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lanaire aderemi

lanaire aderemi

lanaire aderemi is a poet and playwright committed to amplifying and archiving untold stories. She holds a First Class Sociology degree and a Distinction in an MA Creative Writing degree from the University of Warwick. She is the recipient of the 2019 Shoot Festival Artist Development Award and the 2020 Peter Gutkind Prize.

In 2021, her play ‘protests, hymns and caskets’ was shortlisted for the Mustapha Matura Award and was staged at the Belgrade Theatre in 2022 to over 300 people. Her award-winning play ‘an evening with verse writer’ (Tristan Bates, 2018) (Warwick Arts Centre, 2019) , based on her poetry book ‘of ivory and ink’ (2017) was adapted into a film and screened at ‘story story festival’. In 2023, she was selected on the : Soho Theatre Writers Lab course, Soho House Creative Fellowship and Hampstead Theatre’s INSPIRE Programme.

Alongside writing, she created an immersive audio-drama about untold Nigerian histories called ‘story story pod’ which ranked #1 on Apple Podcasts History Category. In addition, she hosts ‘story story supper’, a collective listening and eating experience for history lovers. Her work has appeared in The Republic, BBC, Tate Modern, Birmingham Rep Theatre, Theatre Absolute, 20.35 Africa anthology and Africa Writes. She is currently an M4C PhD candidate in Literary Practice at the University of Warwick exploring the Egba Women’s Revolt.

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a summary of my play ‘protests, hymns & caskets’ can be accessed here
you can listen to my audio-drama story story on all streaming platforms

Country: Nigeria