Go ahead. Try to pronounce his last name … correctly. We dare you.
Gifted his tongue-twister of a last name by his Nigerian father and French colonizers, Joshua has found that if the pronunciation doesn’t draw puzzled looks, the first words he utters to you usually will.
With an admitted lack of filter and a knack for giving his unsolicited opinion, the Illinois-born, Georgia-raised and now California transplant has made a name for himself by speaking his mind and living by honing it to a page.
Lover of music, fashion, sports, movies, reality shows and board games, Joshua can be described as someone who wakes up appreciating life every day and who takes advantage of every breath he takes. This also means he can come off as “extra.”
Now, as an editorial intern at OZY, he plans on channeling as much of his take on journalism and new media as the system can handle. Which is only fitting for a Lee University grad who cut his teeth at every place — from the Washington Times and Elite Daily to Blavity and local Chicago music blogs.
So if you see new music and culture, some cool artists or c
Just … don’t get him started on a topic if you have somewhere to go.