Jide Badmus, Christtie Jay, Omotayo Sangofadeji set to headline at Lion and Lilac’s National Poetry Day Event

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

The Lion of Newcastle, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi is set to Release Four Books at The Lit and Phil Newcastle

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

Once Upon A Virus – A Poet’s Documentation Of A Never To Be Forgotten Time In Human History.

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.

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

Richard S. T Gilliam harps on the importance of STEM subjects in new children’s book

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

Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise

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

A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey

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

In a chat with Azeezat Olayinka Okunlola, joint second place winner of “prisoner of love poetry contest,”

TNR: Congratulations on your joint second place finish in the “Prisoner of Love” poetry contest. How do you feel about this? I feel excited! Well, I haven’t been in the competitive literary space for a while now, and just when I was getting my boots back on, this happens! So, yes! I’m excited and I… Continue reading In a chat with Azeezat Olayinka Okunlola, joint second place winner of “prisoner of love poetry contest,”

A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

Book Title: Dead Cats Don’t Meow: Don’t waste the ninth life Author: Tolu A. Akinyemi                                    Year of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 113                        Category: Poetry Cats are said to have nine lives and a reputation for getting out of sticky situations unscathed. While some of us despise them and avoid them when they meow, Tolu A.… Continue reading A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer

Title: Never Marry a Writer Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi  Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021 Number of Pages:  80 Category: Poetry Never Marry a Writer is Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s seventh poetry collection, divided into three sections and containing over fifty poems on a variety of intriguing topics. The poems in this collection, on the other… Continue reading There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer