Nigerian linguist and poet Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún turns 40! He celebrated the milestone with friends and family at a beautiful intimate gathering hosted by his wife, health entrepreneur Temie Giwa-Tubosun.

The event was held at their home. Victor Adewale was on hand to capture all the memorable moments. Everyone including the celebrant looked like they had a wonderful time.

You might recognize a few faces. Nigerian writer and editor Molara Wood and Brittle Paper featured writer and artist Anthony Azekwoh attended the event, as well as Tokini Peterside, Bayo Olupohunda, Yemisi Adesanyna, Sunkanmi Adebayo, and Femi Oyatogun. You might also spy a few copies of Igba Ewe, Túbọ̀sún’s recent collection—the Yoruba translation of Childhood, a poetry book by American philosopher and professor Emily R. Grosholz.

Wishing Túbọ̀sún good health and happiness as he embraces a new decade.