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

Slow Down (and live in the moment) – A Review of Deji Ajibade’s Living by the Script

Title: Living by the Script: Making the Most of Your Life Author: Deji Ajibade                                                                           Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021      Number of Pages:  105 Category: Self-Help You might have heard the saying that money cannot buy happiness. This saying might sound unconvincing or even hilarious to many Nigerians. Can you tell a Nigerian who cannot afford three… Continue reading Slow Down (and live in the moment) – A Review of Deji Ajibade’s Living by the Script

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

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

Things That Men Never Talk About – A Review of Tolu’ A Akinyemi’s Inferno of Silence

Title: Inferno of Silence Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi       Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2020 Number of Pages:  201 Category: Short Stories Poets who write novels have a distinct voice. Tolu’ A. Akinyemi, the author of “Inferno of Silence,” is one of them. Before transitioning to storytelling, he was best known for his intense poetry (and continuing… Continue reading Things That Men Never Talk About – A Review of Tolu’ A Akinyemi’s Inferno of Silence

Northumberland’s Shining Light: Philip Stuckey talks up music, poetry and storytelling…

TNR: Who were your early influences as a singer/songwriter? PS: I love James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg…basically all the songwriters who write poetry in music form. I was a big fan of the Dunfermline rock band, Nazareth as a teenager and loved Dan McCafferty’s voice. I was never a great Beatles fan but recognised… Continue reading Northumberland’s Shining Light: Philip Stuckey talks up music, poetry and storytelling…