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Here is where you will find out all about Tolu, what the newspapers and magazines think, what he has been up to, latest news and  reviews. Just click on the links to read more.....

August 25, 2017.

 

BDAILY

 

Review that says everyone should have Dead Lions Don't Roar!

 

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September 16, 2017.

 

THE SUN

 

You need to grab your chance and read Dead Lions Don't Roar.

 

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September 20, 2017.

 

THE PUNCH

 

An amazing review on Tolu and Dead Lions Don't Roar.

 

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October 11, 2017.

 

THE NATION


Poetic Jibes On State of the Nation


 

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October 22, 2017.


THE CRAZY MIND

An interview with Tolu on his book, poetry and inspiration.


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April 2018.

 

Tolu has launched his new book Unravel Your Hidden Gems and pledged to raise money for the Chronicle Sunshine Fund.

 

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May 2, 2018.

 

NORTHERN INSIGHT

 

Arts / Insight

Tolu' supports Sunshine Fund - A North East based charity.

 

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January 2018.

MORPETH HERALD

Tolu donates £1000 to Age Uk Northumberland from sales of Dead Lions Don't Roar.

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June 2018.


A Fabulous Review for Unravel Your Hidden Gems.


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January 25, 2019.

 

MRS Y REVIEWS BOOKS


Review of Dead Dogs Don't Bark.

 

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February 5, 2019.

 

SYNCITY


Press Release on the Book Launch Event of Dead Cats Don't Meow.

 

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February 21, 2019.


THE GUARDIAN


Dead Cats Don't Meow set for April Release.

 

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March 23, 2019.

 

THE SUN

 

Wake up from your slumber - A review of Dead Dogs Don't Bark.

 

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July 7, 2019.


THE GUARDIAN


Akinyemi and the realities of life in Dead Dogs Don’t Bark.

 

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August 2018.


Tolu spent time with older and young people at  Wood Green in Gateshead on a workshop as part of his commitment to Equal Arts...


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October 2018.

 

NORTHERN INSIGHT

 

Arts / Insight

New Book Launch Makes Hat Trick For Local Author

 

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January 29, 2019.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


Review of Dead Lions Don't Roar.

 

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February 5, 2019.

 

THE BAGUS NG


Press Release on the Book Launch and reading of Dead Cats Don't Meow.

 

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February 22, 2019.


THE PUNCH


UK based author to unveil new Poetry book.

 

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April  2019.

 

SYNCITY

 

In Conversation With Tolu Akinyemi, Author of the “Dead Series”.


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July  5, 2019.

 

The Sun

 

Never Give Up - A review of  “Dead Dogs Don't Bark.


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July 19, 2019.

 

THE SUN

 

Verses for Everyone - A review of Dead Cats Don't Meow - Don't waste the ninth life by Derrick Chidumebi.

 

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September 2018.


Tolu launches his 3rd book.


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January 11, 2019.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


Review of Dead Dogs Don't Bark.

 

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February 5, 2019.

 

THE BAGUS NG


#TheTAATour Takes Flight – November 12 – December 11, 2018.

 

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February 7, 2019.

 

LITERARY EVERYTHING


Author Interview and Review of Dead Dogs Don't Bark.

 

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February 22, 2019.

 

THE SUN

 

Dead Cats Don't Meow to be released worldwide April.

 

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April  2019.

 

Bella naija

 

A review of  “Dead Cats Don't Meow - Don't waste the ninth life” by Haroldwrites.


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September  9, 2018.

 

Gazetta Greece

 

Celebrating the true African Legend Yaya Toure in “Dead Dogs Don't Bark.


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July 6, 2019.

 

Bella naija

 

#LiterallyWhatsHot: Check out the Collection of Fantastic Poems in “Dead Lions Don’t Roar” by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi


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July 22, 2019.

 

Stuffshewrote.co.uk


A review of Dead Cats Don't Meow - Don't waste the ninth life by Karen Middleton.

 

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November 5, 2019.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


Review of Dead Cats Don't Meow.

 

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November 10, 2019.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

A candid meditation on relevant life concerns…


 - An editorial book review of Never Play Games with the Devil.


 

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December 3, 2019.


LONDON CONNECTED

 

A review of Never Play Games with the Devil by Anna Toms of London Connected.



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August 24, 2019.

 

THE NATION


Great Blend of Life Themes


 

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November 5, 2019.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


Review of Never Play Games with the Devil.

 

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November 13, 2019.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

Unravel Your Hidden Gems by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi


 - An editorial book review of Unravel your Hidden Gems.


 

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December 2019 Issue


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

A review of Dead Cats Don't Meow and Never Play Games with the Devil by D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.

 

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November 8, 2019.


THE SUN

 

Inspiring rhyme that resonates with the heart - A Review of Dead Cats Don't Meow by Realistic Poetry International


 

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November 16, 2019.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

A Collection of Poetic Wisdom for the Discerning Series (3 books) By Tolu’ A. Akinyemi


 - An editorial book review of Dead Lions Don't Roar, Dead Dogs Don't Bark and Dead Cats Don't Meow.


 

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December 2019 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Dead Cats Don't Meow .


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December 2019 Issue


NORTHERN INSIGHT

 

Arts / Insight


BEST BOOKS OF 2019


There are a lot of talented authors in the North East region and here,


Northern Insight has chosen six of the leading talents’ books to spotlight, just in time to treat yourself or a loved one to them for Christmas!

(Pg. 169)

 

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February 2020 Issue


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

A review of "Unravel your Hidden Gems" and "A Booktiful Love" by D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.



 

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April 2020 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Dead Lions Don't Roar.



 

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May 8 2020 Issue


JULIA PICKS 1

 

A review of Inferno of Silence.


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June 9, 2020.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

Poignant and honest…


 - An editorial book review of Inferno of Silence.


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July 18,  2020.

 

Bella Naija

 

BN Book Review: Inferno of Silence By Tolu Akinyemi – Review by Oluwadunsin Deinde-Sanya


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August 27, 2020.

 

Passionduniya


Inferno Of Silence by Tolu’ A Akinyemi

(Review)

 

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September 5, 2020.

 

Word Refiner


Inferno of Silence by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi

(Review & Author Interview)

 

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September 7, 2020.

 

bookishworld4


A booktiful love (Review)

 

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September 23, 2020.

 

THE NATION


A Narration of Beautiful Truths


 

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February 2020 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of A Booktiful Love.



 

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May 2020 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Dead Dogs Don't Bark.


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May 2020 Issue


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

A review of "Dead Dogs Don't Bark" by D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.



 

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June 12, 2020.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

Beautifully executed, astonishing collection…


 - An editorial book review of A Booktiful Love.


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August 7, 2020.

 

THE SUN

 

An intellectually riveting collection.

 

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September 1, 2020.

 

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE


Review Of Tolu Akinyemi’s ’Inferno Of Silence’ By God’swill Enang.

 

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September 6, 2020.

 

bloggersworld


A booktiful LOVE (Review)

 

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September 7, 2020.

 

bookishfame


A booktiful love (Review)

 

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October 1, 2020.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

Profound and powerful…


Black ≠ Inferior by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi


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October 6, 2020.

 

NESH LOVES BOOKS

 

Inferno of Silence Review.

 

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November 8, 2020.


GN BOOKS 

 

Review: Black ≠ Inferior by Tolu' A. Akinyemi


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December 18, 2020.


THE US REVIEW OF BOOKS 

 

A Review of Never Marry A Writer.


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January 8, 2021.

 

ENTIRELY LEISURE

 

A Booktiful Love Invokes Positive Responses

 

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December/January 2020/21

 

NORTHERN INSIGHT

 

Issue 64


A Review of Inferno of Silence.

 

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January 15, 2021.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


A Review of Black ≠ Inferior.

 

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February 3, 2021.

 

THE NATION


When Not To play Games With The Devil


 

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February 23, 2021.

 

VANGUARD

 

A review of "A Booktiful Love".

 

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April 3, 2021.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG

 

How to Accomplish your Life’s Goals – A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Unravel Your Hidden Gems.

 

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October 11, 2020.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


A Review of A Booktiful Love.

 

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November 13, 2020.


KIRKUS REVIEWS 

 

A Review of Black ≠ Inferior.


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December 30, 2020.


BEST INDIE BOOK AWARD


Best Indie Book Award (Winner)—Poetry Category for 'A Booktiful Love'.


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January 8, 2021.

 

READING AT RANDOM

 

A Review of Never Marry a Writer

 

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January 2021 Issue


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

A review of "Inferno of Silence" by D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.


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January 15, 2021.


FOREWORD REVIEWS 

 

BLACK IS NOT A SYNONYM FOR AN INFERIOR - Author Interview


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Febuary 8, 2021.


KIRKUS REVIEWS 

 

A Review of Inferno of Silence.


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February 28, 2021.


THE US REVIEW OF BOOKS 

 

A Review of Everybody Don Kolomental.


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May 24, 2021.

 

VANGUARD

 

BOOK REVIEW: Akinyemi harps on man’s mental strength in Everybody Don Kolomental

 

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December 2019.


BUSINESS DAY NG ARTS

 

Okadabooks for the weekend featuring "Never Play Games with the Devil" by Tolu Akinyemi

 

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December 2019 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Never Play Games with the Devil.



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February 2020 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Unravel your Hidden Gems.



 

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April 2020 Issue


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

A review of "Unravel your Hidden Gems" and "A Booktiful Love" by D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.



 

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May 18, 2020.


BOOK RIOT

 

The Books That Saw Me Through Lonely Hospital Stays By Rah Froemming-Carter.



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May 24, 2020.


GN BOOKS 

 

A review of "A Booktiful Love".


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July 2020 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Inferno of Silence.


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August 17, 2020.

 

VANGUARD

 

Akinyemi’s in-depth exploration of social ills

 

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September 5, 2020.

 

Passionduniya


A booktiful LOVE by Tolu’ A Akinyemi

(Review)

 

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September 6, 2020.

 

bloggersworld


Inferno Of Silence (Review)

 

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September 8, 2020.

 

blogcoffeestation


A booktiful love (Review)

 

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October 2020 Issue


DONOVAN'S LITERARY SERVICES

 

A review of Black ≠ Inferior.


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November 2020 Issue


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

A review of "Black ≠ Inferior" by D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.


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November 26, 2020.


LONDON CONNECTED

 

NIGERIAN POET SCORES: A HAT-TRICK OF POETRY WINS


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January 2, 2021.


LONDON CONNECTED

 

NEWCASTLE-BASED NIGERIAN POET WINS LITERARY AWARD


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January 11, 2021.

 

BUSINESS UPNORTH

 

Brothers Building Positivity Through The Power Of Writing

 

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January 15, 2021.


KIRKUS REVIEWS 

 

A Review of Never Marry a Writer.


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February 2, 2021.

 

REALISTIC  POETRY INTERNATIONAL


A Review of Never Marry a Writer.

 

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February 11, 2021.

 

THE SUN

 

A Slice of Life

 

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March 16, 2021.


THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

 

A poignant collection that captures both the raw sorrows and joys of human existence…


Everybody Don Kolomental by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi


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June 19, 2021.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG

 

A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow.

 

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June 20, 2021.

 

THE BAGUS NG


#TheBagusNGReviews I Tolu A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental I Keeping It Simple


 

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August 13, 2021.

 

LAGOSPOETRYTHON


Black Does Not Equal Inferior by Tolu A Akinyemi - Reviewed by Michael Oloyede

 

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November 14, 2021.

 

THE LAGOS REVIEW


‘Love can heal a troubled soul’ : A Review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s ‘Inferno of Silence’ – Olukorede S. Yishau


 

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December 3, 2021.

 

THE NATION


It’s cool for men to cry

– Olukorede S. Yishau


 

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January 29, 2022.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer


 

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April 28, 2022.

 

THE NEWCASTLE REVIEW


Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne


 

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September 3, 2022.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


What Could Be Causing Your Child’s Bad Behavior in School -A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s I Am not a Troublemaker


 

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January 25, 2023.

 

THE NEWCASTLE REVIEW


Injustice, Trauma And Death: Knotted Ropes In Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’sEverybody Don Kolomental


 

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March 1, 2023.

 

THE NATION


UK-based Nigerian author releases 20th book


 

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April 29, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


It’s not over -A review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental


 

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June 23, 2023.

 

THE SUN

 

Tolu Akinyemi makes history with new poetry collection

 

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Aug 19, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


A Heartbreaking Sadness Experienced Only by Those Who Have Been Through It-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s on the Train to Hell


 

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September 19, 2023.

 

WRITE OUT LOUD


Get them roaring! How Lion of Newcastle rouses audiences


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October 28, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Leveraging inner strength for a brighter tomorrow – A review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s A god in a Human Body


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March 12, 2024.

 

WORD RHYMES & RHYTHM


SO, WHEN DID YOU DIE? | A review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s ‘On The Train To Hell’ by Jide Badmus


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April 7, 2024.

 

Eboquills


Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s The Morning Cloud is Empty


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July 12, 2021.

 

INDIE READER DISCOVERY AWARDS - AUTHOR INTERVIEW


IRDA WINNER TOLU’ A. AKINYEMI: “WRITERS ARE LIVING THINGS, WRITERS DON’T DIE.”


 

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September 5, 2021.

 

BEULAH MAUD DEVANEY


Poetry Reviews - Horror, Language, Flower Crowns and Covid-19


 

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Dec 11, 2021.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


The Unavoidable Ups And Downs Of Life – A Review of Tolu’ A Akinyemi’s A Booktiful Love


 

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April 16, 2022.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


As long as you have them, don’t waste them – A review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Dead Lions Don’t Roar


 

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July 9, 2022.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Your child’s self-esteem is all in your hands - A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s I Wear Self Confidence like a Second Skin


 

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October 25, 2022.

 

SANKARA AFRICA REVIEW


Ensconcing the soul wrenching fangs of grief – A Review of Tolu A’ Akinyemi’s Collection Of Poems, On The Train To Hell by Oloyede Michael Taiwo.


 

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January 28, 2023.

 

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE


Patriarchy, Shades of Love And The Depth of Words:  All Shades Of Beauty In Tolu Akinyemi's 'A god in a Human Body' 

 

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March 11, 2023.

 

THE SUN

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


Tolu’ Akinyemi, UK-based Nigerian author and corporate guru: I miss Lagos traffic, Owambe parties

 

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May 13, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Thoughts on important life issues -A Review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s Never Play Games with the Devil


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July 5, 2023.

 

THE NATION


Akinyemi unveils poetry on financial system


 

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September 9, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Being black does not make one lesser -A review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior


 

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September 30, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Your choices as a young person can set the trajectory for your life -A review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s You Need More Than Dreams


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November 18, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Engage in a journey through your past to acquire a fresh perspective on life – A Review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s City of Lost Memories


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March 17,2024.

 

Bella naija

 

BN Book Review: You Need More Than Dreams by Tolu A. Akinyemi | Review By Rose Mgbodichinma


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April 20, 2024.

 

Poemify


A BOOK OF HEARTS: A REVIEW OF TOLU A. AKINYEMI’S A BOOKTIFUL LOVE


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August 5, 2021.

 

MEDIUM


Book Review: Born in Lockdown by

Michelle Renee Kidwell

 

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October 1, 2021.

 

THE NEWCASTLE REVIEW


Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior –

ENANG, God’swill Effiong


 

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November 30, 2021.

 

THE NEWCASTLE REVIEW


Things That Men Never Talk About – A Review of Tolu’ A Akinyemi’s Inferno of Silence



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December 2021 Issue

 

LITTLE CITIZENS MAGAZINE


Featured Author - 




 

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April 25, 2022.

 

THE CREATIVES OASIS BLOG


Daily Writing Habits Of Inspiring African Authors: An Inside Tip


 

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August 18, 2022.

 

LION AND LILAC 


Review of I Wear Self-Confidence Like a Second Skin



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October 29, 2022.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Life is unfair if you do nothing about it -A Review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s Awaken your Inner Lion


 

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Feb 22, 2023.

 

VANGUARD

 

BOOK REVIEW:


Shedding ‘Mortality’ For Immortality: A Humanistic And Deitic Symphony Of Tolu A’ Akinyemi’s A God In A Human Body

 

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March 13, 2023.

 

BLUE WOLF REVIEWS

 

The Morning Cloud is Empty

REVIEW BY JANET MAWDESLEY


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May 27, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Dismiss the Naysayers -A Review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s Dead Dogs Don’t Bark


 

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Aug 5, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


If you have to be anything, be kind


 

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September 18, 2023.

 

THE BOOKSHELF CAFE NEWS


Author Interview: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi


 

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October 21, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


A collection about expressing emotions and true feelings – A review of Tolu A. Akinyemi’s The Morning Cloud is Empty


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December 30, 2023.

 

BUSINESS DAY NG


Born in Lockdown


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April 7, 2024.

 

Book O'Clock


A Booktiful Love: A Calligraphy of Social Consciousness


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