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Tolu Akinyemi

writer, poet, mentor, lover… of words and ideas!

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July 1, 2023

The Woman on my Queue at the Lidl Checkout Till

You did not see her waist, but I did It's the rareness of water in a vastness of sand as…
July 21, 2022

Her Head was a Spider’s Nest – Book Launch/ Meet-and-Greet Event

I'm grateful for everyone who showed up at the book launch for #Herheadwasaspidersnest, and also the meet-and-greet events in Lagos…
October 21, 2021

The Demon of Truth

Sometimes you want to punch a human in the face you want to punch them so hard bash their face…
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Book cover for Funny Men Cannot be trusted: poetry for people who hate poetry by Tolu Akinyemi
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Her Head Was A Spider’s Nest

‘Her Head Was A Spider’s Nest’ is the fourth instalment of the ‘poetry for people who hate poetry’ series by Tolu Akinyemi (Poetolu). These new poems maintain the witty humour and relatable insights Poetolu’s readers expect and love about his poetry.

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Lagos-Abuja 2022 1:00

Poetolu in Lagos and Abuja 2022

The Water A Man Will Drink 0:28

The water a man will drink cannot flow past him, is what Grandmother told me…

When You Are Single 1:39

Reading ‘When You Are Single’ from the collection ‘Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted’

Excerpt of the week

“Find someone to grow old with, and you’ll never grow old. Find a cause to live for, and you’ll never die”.

Tolu’ Akinyemi

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August 11, 2021 in Poetry

A Bar of Soap

If a bar of soap could feel of what would it speak? to wake up each day feeling less than…
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May 12, 2021 in Fiction

You won’t believe this story, but I’ll tell you anyway

You won't believe what I'm about to tell you, but I’ll tell you anyway. Last month had a few of…
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January 22, 2021 in Poetry

Dirty Water

You must remember what it's like washing clothes in a huge basia*; you don't drink it, you don't reuse it…
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