Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Aerodrome, The Bombay Review, Southern Pacific Review, Flash Fiction Online, Bakwa Magazine, and elsewhere. He was selected by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) to participate in its first ANA/Yusuf Ali Creative Writing Workshop (2015). An MTN and Etisalat scholar, he won the Comptroller Charles Edike Prize for Outstanding Essay (2014) and two Festus Iyayi Awards for Excellence for Prose and Playwriting (2015). He was longlisted for AMAB-HBF Flash Fiction Prize (2015).