Welcome to Clever-ish

Clever-ish Magazine provides a platform for those who pursue and express their creativity and passions. It also serves as inspiration for those who want to discover and explore theirs.
We feature candid interviews, lifestyle and culture articles, photo stories, and inspirational pieces to help you navigate your creative curiosities and occasional quarter-life crisis.
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Hi there!

Thank you for visiting Clever-ish!

I’ve created Clever-ish Magazine because of my love for creativity and self-expression and it’s been a long time coming!

I was born in Nigeria and lived there for most of my life. Four years ago, I packed my bags and moved to the United States. During my time in the US, I went to business school and got my MBA, I also worked in research, non-profit, and online marketing all while nursing my desire to be a full-time writer.  My cross-continental experiences have definitely played a huge role in the person I am today. I’ve developed a sort of subtle third culture identity and growth in self-awareness that has fed into my desire to be creative.

I’ve had the idea to create an online magazine for many years but there has always been something in the way – Business School, working in corporate America. Well, no more excuses!

Clever-ish is not just a place for me to share my writing with you but also a place to share and celebrate other people’s creations, candid thoughts, and creative endeavors. 

I have a vision that’s probably too big for me to carry now but I’m taking it one day at a time. The gut behind my (potential) glory is perseverance and community.

As the Editor and Creative Director of  Clever-ish, I plan to stay away from underwhelming and dishonest content and bring you the most refreshing online experience to inspire you. This is my solemn pledge – one hand on chest, cup of coffee in other hand.

– Jiji Majiri Ugboma (Creative Director)

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Photos by Milena Floresta