Chikezie Omeje joined OCCRP in 2022 and is a regional editor, pursuing and coordinating investigations alongside the Africa team. He previously reported for the International Centre for Investigative Reporting where he headed the newsroom in Abuja, Nigeria. Before that, he was a news editor and correspondent at Aso Radio in Abuja.
Chikezie has won many awards, including the best prize at the Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards and African Fact-Checking Awards as well as the James A. Wechsler Award for best international reporting at Columbia University. He holds journalism degrees from Columbia University and Stellenbosch University.