The Team


Bassey Itam Asuquo, a Nigerian poet from Cross River State, is the Chairman, Festival-Poetry-Calabar (FPC) Local Organizing Committee. He schooled at King’s College, Lagos, University of Ibadan and University of Calabar respectively. A co-founder of the Calabar Literary Society (CLS), Mr. Bassey was a member of the judging panel for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) 2017.
He currently lives in Calabar.


Elizabeth Ita has a B.Sc. in Radiography & Radiological Science. She is also a Google certified Digital Marketer and freelance multi-disciplinary graphic designer who delivers creative and engaging solutions across brand identity, print and digital media.
The Founder of Stilt Ng – a peer-to-peer support group to help raise awareness of mental health issues in Nigeria, Elizabeth is the Managing Editor of the SunRise Youth Intervention Project Website.
She is the LOC Secretary, Festival Poetry Calabar 2019.


Gabriel Nkanu Ekoro hails from Ikpalegwa village in Imabana Clan of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Media Studies.
A professionally trained Actor, Stage and Screen Director, OAP, Event Manager and Writer, Gabriel is the initiator of Soul Stare Pictures. Gabriel has won awards including Calabar Poetry Grand Slam Champion 2016 and Festival Poetry Grand Slam Champion 2017.
He is the Administrative Secretary of Festival Poetry Calabar, an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN).


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