Ugochukwu Kingsley Ani
Lagos Island, Nigeria
Home page: www.kingsleyadrian.wordpress.com
Ani Ugochukwu Kingsley, (born as Ugochukwu Kingsley Ani in the Eastern part of
Nigeria), is a Nigerian author, model, and Legal Practitioner. He is the author of the
books in the Whore Eternal series: The Wedded Whore; Sins of Men (a LGBT saga),
Shadows of Earth (a GLBT anthology), Ritual Nightmares, alongside other works,
some of them still in the making.
Born in the notorious city of Onitsha, the commercial hub of Eastern Nigeria, and
perhaps the whole of West Africa due to the location of the popular Onitsha Main
Market within the city, he spent his growing up years excelling in Literature, always
at the top of his class before he finally won a writing contest at the age of thirteen,
thereby kick-starting his writing career. He began his professional writing career at
the age of thirteen, when he wrote his first full-length novel, Harvest, a multi-
generational saga which all the literary agents and publishers refused to touch
because of the fact that they could not believe that a person of ‘such a young age
could never have written such an adult novel.’
He was raised as a catholic, with its attendant principles distilled into him from a very
young age, and at such, this has affected his writing in certain ways.
He writes multi-genre literature, particularly delving into the GLBT genre because of
the fact that there is a lot of homophobia in Nigeria. Thus, he brings out this aspect
of his culture in his writing which have unusual, unconventional endings.
He has written an erotic romance, GLBT fiction, along with a thriller, Trial of Angels.
Interests: Reading an eclectic range of fiction manuscripts, particularly those that have made the
NY Times list and won awards; exercising; writing fiction; maintaining my blogs, and of
course, keeping up with my friends all over the world
Published writer: Yes