Nelly Kalu is a Nigerian independent broadcast and investigative journalist, podcaster and media advocate.

Her work centers on using multiple formats of text, audio and video to tell human interest stories that touch on the intersectionality of issues and investigating disinformation.

She advocates for human rights and gender equality through her work which has appeared on Foreign Policy, The Conversationalist, Africa Check, IWPR, Guardian NG, News Central TV, Nigeria Info FM, and many others. She is a fellow of the World Press Institute, RNTC, ICFJ and Dubawa. Her TEDx talk is titled “The Distant Reality Of Feminism and Gender Equality” and she volunteers with the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Nelly Kalu
Investigative journalist and podcaster
Human rights and gender equality

Supported projects

Missing funds of West African shea collectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economy

OYO - The Danish government's Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) disbursed DKK 9 million to its Canadian partner Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) in 2019 for a 4-year project to support Nigerian women shea collectors, but the project was terminated before the predetermined four years. The team looked into the project's effects and the reasons behind its abrupt termination in 2020.