The Olugbon Review is a literary and art magazine created to curate the unheard voices and unseen crafts of young writers and artists without a platform of their own and mainstream exposure.

In July 2023, Aanuoluwapo Adesina founded and launched their literary platform The Olugbon Review. For quite some time, we have had the privilege of publishing Aanu’s work, particularly their “Nightmares in Cassiopeia” poetry series. So, we are beyond excited and proud to see Aanu start this amazing journey.

Aanuoluwapo Adesina was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1998. He received a BA from Coventry University, UK in 2018 and an MA from Kennesaw State University, USA in 2020.

At first glance, it is already very clear that this is a passion-filled project that wants to celebrate and showcase emerging talents in our literary community. In the first volume and issue of the literary art magazine, there are 11 pieces, including one from the founder themself.

Volume 1 is titled The People’s Stage: A Tapestry of Experiences. We especially liked the poetry that spoke to emotional human experiences such as “Can Sir” by Imhaledo Mary and “I Remain Myself” by Ayomide Oyinkansola Johnson.

The other writers featured in the issue include Kaosarah Ige, Olateju Oladepo, Eniola Victor (Ne8ure), Itohan Agbonkina, Faith Adogame, Joshua Okegbemi (Ghost), Lois Moyosoreoluwa Osunsan, Itunuoluwa Faith Oshinowo, and Muhydeen Ayinde Alimi.

If you haven’t already, please check out The Olugbon Review here! And fingers crossed we get the second volume soon!