Mojisola Bakare

Mojisola is a writer, a poet and playwright from Lagos, Nigeria.


She is mum of two kids and she was at OZU during April 2014.

During the residency she worked on her collection of 18 poems ‘Liberated In Letters’ with the intention of perfecting them for review and publishing this year as well as expand more meaningfully the plots of her unfinished collection of 6 short stories- Bidemi’s Ring and other stories.

Before leaving she had a reading of her poem”Seeds and Fruits”.

Thanks to Barbara we heard also the Italian translation of it.

And thanks to Sook and Ahra (Korean journalist and photographer who were visiting us in the same days) Moji also had a Korean translation of it! 

We wait for Moji to be back soon but next time with her kids too!

Something more about Moji.

As a teenager, she was a two time merit award winner of the title Outstanding Debater of the Year 1988 –89 in the African Statesman Intercollegiate Debates organized by the Centre for Arts and Culture Jazz 38 Lagos.

She was one of the four/last finalists to complete the Lagos Woman Dream project hosted by Ifeoma Fafunwa Productions, a workshop targeted at discovering the next generation of women writers/playwrights. She co-wrote the play which will be staged in Lagos this year.

Two of her poems- Dreams from A Kitchen and Not A Slave were selected for inclusion in Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women to be published this year by Lynne Rienner Publications USA.

Mojisola’s ‘MOJ on the move’ was one of the pioneer columns on the Lagos Mums website- an e-magazine which focuses on the lifestyle of the women living in the boisterous city of Lagos, offering tips on how to live smart and not succumb to its pressures. Her work ‘Seeds and Fruits’ was featured in Yemaya Women’s Journal published by the Sydney University Law Society, Australia in August 2012.

Victorious a poem also written by her about overcoming fear was selected in India for publication in The Criterion- An International Journal in English, Volume III Issue IV ISSN 09768165 of December 2012.

She is one of the writers of the play ‘Hear Word’ already showing this May at the MUSON centre Lagos.

She is currently working on a collection of 18 poems titled’ Liberated In Letters apart from the collection of short stories- The Ring and other Stories which she also is dusting up for publication.


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