Four writers kick-start the maiden Imodoye Writers Residency, organized by Imodoye Writers Enclave in Ilorin, Kwara State.
They are; Haneefah Abdulrahman (Kaduna State), Chukwudi Michael (Ebonyi State) Muhammad Suraj Attahiru (Niger State) and Fagbola Olalere (Osun State).
The writers are expected to be in Imodoye for a period of three weeks, in order to continue and complete their manuscripts.
Haneefah Abdulrahman, a student of English Literature at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is a poet, writer, interviewer, spoken words artiste, podcaster, columnist, and a fellow of Ebedi International Writers Residency, 2021. She’s the Author of Shades of Becoming; a collection of short stories. Born and living in Kaduna, Haneefah Abdulrahman is an indigene of Kogi State. She’s here at Imodoye to work on her Mystery Bond; short stories collection.
Michael Chukwudi, a Fellow of Ebedi International Writers Residency, is a poet and novelist. He studied Applied Biology with first class from Ebonyi State University. He’s the winner of Zest Africa poetry prize, 2021 and First Runner-Up BKPW 2021 Poetry Prize. He’s the author of ‘Undeserved’ ‘Wind of Life’ And ‘The Road to Discovery’; award-winning manuscript. Likewise, he’s in Imodoye to complete the work on his award-winning manuscript.
Muhammad Suraj Attahiru, (Atta Dhe Titan) is a poet and performance poet, based in Abuja. He’s a student of Library and Information Science, at Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State. He’s a every child education and gender equality activist. Attah has performed in platforms like PIN, ALS, AWF, Adams Page, Wake Up Africa Initiative etc. He’s in Imodoye to complete his poetry/short stories collection.
Olalere Fagbola, poet, novelist, reviewer and biographer is a veteran award-winning journalist. He’s a graduate of London School of Journalism, London. Olalere who worked in Punch, had worked in States like Oyo, Osun, Lagos and Kwara states. He’s in Imodoye to complete his collections of essays, on Management of conflicts, multidimensional mental issues, radical journalism and irrational youth exuberance.
The Imodoye Writers Residency was established by the Dr. Shehu Usman Akanbi, to provide emerging writers with friendly environment for writers and artists who are passionate to complete their ongoing works at no cost. And the residents are also expected to mentor young secondary school students in Ilorin and its environ in the art of Literature and creative writing.