Badiru Kehinde was born in Okokomaiko, Lagos to a family of six. Badiru Kehinde self-published his first book of poetry, “I Know Why Your Mother Cries” in July, 2017 which has met with many praises. It will be re-published and in paperback in 2019. Badiru Kehinde is a freelance writer, poet, graphic designer, editor, and lover of God. He is crazy about ocean view, the beach, Arts, African culture, Soul and SmoothJazz music.
Kehinde was schooled at Osun State University where he had his first degree in English and International Studies from the department of English. He is a regular columnist on different online platforms where his poems, articles, short stories, quotes, essays, illustrations and other creative works have been published. He has also worked as creative director providing identity for different brands with Lofty Heights Consults.
In August, 2017, He mentored over 50 budding writers on the art and craft of Writing. Similarly, as a form of a personal Community Development Service (CDS), his NGO, “Write Now” Creative Writing Initiative has trained over 150 young students in Writing in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and over 200 in Ibadan in June, 2018. One of his Poems titled 'LAGOS' was being featured on Metro Life, on SMOOTH98.1FM, Victoria Island, Lagos. He has performed poetry at various institutions in South-West Nigeria. He is currently busy with his debut Short stories collection, poetry, design and branding, and hopes to right the wrongs of the society through art.
He serves as Creative Writing mentor with “Sprinng Literary Movement” and “Write Now”, content developer, freelance writer, features editor and Editor-in-chief of 2 magazines: The Heartbeat and The Cornerstone. Badiru is also a blogger, seasoned actor, avid reader and likes meeting new people. He listens to three main bands; Hillsongs Australia, Pieces of a Dream and Snarky Puppy. When he is not writing or designing, he is cycling, listening to the radio, playing the piano or surfing the internet. Badiru shares different stuffs on his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page mostly. He lives with his pen, paper and mouse.
He can be reached on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Skype via his account: Badiru Kehinde. He blogs at www.badirukehindewrites.wordpress.com and receives emails on firstname.lastname@example.org
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