As with last month’s guests,
And subsequent editions for the year,
We are playing host
To our ever vibrant
We present to you,
Namse Peter Udosen and Micheal Olaniyi.
Our Meet & Greet guests
Micheal is among other things, a content creator, musician and dancer. Popularly known by his stage name Mandrel Mykels, he emerged 1st runner up at the just concluded Zaria Got Talent. He owns a YouTube channel where he shares videos of his original songs.
He hosts ‘The Rave’ – an Ayamba LitCast podcast and writes for Medutainer’s Network and Zazzau Express.
A graduate of Archaeology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Micheal teaches at Forbes Royal School.
Make sure to follow Micheal on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to catch his latest works.
Namse Peter Udosen
Namse is a teacher and fervent lover of children’s literacy. He is the author of ‘Fundamental Etiquette for Young Nigerians’, ‘School Plant Management in Nigeria’, and ‘Silly Sally’ – a free eBook for children which has been translated into Hausa language.
His work has also appeared in Daily Trust, Writers Space Africa Magazine, Qwenu Magazine, and Curriculum Studies Journal.
He curates Tanar Kaduna Bookathon – an annual project that produces books for Nigerian children and is the President of Writers Space Africa (Nigerian chapter), Public Relations Officer for African Writers Development Trust, and Jury member of the Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature.
He holds a BA and MA in Educational Administration and Planning from University of Calabar and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
You can follow his social accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about him before the event.
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!