Born in May 1968, journalist and broadcaster Ekow Eshun is a regular contributor to Newsnight Review and the former editor of Arena magazine.
He writes for The Observer, The Sunday Times and Sleaze, and his first book, Black Gold of the Sun, was published by Penguin in 2005.
Ekow was educated at Kingsbury High School and then London School of Economics. As a freelance writer from 1990-93, he worked with The Guardian, The Observer, BBC Radio and The Face, where he went on to become Assistant Editor before becoming editor of Arena. He has sat on the board of Tate Members and in 2005 was appointed Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
Ekow is also a founding director of Bug Consultancy, an entrepreneurial creative consultancy established in 2000, whose clients include Motorola and Sony Playstation. He is also Editorial Director of Tank, an international fashion and art magazine.