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Five Ibadan-based Writers To Headline Read Nigeria Project’s Sensitization Readi by synw: 1:47pm On May 17, 2022
FIVE IBADAN-BASED WRITERS TO HEADLINE READ NIGERIA PROJECT’S SENSITIZATION READING

Read Nigeria Project, a nationwide chain of reading events administered by Adwinsa Publications (Gh) Ltd and Ibadan Book Club has set aside 28th day of May, 2022 to host five Ibadan-based writers, Kehinde Adedeji, Fale Joshua, Anifowose Zainab Oluwafunmilola, Ademola Ayomide Miracle and Yusuff Opeere in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
A statement issued by the Coordinator and Secretary of the club, Ayobami Odunyemi and Hassanat Ayoade said the first phase of the sensitization reading would take place at the Oyo State Library Board, Opposite Cocoa House, Ibadan by 12PM prompt.
Read Nigeria Project is a nationwide chain of events administered by Adwinsa Publications (Gh) Ltd and Ibadan Book Club. It is a project devoted for readers and lovers of books across Nigeria to celebrate and honour some selected important personalities who have contributed meaningfully to the learning and reading culture of the country.

The project also hopes to promote book reading through different events like book bee, quiz contests and other mediums across the country irrespective of tribe, color, sect, age, religion and gender.

Adwinsa Publications was established in March of 1977 in Madina, a suberb of Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. The young business at the time began in the CEO’s house. During the late 1980’s Adwinsa went from a small location to Accra Newtown, also in the Capital City. During this time we also embraced “desktop publishing” (which was also an industry in its infancy) as well as commercial offset printing. From the year 2000 to 2014, we have added multiple high speed printing machines that propelled us into a new level of high-quality offset printing. We also built and expanded our services by putting up an office complex in Agbobga in Accra, Ghana.

The publishing firm is considered experts in Junior and Senior High school syllabus based text books in Ghana. The firm focuses on books for the Basic, secondary and tertiary institutions that have been largely acknowledged locally by students, parents, governments and the international community. As a family-owned company, one of Adwinsa Publications’ strengths is its focus on the family and its desire to see families succeed in education, especially in the long term development of every child in the family.

Ibadan Book Club is an initiative of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW). It was founded in 2011 by SYNW in order to contribute its own quota to the growth and development of Reading Culture in Oyo State.

The Ibadan Book Club consists of a group of people who meet periodically to discuss the book they have read and exchange those books. Club members encourage each other and learn to read with a critical mind, articulating their opinions about a particular book with others. Certain types of books not available or read receive attention through the book club.

The Club is known for historical reading activities like Ibadan Book Award, Ibadan Book Party, Ibadan Creative Writing Workshop etc.
Some of the publications published by the Club are: Olubadan Centennial Anthology: a collection of essays, articles, poems and works of art in honor of Oba (Dr.) Samuel Odulana, Odugade 1, Voices from Oja Oba Market and Finally, Senator Abiola Ajimobi: Memories, Dreams, Reflections of a Mind Always in Motion.

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KEHINDE ADEDEJI

Kehinde Adedeji is a young Nigerian poet, spoken word artist, scriptwriter and actor. He is a student of the great University of Ibadan, where he belongs to the department of Linguistics and African languages. His works can be found on AfricaWriter magazine and Akpesha Sandesh, an online Indian magazine. He is founder of PEARLS, a literary blog and home of creativity. As at the time of this reading, Kehinde Adedeji is the Coordinator of UI Book Club.

FALE JOSHUA

Fale Joshua is a student of Criminology and Security studies from the National Open University of Nigeria. Fale has published works in some notable online literary journals like Strida and Poetry House. Two of his works were also published by the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) via their anthologies “Upcoming Voices” and “Voices from Oja Oba.”
Fale’s first personal collection of poems titled “Change Unleash” was published in April 2013.

ANIFOWOSE ZAINAB OLUWAFUNMILOLA

Anifowose Zainab Oluwafunmilola is a 400 level student of the department of linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan. She is a writer, a poet and a chanter.

ADEMOLA AYOMIDE MIRACLE

Ademola Ayomide Miracle is a nutritionist, lifestyle therapist, a writer, a speaker, and a climate change advocate.

He is the CEO of Ourdiet Line, an organization that gives updates about the new developments in the field of nutrition and health, the organization also deliver lectures and teachings concerning healthy living and healthy eating through outreaches and online platforms.

He has written several poems and books so as to enlighten readers on several issues of life. One of his books is "My Passion, My Course", a book that teaches how to merge passion with reality. He was one of the over 60 writers from 14 countries that wrote a global anthology titled "War Against Fake News". He was an editor of an anthology on rape titled "GET CONSENT.

He has also acquired several trainings and certifications from institutions such as Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai., Nigeria Red Cross society and Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship and Health (ISERH) among others. He is also a member and ambassador of quite a number of organizations such as People of Possibility, Difference Maker Corporation, Global Warming Shield foundation, people of possibility and Ecogreen among others.

He is an alumnus of Federal Polytechnic, Ede where he earned a diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and currently an undergraduate of Federal university of Agriculture, Abeokuta studying the same course. He has received several awards especially in regard to his academic pursuit and he is currently the Deputy Campus Director of Hultprize in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
He is a passionate young man committed to making Nigeria and the world in general a better place through health and nutrition advocacy, writing, climate change advocacy, entrepreneurship, leadership and any other opportunities that shall be available.


YUSUFF OPEERE

Yusuff Opeere can't deny being a gig worker, Poet, Volunteer and Writer. He spent an inordinate quantity of his life in villages, over twenty years of experience in farming, working as a trev.

Yusuff Opeere was the senior prefect boy during his last year in basic school and grammar school too. He was a student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Apata Ibadan where he studied Statistics.

His poem first appeared in SYNW; RAPE ANTHOLOGY, but now he's planning to publish a short memoir, GOD I SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING FOR OTHERS.

Yusuff Opeere lives with his parents in Iseyin, Oyo state. You can reach him through, yusuffopeere@gmail.com.

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