Entertainment Headline News

Award-winning poet, Gboyega Odubanjo missing

Gboyega Odubanjo studying a PhD programme in creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire, is also the recipient of an Eric Gregory award from the Society of Authors. Photo:

Award-winning poet, Gboyega Odubanjo is still missing as Police are appealing for information that will be helpful.

Odubanjo was reportedly last seen at the Kelmarsh area of Northamptonshire at around 4AM on Saturday, August 26, where he attended the Shambala festival, but never arrived for his performance.

The 27-year-old from Bromley, south London, was scheduled to perform at the event on Sunday, but did not turn up.

According to a statement by the Northants Police, the missing poet was on short black dreadlocks and a full-face beard.

He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a beige/cream bucket hat, a red and white striped gilet with black clothing underneath, black trousers, and dark-coloured shoes.

The hashtag #FindGboyegaOdubanjo has been trending on social media since he was declared missing.

Writing by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor