A group of students from Nigeria’s Premier University, University of Ibadan, have launched a platform called UitesCreate.
The platform seeks to promote the school’s students and alumni who are excelling at the Arts, Technology, Business and other spheres of knowledge.
The first project from UitesCreateit is The UitesWrite Anthology. which was unveiled on Saturday, 13th August 2016,
The UitesWrite is a collection of over 200 poems, which were selected from about 400 submissions from poets in the university student and alumni community. The project, which started around September 2015, has materialised into a digital book, which will be available for free download on UitesCreate.org as from Saturday.
Dr. Olayinka Egbokhare, Lecturer in the Depart of Communication and Language Arts of the university and the Author of Dazzling Mirage, a bestselling novel that has been adapted into a blockbuster movie by Tunde Kelani of Mainframe Productions, wrote the foreword of the anthology.
She wrote: ”The journey took me like in a swirl through curves and crevices, and streets broad and narrow and left me richer than when the journey began.
“It is refreshing to see intending Pharmacists, Doctors, Engineers and other scientists become word -smiths who have succeeded in breathing fresh air into this favourite pastime of many sages.”
The Uites create platform was founded by Dolapo Amusat, a final-year student of Electrical Engineering, and Habeeb Kolade, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering and the team consists of Ibrahim Oredola (Law), Moyosore Orimoloye (Pharmacy), Darafunmi Olanrewaju (Law), Kelechi Ogueji (Industrial Engineering), Kunle Adebajo (Law) and Rasaq Malik Gbolahan (English).
The founders claim the are running with the vision that Unibadan students have what it takes to positively affect the immediate society and the world at large with the foundation they are acquiring/have acquired in the University of Ibadan and this is encompassed in their apt catchphrase: “What starts here changes the world.” They also revealed have several other exciting projects lined up on UitesCreate.
Visit UitesCreate.org, to download the UitesWrite Anthology and subscribe to be part of history as it is being made.