IMG_20150207_165832 Akeem Alawoki: I’m a Lagos-bred Nigerian whose parents are from Abeokuta, Ogun state. Basically, art is my life. I’ve always been sonfascinated by good artistic works that I keep searching for well crafted prose  and poetry, and finely made drawings and paintings. And ever since I wrote my first poem in 2007, my mind keeps stringing words that I sometimes adjudge poetry or rap verse. I also put strokes on paper, when I’m super motivated, and people (my sisters) generally make nice comments about them.

IMG_20150424_114333Razaq Pedro: Razaq Pedro is a literature enthusiast. An avid reader of Stephen King, he fell in love with the works of African writers like Ngugi Wa Thiongo, Cyprian Ekwesi and Ben Okri which made him start writing from his secondary school days. He writes fantasy but with a touch of allusion or real life events.He abides by the mantra of JR Tolkein “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”.