Odinakachukwu is the guardian of the Wahala Zone. Born in the swamps of the Niger Delta in Nigeria, Odinakachukwu knows what it is a like to live in two worlds. For, is the swamp not the place where land and water meet?
Odinakachukwu argues that the swamp is too often given a bad rap. "It's misunderstood. And one thing human beings are good at is stigmatizing places they can't conquer, control or understand." Very sensitive to worldly issues and deeply artistic, Odinakachukwu has written and published many essays and short stories. Most are about Nigeria 's shrinking forests and environmental destruction caused by the oil industry.