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Bidemi Oyinloye

Oluwafemi Oyinloye, born on the 21st of June 1987, is an expressive individual who believes in the goodness of nature, and the human essence and its existence. S̀j̀urn seeks to mirror these ideals. The title of the collection is an aberration, of course; it intends to capture the deep-seated African roots and the journey we face into the future.

Oluwafemi attended Federal Government College, Ilorin and St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Ilorin in Kwara state. After completing his secondary school education, he wanted to be a teacher—a path his parents took.

He applied to the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Kwara state where he studied English and Social Studies. In 2009, he gained admission into the University of Ilorin, Nigeria where he studied English and Education and later on, bagged B.A (Ed.) in 2012.

Resting on one’s laurels was not an option at the time, so he returned to the same university where he took on a different challenge in Educational Psychology and had M.Ed. Psychology in the bag in 2015.

He is, at present, a teacher at Greensprings School where he teaches English First Language and literature-in-English. Oluwafemi is married to Oluyinka and blessed with children.