Ella December – Contributor 2016

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Ella was born on the 24th of December 1992 in Fulham to Nigerian parents. Her father is a retired sub-editor for Thomson Reuters and her mother is an Assistant Head Teacher. She attended London College of Communication, where she graduated in BA Journalism.

Ella has worked as a music journalist since September 2011 and written for urban media outlets such as Pardon My Blog, GRM Daily and Link Up TV. She is also the music editor for Amor Magazine. Ella regularly updates her own music and culture blog.

Ella began her creative writing career in 2012, with short stories that she published on document sharing website Scribd. Her stories were illustrated by childhood friend and frequent collaborator artist MIkey Espinosa.

She released her first novel Crossroads in December 2013. The novel revolves around four successful friends whose lives hit ‘crossroads’ hence the title. In July 2015, she released her second novel Dirty Diamonds that follows the scandalous life of journalist Harley-Jade Diamond. Ella released her third novel Mimi Memoirs in December 2015. Mimi Memoirs centres around a young woman looking for love but also trying to find herself.

Ella has been nominated for a BEFFTA award for Best Author three times. In November 2015, Ella was nominated for the Female Writer category for the Amor Lifestyle Awards

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