Godwin Ifedi Editor & Publisher

Meet Our Awesome Editorial Team – Past and Present

by Godwin Ifedi, Editor

When we set out in October 2013 to launch Ottawa’s very first digital newspaper, Black Ottawa Scene, we had no idea where this journey would take us. Now ten years later, we are here, as a vibrant, articulate and highly respected media presence, documenting and reporting on the lived experience of the people of African descent resident in the Canada’s capital city.

From my solo sojourn with my Nikon camera, I was the solo runner in this media race, competing with the likes of the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Sun, for a space in the hearts and minds of the diverse communities of this great city. Now ten years later, we believe we have found our place at the dining table of the consciousness of the people of Canada and the nation’s capital. Black Ottawa Scene has certainly arrived, and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing, dedicated and diligent contribution of our awesome editorial associates, past and present. For your reading pleasure, we present this honour roll of the men and women, who have done the heavy lifting in getting our esteemed publication where it is today.

Elom Tsiagbey Webmaster extraordinaire
Dr. Kika Otiono Associate Editor
Prof. Andy Kusi-Appiah Political analyst, Sports pundit
Ketcia Peters Social justice advocate
Annette Ejiofor Youth Editor
Sarah Onyango Community events
Seyi Okuribo-Malcolm Photo galleries
Joy Osiagwu Community events, video interviews
Ewart Walters Political analyst
Dr. Habibat Aziz Garuba Health Matters
Ifeoma Chinwuba Book reviews
Bishop Jacob Afolabi Religion
Ruth Aman Community events
Meiz Majdoub Financial analyst
Pat Harewood Feature articles & Social commentaries
Noha Abdelmoaty Community events
Rev Daniel Joseph Religion
Donnielle Roman Entertainment reviews
Vive Akugha Movie reviews
Emma Weller Hockey reports
Illili Ahmed Youth Editor
Olivia Barrett Community events
Dave Tulloch People profiles
Hussein El Hajj Hassan Community events, Entertainment reviews

MacAndrew Clarke Community events

Prof. Obi Maduakor Literature
Andre Akugha Community events
Robin Browne Social and political commentary

Richard Sharpe Social and political commentary
Bob Dawson Hockey analyst
Hector Addison Community engagement
Dr Helen Ofosu Building resilient careers
Rev. Fr. Paul Nwaeze Religion
Justina Ikwu Social commentary
Michael Arthur Real Estate