Book Trade Interviews

October 24, 2017
Gbenro Adegbola

Gbenro Adegbola

Gbenro Adegbola, C.E.O of the publishing firm, First Veritas, was born in 1958 to the founder of the famous Methodist Seminary, Sagamu, Reverend E. A. Adeolu Adegbola, and a school teacher mother. One of four children whose careers span academia and electoral justice at the UN, the family unit he spoke about is a clear exponent of the tradition of accomplishment which makes his achievements far more of an expectation than a surprise. With a degree in Dramatic Arts and African Literature in English from the University of Ife, he ventured into the Oyo State Broadcasting Corporation where he remained a dynamic practitioner until a massive laying-off campaign spearheaded by the successor to Governor Bola Ige, the renowned politician whose daughter Adegbola would go on to marry. Interview
October 07, 2017
Bankole Olayebi

Bankole Olayebi

A Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts & Literature from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, South-West Nigeria and a Masters degree in Film Production from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, have equipped Bankole Olayebi for the leadership of Bookcraft, a high-profile publishing firm based in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. An Edo State man despite his Yoruba name, Olayebi brings to his publications, the influence of his early experience as arts, culture and lifestyle producer at Edo State Broadcasting Corporation. Interview
July 27, 2017
Hans Zell

Hans Zell

Wole Talabi is a full-time engineer, part-time writer and sometime editor from Nigeria. His stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction , Omenana, Terraform, The Kalahari Review, Imagine Africa 500 anthology, and a few other places. He edited the anthologies These Words Expose Us and Lights Out: Ressurrection and co-wrote the play Color Me Man. His fiction has been nominated for several science fiction and fantasy awards. He likes scuba diving, elegant equations and oddly-shaped things. He currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 'Wednesday's Story' was first published in Lightspeed Magazine (2016). Interview