rajat Neogy editorial fellows at A Long House, and is a 2022 Global Voices Scholar at the Creative Writing Programme of the University of East Anglia.
Kelechi enjoys working out and nerding out on nutrition, food recipes, startup founders’ stories, digital culture, biology, anthropology, literature, medicine, TV shows, and Nigerian cinema.