Gboyega Odubanjo Biography – Age, Career, How He Went Missing, and Net Worth


Gboyega Odubanjo Biography – Age, Career, How He Went Missing, and Net WorthNorthamptonshire police are appealing for information to help find the award-winning poet Gboyega Odubanjo, who has been missing since the early hours of Saturday morning.


Gboyega is said to be 27 years old in 2023.


Gboyega Odubanjo is a British-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. His first pamphlet, While I Yet Live, was published by Bad Betty Press in 2019.

Currently studying a PhD in creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire, he was also the recipient of an Eric Gregory award from the Society of Authors and a Michael Marks pamphlet award.

How He Went Missing

Gboyega Odubanjo was last seen at the Shambala Festival in Northamptonshire, at about 04:00 BST on Saturday. The 27-year-old, from Bromley in south London, had been due to perform at the event in Kelmarsh on Sunday but did not turn up for his set.

Northants Police said Mr Odubanjo is 5ft 6in (168cm) tall, with short, black dreadlocks and a full-face beard.He was last seen wearing a beige bucket hat, a red and white striped gilet with black clothing underneath, black trousers and dark-coloured shoes.

Shambala, which takes place at Kelmarsh Hall west of Kettering, hosts poetry performances as well as those by musicians, comedians and speakers.

The appeal for information has been shared widely on Twitter and Instagram, with poets including Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Raymond Antrobus and Tice Cin adding their voices.

Cin said: “My best friend, Gboyega Odubanjo, light of my life and acclaimed poet, highly anticipated novelist, the best son and brother. We need help bringing him home, nobody deserves to go missing in a society with all the resources to find our loved ones.

“Help us to find this brilliant kind man, the type of man who you can ring at 3am when your back is hurting and you can’t sleep. His future is so bright and we must rally together, over nature walkers, press, civilians and more to bring him back to where he is loved and safe.”

Antrobus, who last saw Odubanjo on Thursday 24 August, said that he was in “a good mood and excited for the festival”. He described Odubanjo’s disappearance as “unusual and upsetting”.

Net Worth

His net worth is not available at the moment.