Twenty-20: Contributors Note

ALADE TOHEEB OLUWATOYIN is a Lagos based lawyer, actor, mimicker, poet, spoken word artist, writer, and amateur contortionist.

ALBARKA WAKILI is a prolific rapper, writer and performing artist from Jalingo, Nigeria. He is a graduate of English and Media studies (Hons) from Africa University, Zimbabwe. He won the Best Nigerian Student Award and the prestigious Machakanja Family Awards in Linguistics in 2018. You can connect with him on Twitter and Instagram as @wakillz

AVWEMOYA IZODUWA OGHENEOCHUKO. Writer.

BASIT JAMIU is the Founding Editor of AfroAnthology Series. His works have appeared in African Writer, Brittle Paper, Afri Diaspora, Kalahari Review, Saraba Magazine, Praxis Magazine Online, Expound Magazine and many other platforms. In 2018, he was the recipient of YNaija’s New Establishment list for his work at AfroAnthology. He has been described as among the “top curators and editors from Africa”. He tweets @CuratorBasit and watches TV Series among other fun activities.

BUSAYO OYEWOLE is a writer and product designer living in Berlin. She’s the host of The One Question podcast, where she asks her guests just one question. She tweets at @busayyyo

ENIOLA OLUWAFOLAKEMI OLATOYE is a student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan. She runs her own blog, Olúwáfọlákẹ́mi Unfiltered. And she is currently serving as the Clerk (a principal officer) of the Students’ Representative Council, UI. 

HANEEFAH ABDULRAHMAN is an interviewer, a writer, a spoken poetry artiste and a podcaster. Born in Kaduna, Haneefah is an indigene of Kogi. She is the 2020 financial secretary and Editor of the Creative Writers Club, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and  the assistant editor of Literature Voices, she was selected as a delegate for the  Conference Leadership Training of A.B.U for all ENACTUS schools in Nigeria which qualified her as a Project Head. She is a very active member of Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation and many other literary platforms. She has published in Daily Trust, Nigerian Review as well as many other journals.

IBRAHIM BABÁTÚNDÉ IBRAHIM. After he was forcibly sent to science-class in high-school, it took Ibrahim 20 years to finally find his way back to his passion, in 2019, when he left a successful ten-year career in media & entertainment to become a writer. In that time, his works have appeared in Door is a Jar Magazine, Ake Review, Agbowó Magazine, Black Muslim Reads Anthology, Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine, and more. He finished as a finalist in Goge Africa’s #GogeAfrica20 Writing Contest, and Ibua Journal’s Packlight Series. He has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Ibrahim’s work explores the human experience from an African perspective. He’s @heemthewriter across social media.

LAWRETTA EGBA is a professional writer, financial analyst, and communications strategist. She is a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc in Accounting as well as a masters in media and communication with Pan Atlantic University, in view. She has years of experience in investment banking, private equity, and ghostwriting, and has written for a myriad of platforms in Nigeria and the diaspora including Future Africa Forum, Opera News, Nairametrics, The Guardian, Premium Times, and more. Through her company, Cyno Group, she has also written for organizations like Quantum Zenith, Yochaa, Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget, FITC, and more. She is a Toastmaster and a brown belt Karateka.

OLUWABUKUNMI FAMILOYE is the Founder of Bookhub Nigeria, an education startup, with the aim of raising intellectual and well-informed leaders by equipping them with knowledge and skills for all round development. She is passionate about increasing the literacy rate in Africa and empowering young people to lead successful lives.  Oluwabukunmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun state Nigeria. In addition to her work with Bookhub, she volunteers on different health community projects and startups. She also enjoys explaining complex concepts and ideas which she expresses through her writings on medium. She would love to travel around the world. Her dream is to build well-equipped libraries in low-income communities around Africa.

OSATARE OMONKHEGBE is a medical student of Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria. She is a young writer with several short stories and poems to her name and currently runs a blog, Tales by Tare. As a content creator and copywriter, Tare uses the digital space to tell her stories.

R’JAY is a Relationship Enthusiast who is passionate about inspiring millennials to have healthy relationships. She is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Ilorin. R’Jay is a freelance voice over artist with Addendum media, and works as a Media Executive in a radio station in Lagos. She’s also the founder of R’Jay Initiative. A community aimed at reducing menstrual poverty and improving the lives of youths.

TOBI EYINADE is an Abba’s girl. She finds her essence in Him and enjoys the simple but beautiful things of life. She is a bringer of joy and a quirky dancer. She delights in cheering others on, likes a good chance at hearty laughter, and loves a heavy dose of quality time with family, nature, books and wine. She is fascinated and inspired by authentic people doing extraordinary things in their everyday lives. Tobi is also passionate about social impact and devising home-grown but innovative solutions to the problem of unemployment, education and poverty in Nigeria. She is the co-founder of Rovingheights and founder of The Book Lady NG. 

ZAINAB MUHAMMED, known by her readers as Zaynerb, is a poet, and writer. She writes because words just won’t let her be. She lives in Lagos, and studies biochemistry in Ekiti State University. Read her poems @iamzaynerb on Instagram.

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