Adedolapo Tunde-Muraina

Adedolapo Tunde-Muraina is a poet who lives in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary.

My name is Adedolapo Tunde-Muraina fondly called Dolly by friends and loved ones. I migrated to Ireland in June 2019 to escape persecution with my two children and we presently live in a Direct Provision Centre in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary. I am presently on a University of Sanctuary Scholarship studying Psychology at the Dublin City University. I initially have an Ordinary Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications with five years working experience in Journalism from my country of birth, Nigeria. I love to read and write as a child, the creative works of Maya Angelou has been a motivation for me, but I got into creative writing during the Covid-19 Lockdown when we were all confined to our homes in order to contain the surge of the Virus. It was in the middle of the pandemic I got wind of the Writing Community for the Anthology of writing (Vessel of Voices), under an initiative of the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival. I had some of my Poems published in the Anthology. It was at that stage it dawned on me that I could develop my writing style further in order to carve a niche for myself in the world of Creative writing.

I am a very ambitious person who has developed a responsible approach to any task I undertake, and this has helped me a lot in this current phase in my life. I am very passionate about Service above Self. I am contributing in my own little way to the development of any community I find myself, as I have been involved with various volunteer jobs in Nenagh and Clourghjordan. My host community and fellow residents can attest to how passionate I am about making a difference. Just like in the words of Maya Angelou, ‘You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.