As a precocious introvert, Kabura Zakama started writing poetry at a tender age as a means of expressing himself. He now sees his poetry as a calling and is better known as a promoter of everything literature with a special focus on young writers and writing in indigenous languages. He is a member of the Abuja Literary Society, Association of Nigerian Authors and Abuja Writers Forum.
Kabura Zakama is published in several anthologies and his collection of poems, The Man Lived, won the 1999 ANA Poetry Prize. He is currently working on a second collection, Chant of the Angry, due in November 2021.
Born and raised in Garkida, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Kabura Lynn Zakama practised as a veterinarian before building a career in international development. Dr Zakama worked for ActionAid Nigeria, Christian Aid, UNDP and is currently the Regional Coordinator for North East Nigeria in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).