TOLU A Akinyemi is a new author to the published scene – although he has over 10 years of writing experience, Dead Lion’s Don’t Roar is his first book in print. Dead Lions Don’t Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern day verses. Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflecting of today’s struggles and lights the way to a positive future Originally from Nigeria, Tolu now resides in Wallsend. He felt it important that any success he had would positively benefit a community in the region that has been so welcoming to him and his young family.
"I have a love for writing and for poetry and believe that reading powerful verses release the mind and spirit to encourage and inspire you. I had written lots of separate verses and friends, family and colleagues all encouraged me to put them together. Being the author of a book is something I had dreamed of for a long time, so I took the advice and inspiration of my writing aims to creative use and Dead Lions Don’t Roar was born." - Read our interview with Tolu A. Akinyemi in The Crazy Mind magazine.