Ibadan Book Club (IBC) has set aside 19th day of March, 2022 to host two Ibadan based writers and a Broadcaster, Tolulope Ogunronbi, Jumoke Ola-Ogundele and Wahab Sulaimon Olamilekan in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
A statement issued by both the Coordinator and Secretary of the club, Ayobami Odunyemi and Hassanat said the event would take place at the Oyo State Library Board, Opposite Cocoa House, Ibadan by 12PM prompt.
Tolulope Ogunronbi is a Broadcast Journalist (OAP) with a unique difference. He studied at the International Institute of Journalism and graduated from the Institute in 2021. Currently a Newscaster, Producer (Studio Manager) and Broadcaster with Raypower 95.1FM Ibadan. Tolulope Ogunronbi will be talking on the Synergy between broadcasting and reading.
Jumoke Ola-Ogundele was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Olaogundele. She is from
from Ikogosi Ekiti. Jumoke is a graduate of Industrial Chemistry from Ekiti State University and served in Lagos at Funmi Virtuous Educational Consult. As at the time of this reading, Jumoke Ola-Ogundele is the Founder of READ2ME MOBILE LIBRARY and also a digital marketer. She will be sharing her experience on Mobile Library.
Wahab Sulaimon Olamilekan with the pseudonym Rebel Stonez, is a graduate of Social Studies Education at the University of Ilorin. He is a poet, social educator, textile designer, social media marketer and customer relations officer. He believes in the African teachings of good character and respect. He finds pleasure in the blues poetry of Langston Hughes and Nikki Giovanni and also enjoys listening to folk songs of Michael Kiwanuka and Beautiful Nubia. Wahab’s art works and poems have been published in the Artmosterrific magazine issue 2, Afrorep and elsewhere.
The upcoming book reading event promises to be an avenue for reading creative works such as poetry, fiction, book sales and signing, contacts with other readers and book writers in all corners of the Oyo State, the statement added.
Prospective writers who have works in poetry, short stories and novels can also attend to read their works to other writers and readers. Membership forms and certificate of membership will be available at no charge to first timers.
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.
Some of the publications published by Ibadan Book 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.