My name is Edafe Okporo, I was born in Warri Delta state Nigeria. I currently reside in New York City, I’m a Public Speaker, Author and the Executive Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter In Harlem. I self identify as a member of the LGBT+ community that led to my displacement in 2016. I am now a refugee of the United States of America.

Edafe Okporo have been featured in:

NBC4NEWYORK / CBC Network / CNN Great Big Story / NowTHIS / VOA / VOA STRAIGHT TALKS AFRICA / TheARTNEWSPAPER / YAHOO / New York Magazine / WNYC / BUZZFEED / The Advocate / The NATION et. al


I’m a stage performer who has been called a multi-talented raconteur. I have spoke at the United Nations, Government institutions, not for profit organizations and private organizations et, al. Please use the contact form if you are interested in working together, it would be beneficial to all parties to read my bio before contacting me. Use the contact form on my book page for any inquires about my book materials.

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Public Speaking

Author of BED 26 Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in the United States.

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