Born 1960 is a Nigerian novelist, political columnist and essayist. He is of Igbo ethnicity the person of Okechukwu Ndibe, better known as Okey Ndibe, he was born in Yola, Nigeria. His father was a postal worker, and his mother a teacher. His early life in Nigeria was marked by the Nigeria Biafran War, a subject that he later wrote about in an essay entitled “My Biafran Eyes”
After the war, he finished his elementary education in the town of Enugu Ukwu and attended St. Michael’s Secondary School, Nimo, Anambra State, Nigeria He has authored so many books including; “Arrows of Rain” and “Foreign Gods” two critically acclaimed novels published in 2000 and 2014 respectively.
Okey worked in Nigeria as a journalist and magazine editor and relocated to the United States in 1988 at the invitation of famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. In the United States, Ndibe helped to found African Commentary, a magazine described as “award-winning and widely acclaimed.