Aduke Gomez

Aduke has always been a cultural enthusiast and continues to utilise her professional skills to assist in creative development. She commenced in legal practice with the firm of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and was subsequently employed for many years in a leadership role within Ecobank Nigeria Ltd and Leadway Pensure PFA.

Aduke served in the former Governor Fashola Administration of Lagos State as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor as well as serving as the Secretary to the Hotel Licensing Authority within the Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations. She was also appointed to both the Lagos State History Committee and the Lagos State Carnival Committee.

Aduke has recently published her collection of poems –“While I’m Here, Let Me Quickly Tell You About...” an exploration of African feminity. She was recently the head of the judging panel for the award of the Writers Prize just concluded by Quaramo Publishing Ltd.

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14-18 November, 2017

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