Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969) is a Nigerian writer. She writes poetry and has worked as a literary critic for The Guardian, Post Express and The Daily Times. Adewale-Gabriel writes in both English and in German.
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, she received her MA Lit degree from Obafemi Awolowo University. She was co-founder and co-ordinator for several years of the Association of Writers of Nigeria.
- Toyin Adewale is one of the respected actresses in the Yoruba section of Nollywood, who has enjoyed a career and life devoid of scathing scandals, controversies and dirty drama.
Toyin Adewale and Mayorkun
Mayowa Adewale better known as Mayorkun is the son of popular Yoruba actress, Toyin Adewale. Interestingly, his dad is a song writer and film director, who also has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years.
Her works include: Naked Testimonies, 1995; Breaking The Silence, 1996; Inkwells, 1997; Die Aromaforscherin, 1998; Flackernde Kerzen, 1999; 25 New Nigerian Poets, 2000; Aci Cikolata, Gunizi Yayincilik, 2003; and Nigerian Women Short Stories, 2005. She has also won awards for poetry and short fiction.
Naked Testimonies deals with Nigerian politics, and the poems are reflective and personal.
Toyin Adewale and her collegaues