POET OF THE WEEK: RULES OF THE GAME by Alozor Michael Ikechukwu

One at a time is the step of life Take a leap when you get to a pit Else, down the pit you’ll dive When you resurface your bearing is lost. Slow and steady is the race of life Never look back ‘cos it’s lost and gone When you meet setbacks, make a dive Bypass… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: RULES OF THE GAME by Alozor Michael Ikechukwu

POET OF THE WEEK: SHADE MARY-ANN OLAOYE

One of Nigeria’s fastest growing female poets, Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye, is this weeks Poet of The Week (#POTW). In her young career, Shade has been featured in the University of Abuja Fellowship of Christian Students Magazine with her poem Hell n Heaven and an upcoming poetry anthology tagged ‘TREASURES OF PHRONESIS’. She has also won top prize… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: SHADE MARY-ANN OLAOYE

POET OF THE WEEK: TIMILEYIN GABRIEL OLAJUWON

Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon, popularly referred to as TGO, is a young Nigerian poet and a literary critic whose writing is emotional and sensitizing. He is an international multi-award winner, awarded the World Poetry Ambassador to Nigeria (Canada) in 2013 and nominated the Inspirational Poet of the Year 2013 by World Friendship Celebration (Pentasi B) in… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: TIMILEYIN GABRIEL OLAJUWON

POET OF THE WEEK: ‘POETRY IS MAKING MAGIC WITH WORDS’ – ADEOLU EMMANUEL ADESANYA

Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya, author of ‘WHY ASK WHY’ (a poetry collection), has been writing for the past 15 years. His poetry has been published in several international anthologies and journals. Adeolu is by profession a strategic change consultant, researcher and part time lecturer, with a Bachelor of Education obtained from the prestigious University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria, and… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: ‘POETRY IS MAKING MAGIC WITH WORDS’ – ADEOLU EMMANUEL ADESANYA

POET OF THE WEEK: “BREAK AND MAKE POETRY RULES TO SUIT THE POEM” – OLUWA OLAMIPOSI OMOYELE

Oluwa Olamiposi Omoyele is a young poet and freelance writer from Lagos State. Omoyele is passionate about the arts and humanity, hence her love for poetry in which she captured moments around her in deep imagery. She is a graduate of Law and a lover of knowledge. How did your romance with poetry start? My… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: “BREAK AND MAKE POETRY RULES TO SUIT THE POEM” – OLUWA OLAMIPOSI OMOYELE

POET OF THE WEEK: “TO REMAIN RELEVANT, A WRITER NEEDS TO KEEP LEARNING WITH HUMILITY” — AWODIYA FUNKE

Awodiya Esther Funke is one of the leading female voices in Nigerian poetry. Born in Lagos where she currently resides, Funke hails from Ilesha in Osun State, Nigeria. The highly talented poet who holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the Ekiti state University and a Masters degree in medical Sociology from the University of… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: “TO REMAIN RELEVANT, A WRITER NEEDS TO KEEP LEARNING WITH HUMILITY” — AWODIYA FUNKE

POET OF THE WEEK: “POETRY… IF WELL HANDLED, COULD LIFT MOUNTAINS” — ERIATA ORIBHABOR

Eriata Oribhabor is a poet and frontline promoter of Naija languej. He started off writing poetry in the indigenous Nigerian Pidgin currently being standardised as Naija languej. Writing in the languej, he authored; “Abuja na kpangba and Oda puem-dem (2011), edited, “IF YU HIE SE A DE PRIZIN” (poems) and “AMEBO YAD” (collection of plays).… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: “POETRY… IF WELL HANDLED, COULD LIFT MOUNTAINS” — ERIATA ORIBHABOR

POET OF THE WEEK: “EVERY GOOD POET IS MY ROLE MODEL” — SHOWUNMI OLAWALE MICHAEL

Showunmi Olawale Michael (SOMwrites), a native of Abeokuta, Ogun state, is a graduate of Accounting from the prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta. He is an award-winning poet know for  writing about politics, nature, love, religion and personal experiences. Showunmi’s works have featured in several poetry anthologies like Epistle of Lies, Via Grapevine II, Wind of Change (BPPC anthology) and… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: “EVERY GOOD POET IS MY ROLE MODEL” — SHOWUNMI OLAWALE MICHAEL

POET OF THE WEEK: “ANYTHING CAN INSPIRE POETRY”— ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU

Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau a holder of the National Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics of Federal Polytechnic, Ede is a social entrepreneur whose verses stick thorns in corrupt minds. Adedayo is the CEO of QualityPoets Foundation, a group of young poets who are devoted to giving new poets a voice. Agarau’s poems have been published in several anthologies like… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: “ANYTHING CAN INSPIRE POETRY”— ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU

POET OF THE WEEK: “GOOD POETRY CONNECTS SOUL TO IMAGES” — MESIOYE AFFABLE JOHNSON

MESIOYE JOHNSON is a student of the Banking and Finance at the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, known by the moniker “Affable” among his friends. Affable is a budding poet/Spoken Word artist and one of the most published poets on Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRR). Even though he has written for only about a year, Affable has… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: “GOOD POETRY CONNECTS SOUL TO IMAGES” — MESIOYE AFFABLE JOHNSON