Renowned African Writer appointed as a columnist for 2022 in Malimbe Magazine 

The ingenious writing prodigy who has published fourteen books and has six forthcoming titles joins the roll-call of other illustrious African Writers who have been columnists at Malimbe Magazine.

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi is a writer of repute who has garnered international acclaim for his outstanding literary works. The multi-award-winning Nigerian writer, who writes in the genre of poetry, short stories, children’s literature, and essays, follows in the footsteps of notable African Writers, Leye Adenle and Sefi Atta, who have previously written for the magazine.

“I have accepted the invitation to be a columnist in Malimbe Magazine for 2022. I’m so honoured to be a part of this exciting project.”

Continuing, “It’s always fulfilling to see that people and organisations are watching exciting and genre breaking talents like myself who are churning out outstanding literature and I am delighted to contribute to the growth of Malimbe magazine through my writing.”

Malimbe is the official in-flight magazine of several Nigerian Airlines, including Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Dana Air, and Bristow. Their monthly edition has a readership coverage of 500,000 readers on over 1,600 flights connecting 30 plus cities.

Besides those editions, Malimbe also produces a general copy of 100 pages that they sell in bookstores, supermarkets and other establishments, as well as display in libraries, embassies, consulates, hotels, restaurants, recreational centres, and other places of public interest.

You can find out more information about Malimbe Africa–here and

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi – here

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi – The Lion of Newcastle

About the Author:

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi (also known as Tolutoludo & the Lion of Newcastle) is a multi-award-winning author in the genre of poetry, short stories, children’s literature, and essays. His works 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); Born in Lockdown (poetry, 2021); A God in a Human Body (poetry, 2022); If You Have To Be Anything, Be Kind (children’s literature, forthcoming – July 2022); City of Lost Memories (poetry, forthcoming – August 2022); On The Train To Hell (poetry, forthcoming – September 2022); Awaken Your Inner Lion, (essays, forthcoming – September 2022); You Need More Than Dreams (poetry, forthcoming – January 2023); and The Morning Cloud is Empty (poetry, forthcoming – March 2023).

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

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