Joba Akinola

Biography of Joba Akinola

I'm a male Nigerian who writes deeply inspired poetry of many forms and themes, transversing politics and love, to spirituality and philosophy. An eclectic poet indeed. I believe that poetry is not an art form intended to be written just for the fun of it, (though it is definitely meant to enjoyed, hence its beauty) but with a wider view to enlighten and heighten social consciousness. So I always say to the modern poet: 'Keep it conscious, if you lose it, your poetry's dead...unconscious.' I also perform spoken word poetry.

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In my pursuit of happiness,
I took detours,
But at each turn,
I found sorrow,
It follows,
That sorrow is joy's shadow
So wherever there's joy,
Surely, there's sorrow.

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