Two Long-time Members Take the Stage
This October, we celebrate two staunch members of the Ayamba community and strong supporters of Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation. A truly auspicious affair as the month of Hallows Eve also marks the beginning of a new partnership with YELF. Meet & Greet makes the move to their beautiful Creative Court.
Our Meet & Greet Guests
A co-founder of SHAFZAB Health and Islamic Awareness Foundation, Abdulhameed Abdulhanan is also a poet, an educator, and a spiritual writer. His words explore the moral teachings of all religions and he is often found debating theological issues with his peers at literary events.
As an educator, he has worked at a number of international schools in Kaduna but currently regales the students of Kaduna International School. He was once assistant editor of BeijingLite Magazine and has dedicated his career to opening the minds of his students to the bounties of the world by acknowledging their own innate talents.
Abdulhanan currently has two unpublished books, Misconception of Marriage in Islam and Al-Muhabbah (Love of God), both spiritual books dealing with the ambiguities of marriage in faith and the tenets of God. You can find more of his works like All I’ve Got and Away on Ayamba LitCast and LinkedIn . Feel free to reach out to him on Instagram @abdullhananie.
Ifeanyichukwu Peter Eze
Ifeanyichukwu Peter Eze is a writer and editor. He writes about survival as it reveals the layers of being, the utopia of place, and the intersections between faith, identity, mental health and death.
Eze is a fellow of the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency, a featured writer on BBC Focus on Africa, a contributor for BBC World Book Club, and holds editorial positions at WRR Publishers and Ayamba LitCast. He was longlisted for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, emerged second prize winner (nonfiction) for the inaugural Akuko Writers’ Prize, 2020, and won the Bridget Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC, May Edition), 2019.
A Philosophy graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Eze enjoys musing about writing, rejections, books, and life.
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 Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation at #21 Malam Isa Hassan Road, Kawo, 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!