Rudolf Okonkwo aka Dr Damages

Rudolf Okonkwo (Dr Damages)
Rudolf Okonkwo (Dr Damages)

Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is a Nigerian journalist and writer. He is the host of "Dr. Damages Show" on SaharaTV online. He also writes a weekly column, "Correct Me If I'm Right," for


He has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Ondo state of Nigeria and an MFA in Professional and Creative Writing from Western Connecticut State University.


His most recent work is 'This American Life Sef'. He is also the author of a book of essays, 'Children of a Retired God'.


A chapter of his memoir, 'Because I'm my Grandfather' was a finalist in the 2010 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize Competition. His short-story, 'The Butcher, the Surgeon & Me', was a finalist in Glimmer Train's 2009 Open Fiction Competition. He just finished work on his first novel 'Death on Mount Trashmore'.


The Dr. Damages Show is approaching its 300th episode. It has been featured on BBC Africa, New York Times and Guardian of London.