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Shitta, Phebe, Gbenga To Headline Abeokuta Book Club Reading by synw: 5:00pm On Nov 01, 2022

Abeokuta Book Club (ABC) has set aside 5th day of November, 2022 to host three Abeokuta based writers, Shitta Faruq Adémólá, Phebe Benjamin and Gbenga Ogunsola in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

A statement issued by the Coordinator and Secretary of the club, Darasimi Adeoye and Kolapo Mariam and made available to newsmen said the event would take place at the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Osiele by 11am prompt.

Below are the names and profiles of the writers.


Shitta Faruq Adémólá, Frontier XIV, is a 2021 SpringNG Writing Workshop alumni, a young Muslim Poet, digital artist, Fiction Writer From Nigeria, and a member of the Frontier Collective. He is the author of a microchap "All I Know Is I Am Going To Be Beautiful One Day" (Ghost City Press, 2021), and Night Club With Dogs (INKspired) 2022.

His works have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines like Jalada Africa, Beestung magazine, Blue Marble Review, Serotonin, FERAL, Third Estate Art, Rigorous Magazine, Icefloe Press, and elsewhere. He is the winner of the Fitrah review poetry prize, 2021, the BKPW Poetry contest (February edition) 2022, The World Voices Magazine's Poetry Contest (2022) and more. He is a shortlist in the Calanthe Poetry Prize 2022 and the Breakbread Literary Project 2022. He loves Simi's music and tweets@shittafaruqade1


Phebe Benjamin is a graduate of English Education from the University of Ibadan. She is a creative writer, copywriter, public speaker, poet and a freelancer. She has published her poem in the Lagos Book and Art Festival Anthology.

She served as a Lead Representative of Poets in Nigeria, UIABK connect centre. Due to her selfless service to the organization, she represented Poets in Nigeria at the Providus Bank World Poetry Day in 2021&2022 respectively where she shared the stage with the Professor Wole Soyinka (Kongi).

Currently, she works as a freelancer with some top brands and she is open to speaking engagement and strategic connections across the world.

Her first book to be published by December.


Gbenga Ogunsola is an Author, Trader & Social critic. He believes in giving people enough space to be real.

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