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Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga is a writer, broadcaster, poet, and musician. He is the co-host of the Stadio football podcast. He is a popular choice for debating culture, politics, sport, race and sexuality.


About Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga has a huge fan base including JK Rowling and Ed Sheeran who wrote, “He writes from the heart with no filter, and that’s what the best wordsmiths do. I’m a fan.”


A scholarship student at Eton College, Musa Okwonga studied law at Oxford University. He then trained as a solicitor in the City. Discovering the legal profession wasn’t for him he left to pursue a career as a writer and commentator.

The co-host of the Stadio football podcast, he has published one collection of poetry and three books about football, the first of which, A Cultured Left Foot, was nominated for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

Furthermore Musa has three books forthcoming in 202.

In The End, It Was All About Love (Rough Trade), a memoir set in Berlin.

One of Them (Unbound), a memoir about his five years at Eton College

Striking Out (Scholastic), a children’s novel written in collaboration with and based on the life of Ian Wright.

Musa’s work has appeared in various outlets, including Africa Is A Country, The Byline Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist and The Ringer. He lives in Berlin.


Musa regularly contributes opinion pieces to the media on a range of issues. Most importantly to The Independent, The Huffington Post and MSN.

Similarly on several occasions he has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Channel 4 News and Sky News. Furthermore he has given talks on social media and literature for BBC Radio 3 and 4.

He has also written for The Guardian, The New Humanist and the Financial Times.

In addition he has been profiled by several media outlets including Channel 4, the Financial Times and the Times.

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"Musa is precise and all-encompassing in the same line. His poetry is intimate and erudite, passionate and beautiful."

Kae Tempest

"Okwonga is both a renaissance man and football obsessive."

The Times

"Musa is extraordinary: charismatic, incisive, collaborative and dynamic. His guidance and momentum steadied our work for Kick It Out’s anti-homophobia campaign and made it actually happen. He was so shrewd. Quite simply, Musa made everything more effective."

Ogilvy and Mather

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