Who we are
Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative, founded by Towunmi Coker was founded with the desire to promote reading and writing culture among students. The aim is to inspire, develop, promote and support students in Nigerian Secondary Schools who have flair for writing and generally impact its environment through literature. It is driven towards promoting our own culture, reading and writing culture in our environment. The initiative began with Teecoks writing competition among secondary school students in Lagos State in 2013 which aims at improving the writing skills of the younger generation of Nigerians, exposure to technology which can further improve them to modern skills of writing and introduce them to the world as young writers. The motive of the literary initiative is to promote all forms of literature. The mission and vision of the writing competition entails telling our own stories, building and training emerging writers and lovers of writing/art so that writing/art doesn't die in our country. Nigeria is known for producing wonderful writers and intelligent story tellers and we want to maintain this and even achieve more. The writing competition, whose target population is secondary school, is so because we intend to catch them young. Also, because, this is the moulding age group, where dreams aspiration, talents and passion can be encouraged and promoted. The desire for this came from her own courage to continue to write after winning ANA/NECO (Association of Nigerian Authors/National Examination Council) 2007 as a secondary school student. Therefore, she wanted other students who love to write, not to stop writing but develop their gift, talent and flair for writing. Children are leaders of tomorrow, we intend to catch them young. The power of the pen is beyond description, we are empowering with fingers. The initiative has also successfully staged plays based on a book written by the Founder, Towunmi Coker, 'Promise of the Future'. We love literature! We are promoting all forms of art/literature.
The Thrust of Our Activities
Towunmi Coker provides the following services: Freelance writing, Editing, Script writing (and plays), Writing competitions, Publishing of write ups and posts, Stage plays, Poem writing, Poem recitation, Video poetry, Book reads. Other forms of inquires included/not included herein can be communicated through our contact page Got News for us also, use the contact page.
About Towunmi Coker
Towunmi Coker was born in Nigeria, October 29 to Nigerian parents; Dr & Mrs P.A.O Coker. She is a Medical doctor and takes interest in playing with words. She loves arts, loves to read, write, travel, help, impact people and society. She also loves to make meaningful communication and to play the piano. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poems. In 2007, she won Association of Nigerian Authors/National Examination Council (ANA/NECO) 2007 award as a secondary school student and got literary exposure which encouraged her and so she takes delight in encouraging other people too. Towunmi Coker is the founder Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative; an initiative geared at impacting society through literature. It organises a yearly writing competition for secondary school students in Nigeria, and it has also staged a play on Towunmi Coker's book, 'Promise of the Future'.
PROMISE OF THE FUTURE: Life takes a sudden turn when 12 year old Ajoke loses her parents in a fire accident. She becomes a maid and slowly has her life rultured by the turn of events. There are twists as time slowly morphs her to a beautiful lady – but does the promise of the future hold beauty or only more pain.