Inua Ellams was born in 1984 in Nigeria and lives in London. He is a Word & Graphic Artist who constantly strives to merge the two disciplines. His work in both fields is known for its rich imagery and attention to detail. Inua is influenced equally by classic literature and hip-hop culture; his poetry fuses archaic language and sentence structure with contemporary diction, loose rhythm and rhyme. His pamphlet Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales was published by Flipped Eye in 2005.