Welcome to another offering from our dear community.
We are honoured to host Aisha K. Mohammed and Deborah Johnson.
Our Meet & Greet Guests
Aisha K. Mohammed
Aisha is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her work interrogates identity, feminism, and also, the African mind and body as political and spiritual entities. She is the inaugural winner and one-time judge of the Andrew Nok Poetry Prize.
A Law student, Aisha is a nonfiction interviewer for Africa in Dialogue and host of Poet Box Series – a podcast session on Ayamba LitCast. She as well, writes for Document Women’s Arewa Voices.
When she is not studying or working on a piece, you find her reading, drinking tea, stroking cats, watering plants, obsessing over Sufism or volunteering to spread mental health awareness and end SGBV.
To find out more about Aisha, follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Deborah is a spoken word poet and voice impressionist with over 13 accents. She has represented Nigeria at the annual Brave New Voices Poetry Slam and emerged second worldwide for the 2021 Screen Time Slam. Her work has appeared or forthcoming in Bloom Anthology and Front Runners Innovate Anthology.
Deborah is a former radio host at Silverbird and alumni of Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF) Creative Writing Workshop.
She is an ambassador, Street Project Foundation who is interested in issues of GBV and how it affects young people in Nigeria. Deborah is currently working on a poetry collection.
Make sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
What is Ayamba Meet & Greet
Ayamba Meet & Greet began in February 2021 to bring together artists so we can interact with their works. This, we hope, will spark and inspire creative conversations that are necessary for the growth of arts and literature. We believe in the importance of building a literate society and the event helps us do so alongside our community.
Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, we invite one or two guests from a pool of upcoming and established creatives from around the region with a lot of insight to share.
We also have performances from attendees and play fun games like charades and Monopoly, while our friends at VersusNG host Just Dance sessions on the Nintendo Switch.
Join us this weekend
If all that sounds like your cup of tea, or coffee, then come on down this Saturday to #11 Surame Road, Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna. The event begins at 4:00pm on the dot, so if you’re scared of missing anything, don’t be late. See you soon!