Black and white photo of Folasayo Dele Ogunrinde, resting her head sideways on her hands.

Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde

Award-winning Nigerian writer, visual artist, performance poet, public speaker, filmmaker, and actor Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde (1968-2013) was a self-taught artist versed in several disciplines including visual arts, theater, and writing. She wrote an award winning play entitled The Woman with a Past, and a book of poetry titled Conversations with the Soul at 3:00AM. She performed and toured with a dramatization of her poetry to African drums and jazz music and was the creator of a monthly poetry by candle light dinner series. Dele-Ogunrinde was a graduate of the University of Ibadan, and Iowa State University with an emphasis in Animal Nutrition.

Artist Support Program 2002: Recordings of poetry with music.