Mujahid Ameen Lilo

Mujahid Ameen Lilo, a Nigerian teen author, studies English and Literature at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was Artist of the Month with Yasmin Elrufai Foundation, September 2019. Lilo was the Arts Editor of Daily Chronicle. He participated in the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Program and UI Poetry Masterclass 2019. He was shortlisted for The Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors, longlisted for the Aminiya Trust Hausa Short Story Competition 2020, won The Wole Soyinka Essay Competition and the BUK Creative Writers’ Poetry Contest. Mujahid was a panelist at Lagos Book and Art Festival 2020 and PIN 5th Anniversary.

“He couldn’t run away. He had contemplated the idea deeply before. He was a wall on which his family leaned.”