With his Twentieth Published Work “The Morning Cloud is Empty” Multiple Award-Winning Newcastle-Based Nigerian Author reaches Incredible Milestone.

Notable Nigerian poet, essayist, storyteller and children’s author, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s latest collection of poems, ‘The Morning Cloud is Empty’ adds the prodigious Nigerian talent to the illustrious rank of Authors with twenty published works.

Ekiti State born Nigerian Writer and Poet, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi who has received great international acclaim for his extraordinary talent has just released his twentieth published work.

His latest collection of poems, “The Morning Cloud is Empty”, is an exploration of the inner world of man, emotions, and the heart. It explores climate crisis and human crisis.

The Newcastle-based author cum Financial Crime Compliance Consultant who published his first collection of poems “Dead Lions Don’t Roar” to critical acclaim in September 2017 has shown a work ethic that is not commonplace in today’s literary space.

Synopsis of ‘The Morning Cloud is Empty’:

‘The Morning Cloud is Empty’ is an exploration of the inner world of man, emotions, and the heart. It explores climate crisis and human crisis.

The poet laid bare his varying musings with sharp and deliberate words; lines peppered with poetic riches. The themes explored by the poems in this collection are many, but one thing ties them together—and that’s the poet’s intuitive ability to vividly dissect each idea.

The poet keeps proving himself capable of donning many hats, but if there’s one thing that’s exceptional about this collection, it’s the simple but astute use of language.

Tolu’ said, “This book publication means so much to me and words cannot express how grateful I am to have attained this milestone.”

Meghan Ginelli adds, ‘The author covered so many universal aspects of the human experience. I felt the rage the author feels when writing about climate change, poverty and the cost of living, regrets, love and the agony it can cause, the effects of the pandemic and the ways in which we destroy Mother Nature.

Truly an impassioned and ardent exploration into some very heavy and important topics of today.’


Tolu’ A. Akinyemi (also known as Tolutoludo & the Lion of Newcastle) is a multiple award-winning author in the genres 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, 2022); City of Lost Memories, (poetry, 2022); Awaken Your Inner Lion, (essays, 2022); On The Train To Hell, (poetry, 2022); You Need More Than Dreams (poetry, 2023); and The Morning Cloud is Empty (poetry, 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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