Maazị Ogbonnaya Okoro has over 15 years experience in teaching and researching Igbo language, literature, history and culture. He is a professional tutor of first language, second language and foreign language learners of Igbo.
He studied Linguistics and Igbo Language at the University of Nigeria Nsụka and subsequently studied Translation and Movie Subtitle at Newcastle University and the University of the West of Scotland, UK. He has written over 58 books in Igbo. His Igbo books are approved by the Ministries of Education for all the secondary schools in Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Enugwu, Abịa and Delta. His books have been approved for undergraduate, Master and PhD students of Igbo Literature in various universities and Colleges of Education across Igbo land.
He was the BBC Igbo first translator. He has translated works for different national and international organizations such as UNESCO and United Nations, in Igbo. Currently, Igbo Translations Director, Abibiman Publishers, UK. His book in Igbo signed to be published by the Griots Lounge Publishers, Canada to have Igbo contents for the North Americans.
Ogbonnaya is passionate about the Igbo language and its sustainability as well as preservation against extinction as predicted by the UNESCO. He is an Igbo Language and Cultural Advocate. He has taught many African-Americans, Africans, whites, children and adults Igbo language.