Richard Golah-Ebue is a poet, spoken word artist, MC, DJ, journalist and essayist who is also known as Ricky G, Papa G or Richard the Poet. He has a BA degree in Philosophy from University of North London and an intermediate LLB law degree from Birkbeck College University of London. He is also a qualified further education tutor.
He enjoys listening to a wide range of music and can regularly be found enjoying himself on the night club scene in South London. He has been a committed vegan since 2008.
Richard is fourth in a family of seventeen children. He has spent time volunteering for the police and has also trained with the British Army. Living alone with no children, he is a supportive uncle to his niece and nephews and received at least three traditional contract offers for his first book, finally choosing Wallace publishing as the home for his work. He is a staunch believer in the philosophy that you have to be the change you want to see in the world.
He was nominated to run as a local councillor in 2004 and is currently working on his memoirs Letting Go: A Survivors Story. The book chronicles his time spent growing up in Nigeria, his travels, his experience of homelessness and poverty, and a short spell training with the British Army reserves.
He is looking at setting up a poetry charity in the future and was a participant in the Arts Council England funded Ghetto Grammar project to raise the profile of spoken word poetry in London. He does not like movies or films but enjoys watching news, world affair and documentary programmes.
He is currently volunteering for a local reading club project that helps people with reading and writing problems, and he has helped raise funds for the armed forces charity, The Royal British Legion.
To My Unborn Child - Poems for a New Generation
To My Unborn Child: Poems for a New Generation is a spiritual and thought-provoking collection of poems that are aimed at healing and inspiring people. Deep, intriguing and sometimes dark, these poems explore freedom, change, loss, love, and identity.