Welcome to World Arts Agency


World Arts Agency (WAA)

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As a LITERARY AGENCY we represent, primarily, African authors or African authors in diaspora, or those dealing with themes related to Africa. We also represent Memoir, Creative Non-fiction and exceptional Genre Fiction. Unique to our agency, is the fact that our team act as talent managers, to bring our authors, poets and collaboration partners, as much publicity, recognition, and prizes, as we possibly can. World Arts Agency is proud to have inaugurated, and manage, the prestigious JAMES CURREY PRIZE FOR AFRICAN LITERATURE and has the privilege of selecting each year’s esteemed judges. Our headquarters, situated in the Maboneng Lifestyle Centre, Johannesburg, boasts a Boutique Bookstore through which we support our various independent publishing collaborations.

As a SPEAKING AGENCY we have two full-time professional speaking agents and two junior publicity agents who negotiate on behalf of our clients for festivals, roundtables, broadcasts, podcasts and events. We also host a full production seasonal show, THE ONYEKA NWELUE TALK SHOW, with regular appearances by up-and-coming authors, musicians, and thespians.

The WORLD ARTS AGENCY also features a MUSIC LABEL and manages artistes from Africa and the Caribbean with locations in New York, Paris and Puebla. We position musical acts to appear on the most popular performance platforms, and amplify their music.

We also take great pride that our agency has a FILM PRODUCTION DIVISION with 6 completed films / documentaries, and with many more on the way.


Our Team


Mitterand Okorie

Head of Communications & Senior Speaking Agent

An academic and author of several books, he divides his time between South Africa and Italy.

Onukaogu Joshua Emeka

Talents Agent/Manager/Publicist (Nigeria)

Onukaogu Joshua Emeka, popularly called 2jo, is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He is an Entertainment Consultant, a songwriter, music producer, music coach, and music promoter. He has been a Regional selector (judge) for The Voice Nigeria 2017,  Music/Party Coordinator Big Brother Naija Seasons 4/5. He was the manager for Nigeria’s best Female…

Tonye Altraide

Tonye Altraide

Co-Agent (UK)

Tonye Altraide is co-agent to the World Arts Agency. For more information about foreign rights, please contact:

Ikenna Chinedu Okeh joins the team as the Fiction Co-Editor of the new South African based literary journal, Hotazel Review ( Ikenna Chinedu Okeh has published five collections of poetry: A Tale of Two Men, Man Must Whack, The Way of All Things, The Chronicles of Romeo, The Telling of These Parts. Okeh’s two narrative verses, A Tale To Twist and An…

Chinedu Ohiaeri

Logistics Manager

Chinedu Ohiaeri studied Statistics at Imo State University in Nigeria. As the Chief Executive Officer of Cubic Options PTY in South Africa, he serves as the Logistics Manager at World Arts Agency.

Contact info


Phone +27 64 945 8890
Address World Arts Agency Headquarters
Shop 29, Maboneng Lifestyle Centre,
Maboneng Precinct, 289 Fox Street, Jeppeston Town
Johannesburg, 2043. South Africa.