Ani Ugochukwu Kingsley, (born as Ugochukwu Kingsley Ani in the Eastern part of Nigeria), is a Nigerian author and Legal Practitioner. He was born to Mr. Fidelis Ani and Mrs. Fidelia Ani, of Umuokpara Ughuobia Mgbom in Amanator Isu of Ebonyi State, the third child in a family of four children.
He is the author of the books in the Whore Eternal series: The Wedded Whore; Sins of Men (a saga), Shadows of Earth (an anthology), Ritual Nightmares, alongside other works, some of them still in the making.
Born in the notorious city of Onitsha, the commercial hub of Eastern Nigeria, and perhaps the whole of West Africa due to the location of the popular Onitsha Main Market within the city, he spent his growing up years excelling in Literature, always at the top of his class before he finally won a writing contest at the age of thirteen, thereby kick-starting his writing career. He began his professional writing career at the age of thirteen, when he wrote his first full-length novel, Harvest, a multi-generational saga which all the literary agents and publishers refused to touch because of the fact that they could not believe that a person of ‘such a young age could never have written such an adult novel.’
He was raised as a catholic, with its attendant principles distilled into him from a very young age, and at such, this has affected his writing in certain ways. This also is reflected in his personal life in several ways.
Primary Education and Secondary Education: For his primary education, he attended Redeemed Christian Nursery & Primary School, Onitsha and Kiddies Junction Nursery & primary School. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from the latter in 2002.
From there he proceeded to Saint Charles Secondary School, Onitsha and later on to Akunne Oniah Memorial School. He obtained his West African Senior School Certificate from the latter in 2008 at one sitting.
University and Law School: He gained admission to study Law in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki in 2009. He later graduated in 2014 with Second Class Honours (Upper Division).
From there he proceeded in the December of the same year to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island campus, Lagos State, where he graduated with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division).
He was called to the Nigerian Bar on December 15th, 2016.
National Youth Service Corps
He underwent his compulsory one-year NYSC programme in Ondo State, serving at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko. He worked directly as an attache to the office of the Registrar (Mr. Sunday Ayeerun).