I created this platform in 2010 as an avenue for self-expression. Back then, I dumped my creativity in all its forms, joys, inspiration, anger, frustration.... all of me was right here. I called it Jumoke Odepe Writes.
Jumoke (shortened Jumi) Odepe is my married name. Jumi Eniola is my maiden and pen name.

Over the years, the platform grew with me. With age came clearer vision and clearer writing. I found my passion as an avid lover of everything African with much sentiment for Nigeria, and rightly so. I geared my writing towards my muse and the platform morphed into a social change platform where I express how I believe things are or should be in Africa and attempt to shape the narratives where I feel it has been maligned. Why does this matter? It matters because stories matter, and narratives matter. I love it when Chimamanda said:

"Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity." Chimamanda Adichie.

The continent has unimaginable beauties, possibilities and inspiration which this platform showcases. 

In 2023, the name changed from Jumoke Odepe Writes to The Beiyge. I used the Beiyge because I dream of a world where when it comes to equality, all men are Equal. Neutral. Beige - Beige, Beiyge, got it๐Ÿ’•?

The name changed but the message stays the same - here you will find African Narratives, Inspiration, Hope and a huge dose of my love letters to God, unscripted.

The platform receives thousands of viewers and I am pumped to have you here!

Jumi Eniola 


Jumi is a lawyer and writer passionate about Africa and African stories. 
Through her writings and poetry, she shares the possibilities of Nigeria and Africa. She also shares messages of gratitude, hope and optimism. She is the author of Tell Your Black Girl Daily, Memoirs of Great Ifeand The Accidental Bride. 

Connect with Jumi at writeme@activepens.com

Jumi Eniola
Founder & Editor