Leading Nigerian comedian, entertainer and filmmaker, AY (Ayo Makun) will perform live at The FED Gateshead on the 27th of November 2022. AY will bring his award-winning comedy show to North-East England, for the very first time, which will also see upcoming Afrobeats acts and live DJs performing on the night. The glitz and glamour… Continue reading AY LIVE set to make history in Newcastle
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships. With well over 500 entries from published authors. Nineteen writers were shortlisted from the large pool of submissions, which included the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022, Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim, who is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Morland Writing Scholarship… Continue reading Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer makes the shortlist of the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships.
Alphabetti Theatre and SoreSlap Theatre present the World Premiere of More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish from TUES 15TH NOV – SAT 3RD DEC 2022 Performance Time: 7:30pm plus 1:00pm Saturday matinees Tickets: 15th – 20th Nov – Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 22nd Nov – 3rd Dec – £15-£3 Running Time: Approx. 75 mins Age Rec: 16+… Continue reading More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish set to premiere at Alphabetti Theatre
UK Based Arts Organisation, Lion and Lilac will treat lovers of poetry to a National Poetry Day Event in line with this year’s theme of “The Environment”. The event will feature both established and emerging voices on the African and United Kingdom’s literary scene. Among the headliners is Jide Badmus, who is the author of… Continue reading Jide Badmus, Christtie Jay, Omotayo Sangofadeji set to headline at Lion and Lilac’s National Poetry Day Event
Join author extraordinaire, the Lion of Newcastle, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi at his books signing and reading event at The Lit & Phil on the 8th of September 2022. At this event, Tolu’ will officially release his new books, If You Have To Be Anything, Be Kind (children’s literature); City of Lost Memories, (poetry); Awaken Your… Continue reading The Lion of Newcastle, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi is set to Release Four Books at The Lit and Phil Newcastle
The Coronavirus pandemic was a devastating experience and anyone who witnessed it can attest to this in the affirmative. The world was noisy and silent all at once. Noisy as we watched and listened to the tragic occurrences with little or no control over them. Silence as the world was on a lockdown almost at… Continue reading Once Upon A Virus – A Poet’s Documentation Of A Never To Be Forgotten Time In Human History.
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… Continue reading Renowned African Writer appointed as a columnist for 2022 in Malimbe Magazine
TNR: What inspired your recently published children’s book, “Diversed in STEM: When We Believe, We Achieve”? R: I was inspired to write my book based on my life. Being from the inner city of Philadelphia, I grew up in an area where I lacked drive and motivation. I really didn’t believe in myself and my… Continue reading Richard S. T Gilliam harps on the importance of STEM subjects in new children’s book
TNR: Did getting the Arts Council England endorsement as a writer with exceptional promise feel like a just reward for your years of labour within the literary community? AG: Yes, it did. I’ve been submitting my works for publications in journals and literary magazines since 2017. Then, I just wanted my poems and writings to… Continue reading Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise
TNR: What or who influenced your journey into writing? Lanre Badmus, my younger brother, was the main reason I started writing poetry. He used to have his poems up on his faculty noticeboard at the University. I would go all the way from engineering to the Law Faculty to read. My parents were avid readers,… Continue reading A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey