Wana is a journalist, poet and filmmaker whose work is at the intersection of women’s rights, social justice, personal narratives, and culture. She has worked with the BBC Radio4, BBC world service, and 92.3 Inspiration FM . Her work has appeared on Aljazeera, Guardian UK, Guardian Nigeria, Index on Censorship, and Brittle Paper. She has been long listed for the One World Media award in the Women’s rights in Africa award category.
She is a recipient of the International Reporting Project(IRP) fellowship, the Gabriel Garcia Marquez cultural journalism fellowship and the Religious News Foundation grant. As a performance poet she has graced the stages of numerous festivals across the African continent and her spoken word album ‘Dirty Laundry’ was released in 2013.
Her poems have been featured at the British Library’s Word, Symbol and Song exhibition. Wana is producer and director of the documentaries Sensitive Skin a documentary film about the skin condition Psoriasis and Nylon a short documentary on memory, trauma and loss. She is creator of the poetry series Words and Inspirations and the interview series Culture Diaries. She wrote and directed the web series Room313 and the short film Shrink. She plays Visha in the award winning Burkinabe film Frontiéres