Victor Mark-Onyegbu is Grants Lead at Africa No Filter, overseeing grantmaking and programing in both the Arts and Culture and the Media sectors. Before joining ANF, he was Regional Program Manager at the British Council, responsible for delivering on the British Council’s creative economy programs in Nigeria, West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including a cross-regional program, New Narratives, spanning SSA, North Africa and the devolved nations of the UK. Victor has held senior positions at the Nigerian Arts Council, including as Senior Cultural Services Officer, supporting the delivery of national festivals and expos and coordinating the Council’s international engagements with international and multi-lateral cultural agencies. He also had a stint at the ECOWAS Commission and as an appointee in the Office of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria. He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Biochemistry, a Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy and various certifications in policy analysis, strategic management and program management. In 2021, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of International Relations by the West Africa Union University. Victor brings with him over 15 years of corporate, program management and portfolio leadership experience which he will bring to bear in overseeing Africa No Filter’s Grants Portfolio.