Board & Faculty

Hajara Daniel (Mrs)

Founder, Executive Director

Prior to setting up the Creative Writing Academy, Mrs Daniel, a graduate of the University of York (UK) worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Emile Woolf College. She is an author, playwright, poet and philanthropist with over 30 years' experience in the corporate and publishing sectors.Her published works (short stories, novels, anthology of poems and plays) include, 'KOOKUA’, which was selected for the 4th edition of the Ghana Theatre Festival and the Accra International Children’s Arts Festival (KIDDAFEST) 2017.Mrs Daniel has served on a number of committees, including the Bidding Committee for UNESCO World Book Capital – 2019, and the Committee for drafting a constitution for the National Platform for Literacy, Reading and Numeracy (NAPLIRN).She is the current Executive Secretary for NAPLIRN and a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) and Ghana Association of Writers (GAW). Her goal is to cultivate a culture of reading and writing that will excite, inspire, motivate and ignite creative talent.

Nana Kwesi Gyan Apenteng

Executive Board Member

Mr Kwasi Gyan Apenteng is a Consultant in Communication, Media and Culture, with over 40 years’ experience as a reporter, editor, writer, teacher and trainer. He is the President of Ghana Association of Writers and Chairman of the Media Commission.

Mr. Francis Gbormittah

Head of Academic Studies

Francis Gbormittah is an academic with a focus in media, culture and society studies and a practicing filmmaker with specialty in art direction and scriptwriting. He has served on many boards and committees, including the Graduate Committee of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ghana, Legon, NAFTI Board of Governors and the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Performing Arts of the School of Performing Arts (SPA), University of Ghana. He co-authoured The Performing Arts in Africa: Ghanaian Perspectives and is an executive member of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW).

Michael Akenoo


Michael Akenoo majored in Play writing and Dramatic Theory and Criticism at the University of Ghana. He is a prolific writer who worked as a correspondent at the Ghanaian Times. His publications include articles relating to theatre criticism and a play, The People’s Choice, which has been adapted and prescribed as a supplementary reader by the Ghana Education Service and produced by The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation for several years in its Thursday Theatre Series until recently.

Mr Eric Kemeh


Mr Kemeh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana and an Msc in Information Technology from the Open University of Malaysia. He is a Principal ICT assistant and E-learning Administrator at the University of Ghana and has over 10 years’ practical professional experience in Information Technology (IT) and Information System (IS) and a Board Member of the University of Ghana Credit Union.

Mr Yaw Berko Nuako


Mr Nuako holds an MA. in Screenwriting and Film Production from the Westminster University (UK). He is a Senior Lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) Accra, Ghana and has produced several video documentaries and commercials. He is passionate about helping the youth acquire professional Screenwriting and Directing skills.

Nana Asaase (Philip Boakye Dua Oyinka)


Philip Boakye Dua Oyinka (aka Nana Asaase) is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon, and CEO of Asaase Inscriptions, Ghana's First Literary Coaching Agency. He is a Poet, an Actor and a Public Speaker who blends the English Language with Ghanaian languages and employs vivid metaphors and music to present a bridge between tradition and modernity, providing African/Ghanaian Literary Art.

Nana Awere Damoah


Nana Awere Damoah holds a master’s degree in chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, a bachelor’s degree in chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of Liverpool. He is a British Council Chevening Alumnus and the author of 7 books.