GUEST FOR AUGUST’S YELF LITERARY EVENING
LITERARY EVENING – SPECIAL GUEST
Adefolami Ademola is a Writer, Content Developer, and Social Affairs Commentator.
His poems have appeared in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Prosopisia, New Orleans Review, heART Online, Poetry Potion, Prachya Review, among others.
A 2016 PIN (Poets in Nigeria) Poets’ Residency Fellow, his poem, ‘Memories Regurgitated’ was a finalist for the 2016 edition of the Korea/Nigeria Cultural Poetry Fiesta.
His non-fiction works have been published in Akoma, The Nerve Africa, The Rustin Times, The Afro Vibe, Ynaija, Newshunter, Ebedi Review, Entropy Magazine, Ktravula, Anathema Magazine, and Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, to mention a few.
Between 2014 and 2017, he worked as a volunteer for the Ake Festival, the Lagos Book & Arts Festival and Lagos Theatre Festival. He also volunteered for the Lagos International Poetry Festival in 2016, and even performed during the festival’s open mic.
In 2018, he was employed to work as a Marketing Manager for Ouida Books, the most innovative publishing firm in Nigeria. This is in addition to serving as a Bookstore Manager during the firm’s two annual festivals: the Ake Arts & Book Festival and the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival within the space of two years.
In 2019, he attended the Queer Storytelling Workshop with Bisi Alimi, where his essay was adjudged the best in the course of the training.
In 2019, he was an in-house Festival Coordinator for the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival. He also moderated a panel tagged ‘Non-fiction and the Writer’s Prerogative’ at the festival. The panel had in attendance; Sibongile Fisher (South Africa), Frances Ogamba (winner, Kofi Addo Prize for Non-fiction, 2019), and Hauwa Nuhu Shafii.
Also, in the same year, he moderated another panel titled ‘Intimacy and the Exploration of Self: New Non-fiction Writing’ at Ake Festival.