Author - Jeffrey Jaiyeola

Jaiyeola Jeffrey is an uncanny blend. Poet, Songwriter, Author and Hip Hop Rap/Spoken Word artist...He was born in Lagos Nigeria,in his Lagos Island hometown (he will vehemently oppose you if you declare Lagos a 'No man's land'). As a kid, he was influenced by Local Poets like the late Mamman Vatsa and later on caught up with the works of the Late Ken Saro Wiwa. he also read almost anything he could lay his hands upon, including Yoruba poetry. Shakespare and a host of other poets would later make their mark on his mind. By the time he was in high school, he started writing his own rhymes and short stories which continued till the University. He had a career to pursue, and since no one would understand a Scientist with a passion for the arts, his pieces were only performed during his stints as Comedian/Musical Programme Anchorman. A long hiatus followed, during which time he obtained a first degree as a Geologist and a Masters in Applied Geophysics. He would later pick up his pen with a passion to make his mark and contribute his own quota. Jeffrey was involved in the Poetry For Charity Vol 1 and 2 Project along with other poets, which was compiled by Chiedu Ifeozo. He currently runs a blog called RANTINGS OF THE TALAKAWA, which he describes as Tantrums of the disenchanted.

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