Adefolatomiwa Toye is an architecture student and poet from Lagos. Her poetry is inspired by the diversity of human experiences and the need to represent the mundane moments in daily life. Her works explore human emotions, societal and environmental issues.
Adefolatomiwa was a finalist in the 2018 International Writer Talk Poetry Competition and performed at the Lagos Poetry Thon the same year. In addition, her literary works have been published online and in print on Society of Architecture Students’18 Yearbook, The Eye of the African Woman, and CIA Fab Lab 03-Words.
In 2020, she exhibited her works at ARTCREATE 1.0 organized by the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, and was selected as a SprinNG Writing Fellow the following year (2021). Adefola’s writing seeks to connect poetry with visual appreciation. Her blog Photo with a Poem fuses poetry and photography.
When she isn’t buried in a book or writing, you can find her crocheting or listening to history podcasts (usually at the same time).