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 TUNJI  TELLS HIS STORY FROM DIASPORA


  I am Tunji Offeyi-a UK based Journalist-Poet,born in the Coastal city of Lagos,Nigeria.I wrote the book Echoes From The Soul (A collection of poems) which was launched at The Albany Centre,London in 2009.My highest qualification is MA International Relations from Staffordshire University having initially bagged a BA(Literature in English) from Lagos State University.I also retrained in Journalism through a program I participated in at the University of Derby and Guardian UK.Prior to all this I practised for several years in Lagos Nigeria writing mainly for The Week magazine(Now defunct)and rose to the rank of Special Correspondent(Lagos).As an experienced Journalist I have had the privilege to interview great personalities like Izi Codronthe producer of the Hit movie Hotel Rwanda,Nigerian legendary flutist Tee Mac Iseli,Professor Liz Barnes-Vice Chancellor Staffordshire University,and several Nollywood Stars such as Segun Arinze,Stephanie Okereke-Linus,Richard Mofe Damijo(RMD) amongst other notable names in the NIgerian entertainment industry.Some of my career highlights was writing a story titled Pleasures of The Night which caused the government to take actions against prostitution and other vices going on around Lagos night clubs at the time.I have done Collaborations with Television for Enviroment(TVE)UK-which informed my story Filming Against Poverty.My poem titled Chapta Two was recently published by Cake Poetry of the University of Lancaster.My blog link is tunjiwites.wordpress.com. My personal life revolves around my Hungarian wife Kitti and our Son NoĆ© also known as Eniola.We love travelling and have visited over 15 countries at the last count,when we are less busy we tend to our vegetable garden allotment near our home in Stoke-on-Trent.

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