Tolu’ A. Akinyemi (also known as Tolutoludo & Lion of Newcastle) is a multi-award-winning author in the genre of poetry, short story, Children’s Literature and essays, which include: Dead Lions Don’t Roar (Poetry, 2017), Unravel Your Hidden Gems (Essays, 2018), Dead Dogs Don’t Bark (Poetry, 2018), Dead Cats Don’t Meow (Poetry, 2019), Never Play Games With The Devil (Poetry, 2019), Inferno of Silence (Short Stories, 2020), A Booktiful Love (Poetry, 2020), Black ≠ Inferior (Poetry, 2021), Never Marry a Writer (Poetry, 2021), Everybody Don Kolomental (Poetry, 2021), I Wear Self-Confidence Like a Second Skin (Children’s Literature, 2021) I Am Not a Troublemaker (Children’s Literature, 2021) and A god in a human body (Poetry, forthcoming –  January 2022).

 

Tolu’ has been endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with “exceptional talent.”

 

He is a co-founder of Lion and Lilac, a UK-based arts organization and sits on the board of many organizations. 

Oloyede Michael Taiwo is a poet, storyteller, copywriter, scriptwriter, screenwriter, spoken-word artiste, playwright, producer and philomath. 

 

He wrote and produced the play, “Wrinkles, dimples, naira and bets,” during the Lagos Theatre Festival, 2020, in partnership with the British Council.

 

He has performed in several literary events and one of the largest gospel concerts in Lagos—Cross Concert.

 

He has been shortlisted for the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize and long listed for the Quramo Writers’ Prize for literature.  


Taiwo loves to meditate and enjoy the tranquillity of wandering in a liminal orifice.

Funmi Coker is a Nigerian poet and a graduate of Sociology from the University of Ilorin who is currently running a professional course with ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants). She was born in Lagos and has lived most of her life around Nigeria. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cooking, networking, and haunting local bookstores.

Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi is a Nigerian poet, ghostwriter and a connoisseur of Afro music. He believes in the healing power of words and the sheer beauty of poetry. His works have been published on various literary platforms. Ellipsis is his debut poetry collection.


Adejuwon writes from Lagos, Nigeria.





Deji Ajibade is a Nigerian-born writer. He holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.


He is passionate about and dedicated to using counselling to help people navigate through everyday life issues and ensuring that they lead more productive lives.


Deji actively trades in foreign exchange in the world of finance. He’s also a lover of nature and the arts.



Ibrahim is a poet and creative writer. He is a graduate of International Business Management and works as a Cyber Security consultant. He hails from Lagos, Nigeria and believes in the power of words and its effects.


When not writing, you can find him watching football and listening to music.

Abimbola Ojurongbe-Alaka

 

is a creative writer and an HR consultant; a graduate of English studies from Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, and the University of Sheffield, UK.

 

 

She is a focused HR professional with a successful track record in recruitment, change management and the transformation of HR departments and organisations.

 

 

She was a National Winner of the Nigerian Stock Exchange essay competition in 2005.

 

 

When not writing, Abimbola spends her time baking pastries, sweets, and cakes.