Melody Kuku (She/Her/Hers)


Melody Kuku was born May 15; 1995 in Lagos. She grew up loving everything Shakespeare but began writing poetry at the age of 12. Her short story “To Bokoharam With Love” won the StoryStar award. Her poems have been featured on The Guardian Newspaper as well as several anthologies.


By PK Mutch

News media entrepreneur, freelance journalist, Canadian Association of Journalists member, former book publishing executive, zine-maker and startup professional.  Marigold Capital advisory board. Recipent of Inspiring Top 50 Women in STEM in 2018. Profiled in Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries. Founder  and former President of award-winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Canada's 8th B-Corp, which under her leadership received the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation (2009). Petra currently works to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in public policy and startup ecosystems with a particular emphasis on gender equity.  Petra is the founding publisher of Liisbeth. Follow Petra on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.