Hi. My name is Osayi (sounds like o-sigh-yee). Try it again, practice makes perfect.
I’m an award-winning writer known for crafting strong narratives with rich detail. I also produce audio/video pieces. My clients include media publications, nonprofit organizations, and corporate entities. My subjects include people, places, and craft beer. I was very strategic with that last one.
My work has appeared in Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta INtown Paper, the Quilt Stories podcast series, among others. Sometimes I’m asked to speak or lead workshops at educational institutions and conferences, like the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Southeastern College Art Conference.
I’ve been fortunate to receive some recognition for my work — including first place in magazine writing from the Society of Collegiate Journalists, three Gold Circle Awards from Columbia University’s Scholastic Press Association, and the Mark of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists. That’s what I said.
This past spring I was honored as the Excelsus Laureate upon graduating from the M.F.A writing program at the Savannah College of Art and Design–Atlanta. In addition to my freelance work, I’m working on my thesis, which explores the culture of the U.S. Marine Corps. You can peruse some of my work here. If you wanna, say hello.