Mazzi Odu is a writer, editor and cultural consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. Of Ugandan descent, her work has focused on fashion, design, art and food and the way that cultural identity is informed and evolves through the usage and meaning we place in the items we wear, use or indeed consume every day.
Her written work has been included in a number of international publications (US Vogue, Wallpaper and Vanity Fair to name a few), exhibitions (Kunstgewerbermusem, Berlin, Barbican Centre, London) and she has also acted as a speaker and moderator global design focused events including NYC Jewelry Week and Gold West Africa. In 2016 she founded Magnus Oculus, a blog focused on providing in depth, long form analyses of the most significant creative talents within the jewellery and fashion landscapes, with a special emphasis on those from the Global South and its Diaspora communities.
Educated in the UK, she is the holder of a BA in History from the University of Bristol and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently writing a book on Contemporary African Jewelry.