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

Multi-Award-Winning Author releases collection of poems ‘A god in a Human Body’ to kick-start the New Year

Written by the incredibly talented Children’s author, storyteller, essayist and poet Tolu’ A. Akinyemi, ‘A god in a Human Body’ explores themes of spirituality, divinity and the enormous power that we possess while we traverse this earthly passage. Multi-award-winning author Tolu’ A. Akinyemi has always admired the sheer force in humans and the ability to… Continue reading Multi-Award-Winning Author releases collection of poems ‘A god in a Human Body’ to kick-start the New Year

In the Grips of a Pandemic, JB Favour’s new release “Once Upon a Virus” Chronicles the travails of the last 24 months.

Bio: JB Favour is a ghostwriter, Voiceover Artist, Editor and Poet from Nigeria. She is the founder of the book promotion platform Bookterviews – Meet An Author Show, an interview platform for authors to share the behind story of their writing journey and challenges, inspirations and growth as authors on her YouTube channel and website.… Continue reading In the Grips of a Pandemic, JB Favour’s new release “Once Upon a Virus” Chronicles the travails of the last 24 months.

A Role Played by the Rules – A Review of Funmi Coker’s Letter to Lilly

Title: Letter to Lilly Author: Funmi Coker Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021      Number of Pages:  52Category: Poetry It takes bravery to choose to dream big in a world that does not provide the right conditions for the girl child to thrive. In Nigeria, the girl child/women face numerous challenges. As a result, more women are… Continue reading A Role Played by the Rules – A Review of Funmi Coker’s Letter to Lilly

Lagos is Killing Me—Enunciates the place of literature in Society

Oloyede’s Lagos is Killing Me is not a cliché, even though Lagos strangles many souls. Even if Oloyede had titled this collection of poems, Nigeria is Killing Me, that will lay bare the current state of affairs in a nation of two contrasting ends, the nouveau rich and the poor who barely survive on less… Continue reading Lagos is Killing Me—Enunciates the place of literature in Society

Houdini Isn’t Exempted: Love as an Imprisoner in Olawale’s ‘Prisoner of Love’

Title: Prisoner of Love Genre: Poetry (a chapbook) Author: Ibrahim Olawale Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Date: 13th September, 2021 Reviewer: Afer Ventus Yes! Dante, Spencer, Shakespeare and many more foreign writers have written about unrequited love in some of their works (Inferno, Amoretti and the Shakespearean sonnet respectively). These writers have in their… Continue reading Houdini Isn’t Exempted: Love as an Imprisoner in Olawale’s ‘Prisoner of Love’

Broken things can be beautiful too – A Review of Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi’s Ellipsis

Title: Ellipsis Author: Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021 Number of pages: 52 Category: Poetry “Three” – a magical number! In the history of man, three has always had an extraordinary significance in his formation. These tripartite traits of “three” break like ellipses into different phases and compartments of… Continue reading Broken things can be beautiful too – A Review of Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi’s Ellipsis