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Labake Akinyosoye
Labake Akinyosoye
Born (1974-10-15) October 15, 1974 (age 45)
Lagos, Nigeria
EducationBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
OccupationNovelist, Screenwriter, Physician

Labake Akinyosoye (Born Omolabake Abimbola Adefolahen Akinyosoye, 15 October 1974) is a Nigerian Novelist, Screenwriter, poet, physician and film producer.[1]


Early life[edit]

Akinyosoye was born the fifth of six children to Princess Siminade Adetutu Akinyosoye, née Aderemi, and Second Republic House Representative, Funso Akinyosoye S.A.N. Her maternal grandfather was the late Ooni of Ife Sir Adesoji Aderemi KCMG. She attended Corona Primary School and attended secondary school at Micklefield School, in Seaford, East Sussex. She went on to study Medicine and Surgery at the College of Medicine University of Lagos.[2]

Medical Career[edit]

Akinyosoye completed her Housemanship at General Hospital Lagos and moved to the United Kingdom to practice, working as a Senior House Officer at Watford General Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and other Hospitals.[2]

Writing Career[edit]

Akinyosoye wrote her first screenplay in 2001. She has since written several screenplays and has been writing full time since 2011.

Her first novel, Flesh and Stone, a mystery set in Ife c1907 was published in 2012.[2]

The film Beneficence (2015), was based on the short story’ Mama o gba’, from her short story collection ‘The Calabash and other stories’.

She has recently wrapped production of the film Lockdown[3][4][5][6][7] and her next novel The Captive Of Dreams, a mermaid fantasy, is due for release in late 2019.[2]


  • Flesh and Stone (2012)[8]
  • The Captive Of Dreams (2019)

References/Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Labake Akinyosoye". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  2. ^ a b c d "Home". Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog". Linda Ikeji's Blog. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  4. ^ Okechukwu, Daniel (2019-07-11). "Beverly Naya Breaks Free Of Nollywood Typecasting in the Lockdown". The Culture Custodian (Est. 2014). Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  5. ^ "Kalu Ikeagwu and Beverly Naya are on 'Lockdown' in new thriller's trailer". www.pulse.ng. 2019-07-11. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  6. ^ BellaNaija.com (2019-07-11). "WATCH the Official Trailer of "Lockdown" starring Beverly Naya, Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman, Kalu Ikeagwu". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  7. ^ Lockdown, retrieved 2019-08-03
  8. ^ "Flesh and Stone". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2019-08-03.

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