ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, ANDREW PATIENCE – FOUNDER OF CUSTODIANS OF AFRICAN LITERATURE & SOCIAL RIGHT ADVOCATE

Andrew Patience Finye fondly called ‘AP’ is one of the leading voices in creative spoken word poetry in Nigeria, having performed on some recognized local and international platforms.

Some of her literary works have been aired on different local and international radio and TV channels, as well appeared in some local and international magazines, including Chicago Bridge Magazine, USA.

She is the founder of Custodians of African Literature COAL, a platform that promotes African writers and their writings. She is a writer of repute, a social right advocate who preaches human unity, universal tolerance and spiritual consciousness in her poems.

Andrew Patience is also a broadcaster and media personality based in Jos, Nigeria. She is a two time nominee of the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards NBA. She is a 2017 Semifinalist of the Mandela Washington Fellowship USA and 2017 Semifinalist of the Atlas Corps Fellowship USA. She is  the recipient of the Award of Excellence for her sterling contribution to humanity by Colonel Dele Arogundade and also recipient of the Award of Recognition by Tapsey Events and Alliance Francaise De Jos for her Contributions to Social Development through her Spoken Word Poetry and COAL Community Outreach Initiatives in and Around Plateau State, Nigeria.

AP has a spoken word album of 14 compelling tracks of poems laced with music, featuring some great poets in the literary scene of Nigeria. Her album has a record of sales in and outside Nigeria.

AP believes poetry is a corrective tool for changing social ills in society, and also a tool for building the human consciousness in truth.

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