Author Statement


As a poet and writer, Tolu’s goals remain unchanged: to inspire as many people as possible, through his writings, and to always strive for the best. He infuses his poetry collections with humour, wit, and doses of inspiration (to a great extent) in the collection of poetic wisdom for the discerning series which includes ‘Dead Lions Don’t Roar,’ ‘Dead Dogs Don’t Bark,’ and ‘Dead Cats Don’t Meow.’


As a creative writer, his works thrive on originality and the ability to wake up the lethargic with spirit. In ‘Unravel your Hidden Gems,’ he provided practical steps to help people fast-track their growth in all areas of life; and in his poetry collection ‘Never Play Games with the Devil’, he addressed societal ills without fear, while varied themes on love and personal growth make the collection a classic.


‘A Booktiful Love’, his award-winning poetry collection, emphasises the mission of writers to amplify their voices and write, to make things right. Tolu’ loves to experiment—hence his foray into storytelling, with his multiple-award-winning collection of short stories, ‘Inferno of Silence’. He hopes these stories give people the courage to live their truths. The January 2021 release ‘Black ≠ Inferior’ is his legacy work to the black community; and in ‘Never Marry a Writer’, he wove webs of words, writing powerfully about family, love, and loss, with a scorching curiosity, for the world.


‘Everybody Don Kolomental’ is dedicated to everyone dealing with mental health and universal everyday struggles.


Two children’s picture books, ‘I Am Not a Troublemaker’ and ‘I Wear Self-Confidence Like a Second Skin’, were written to boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of young children.


‘Born in Lockdown’, his acclaimed collection of coronavirus poems, is a poet’s account of the coronavirus pandemic, written for this generation and many thereafter. 


‘A god In a Human Body’ explores themes of spirituality, divinity, and the enormous power that we possess while we traverse this earthly passage.

His newly released children’s book ‘If You Have To Be Anything, Be Kind’ aims to spread kindness amongst young children.


In ‘City of Lost Memories’, Tolu’ reaches to the past as he strives to create a present that will be remembered.


‘On The Train To Hell’ is a collection of poems that explore themes of sadness and grief; the storms of life and death, and love and loss.


In ‘Awaken Your Inner Lion,’ Tolu’s collection of essays, he imparts principles that can help one make the most of life while his collection of poems, ‘You Need More Than Dreams’, is a poetry collection written for young people to arm them with the mantra that “they need more than dreams, to make their dreams come true.”


In ‘The Morning Cloud is Empty’ he explores the inner world of man, emotions, and the heart. 


His collection of financial crime compliance poems, 'Architects of a Cleaner Financial System,' examines financial crime compliance risks and how we can mitigate them. And his latest poetry chapbook, 'Voyage,' explores the voyage of love and life in the context of true love, heartbreak, loss, and many other facets of love. 

His works find their roots in Nigerian culture and heritage. He views writing as therapeutic; the only way he can escape from the chaos that clouds his sanity.