Born 1990 in Okuku, Osun State, Nigeria Living in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Apart from writing haiku, Barnabas is an artist who majors in realism. He hopes to be one of Africa’s best hyperrealists in the nearest future and a renowned haiku poet. He is currently studying to bag a degree from a Nigerian University. For biographical information on Barnabas Ìkéolúwa Adélékè, see the Haikupedia article: https://haikupedia.org/article-haikupedia/barnabas-ikeoluwa-adeleke/
Taofeek Ayeyemi, a Nigerian lawyer and writer with works appearing or forthcoming in Lucent Dreaming, Ethel-zine, the QuillS, Modern Haiku, Akitsu Quarterly, contemporary haibun onlineet al. won Honorable Mention Prize in 2020 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest, 2019 Morioka International Haiku Contest and 2nd Prize in 2016 Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize.