Son Irabor

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Location
Nigeria
School
University Of Leicester
Expertise
Lifestyle, Home, Music, Film, Wellness
  • Sonia started her professional writing career as a columnist at the age of 13. In the 19 years since, she has built an impressive portfolio of diverse work in areas including lifestyle, film, music, wellness, and homes.
  • Her work has been featured in publications around the world including, The Guardian (UK), Genevieve Magazine (Nigeria), Cosmopolitan (UK), Huffington Post, and more.
  • Thanks to her PR and Communications background, which saw her focus on primarily lifestyle and interiors clients, Sonia began to build a love for homes and interiors. She parlayed this into a ghostwriting career, creating essays and articles on behalf of her clients, which have been featured in many UK trade and lifestyle publications.

Experience

Beginning her professional writing career as a teen columnist at the age of 13, Sonia would become the youngest Editor of a lifestyle publication in Western Africa when she began working with Genevieve Magazine, Nigeria. In 2018 she was named one of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list-makers, and was also featured in The New York Times for her work with the magazine. Sonia has continued to build an impressively wide-ranging portfolio; from her essays on mental health and wellness to interviews with award-winning actors such as Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega, and Danai Gurira to writing articles about the best apartments in romantic comedies. Sonia is also a filmmaker and producer, who has worked on stage and screen productions in the UK and Nigeria. She credits her collaborations with award-winning set designers and art directors as another reason for her love of interior design.

Education

Sonia studied Media, Communications and Society at the University of Leicester, a degree that helped her develop her voice as a writer. While there, she also wrote for the University paper, The Ripple, and produced and presented a weekly radio show, The Urban Lounge, on the University's station, Lush Radio.
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