Leonell Echa is a Development Practitioner with a background in Communication, Development, Health and Environment.
He has an independent mind to carry out and engage in development issues channeled towards youths within the sub-region. He is an advocate of good governance, peaceful co-existence, essentialism and systems thinking.
An exceptional voice actor, an adept writer of short stories, radio scripts and poetry, he has written and edited over 17 published and unpublished omnibuses. His first unpublished collection of poems is “I Still Feel Naked Wearing Clothes.” He is currently working on his second anthology titled “It was 4:45 a.m.”
Leonell Echa has consistently stayed on his career path of building sustainable peace in communities in Nigeria. He believes in a community of more than one. He has a quest for social reforms and equitable distribution of resources and believes that some of the determinants of a good society are relentless learning, inclusive governance, reconciliation and love.
He is a fellow of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship & works in the area of Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution with the Kaduna State Government.
Victor Oyedele Olajide alias Voodu is a professional at getting work done with utmost precision. A humanitarian at heart, possesses a soul that itches for successful progress, and a poet every other day.
Rudolph ’Ruddapoet’ Adidi is a first born, a performance poet, writer and a graduate of Architecture from the University of Jos. Known for his red cap or as fondly called ‘The Red Cap Poet’, he has won multiple awards for his performances across the country.
Ruddapoet has some of his works published in some magazines and journals including Airmingle, wordup, ebartsng.org, africanwriter.com. He is the founder of guts of gods, a platform that encourages young poets and a co-founder of JPS, Jos Poetry Slam (now known as Just create).
Born in the hills of Central Nigeria in Jos, Plateau State, He is known for his debut LP which dropped in 2017 titled ‘The Handwriting’ and a video series which followed a year after titled ‘Dear Jerome’ which talks about Man, Life, God and himself.
His most recent work in 2020 includes
– Super Muri Quod Rimas
– The Gathering EP which features Lardo and Younglan
– Dear God
Adekunbi Ogunsuyi, popularly known as LARDO, is a student of History and International Studies at the University of Jos, Nigeria. A phenomenal spoken word artist with a good level of recognition on different stages across Nigeria, precisely in Jos, Abuja, Bauchi, Benin City and Lagos, Nigeria.
She is a writer, a poet with the EB Arts organization, a volunteer/programs coordinator at the Custodians of African Literature (COAL) and a co-project manager for The Levitation Concert.
She is the winner of the Jos Poetry Slam 2018, First runner up Abuja Literary Grand slam 2019, second runner up UNWRAP 2019 and teamed up with Younglan to win of the Fist of Words Poetry Slam 2020, JOGAMA Green Award: Collaboration of the Year for The Gathering Album. Her poem “Rebirth” was published in the Writers Space African Magazine, January 2020 issue.
Olalekan Abdulqudus also known as WILDKHARD is a reader, writer, traveler, ardent supporter of Chelsea fc, and always good at minding his business.
An attentive listener, confident and fluent communicator and a devoted member of the library. He believes there’s always a story to tell, and that’s the reason he writes poems.
A graduate of Information Technology from Wisconsin International University College, Accra who loves computers. He is passionate about the growth and development of Africa, hence his desire for good governance, peace and development.
Wild is a willing learner, critical thinker, a selfless servant, and an aspiring leader. He’s written for numerous blogs and entertainment websites in Ghana. The bigger drive is to happily be on Forbes list in the near future.
Younglan Talyoung is a Spoken Word Artist, Performance Poet, Creative Writer and Entrepreneur. Hails From Pankshin LGA, Plateau State and was birthed, raised and lives in Tudun Wada Jos, Nigeria.
He was a finalist, Jos Poetry Slam 2017, 1st Runner Up, Jos Poetry Slam 2018, Winner(Spoken Word Category) Winners got Talent 2018, JOGAMA Green Awards: New Spoken Word Artist 2018 and 2nd Runner Up JustCr8te E-Slam 2019. He was present at Lagos International Poetry Festival 2018 and has performed in a wide array of big stages Nationwide.
His poem “Rooftops” was published on Okada Books and a couple of other poems have been published on online platforms. Teamed up with LARDO to win the Fist of Words Poetry Slam 2020 & the JOGAMA Green Award: Collaboration of the Year for “The Gathering Album.”
Ogunaka Tochukwu is a spoken word artist, a writer, a poet and a tutor based in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Tochi started creating short stories at the age of 13. Although she never completed any, she delved into poetry and fell more in love.
She graduated from the Federal College of Education, Zaria where she studied English Language as a Major course.
She is currently a student of Ahmadu Bello University with B.Sc Sociology in view.
Tochi has performed on many platforms in Zaria, and being a member of EB has been a wonderful journey.
Bose Ayeni-Tsevende has often been described as a poet of all ages. She simplifies poetry and tells you deeply in words that make you not forget to remember the beauty in poems.
A former Dance and Choreography lecturer at the department of Theater and Film Arts, University of Jos, Bose has acted, performed and mimed in all forms of stage performances.
She is a dancer, choreographer, poet, a mother and grandmother of many children.
Here’s a list of her works:
1.Introduction To Dance and Choreography- The basics.
2. The Man Lives (drama)
3. U Are A Poet (poetry)
4. Streams (poetry) [It was nominated for ANA / Cadbury Award 2010]
5. Pieces Of Peace (poetry)
They are currently not in the bookstores.
She reads about poets like Chaucer, Femi Osofisan, Niyi Ogundare and others.