Niran Okewole was born in September 1977. He studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan and thereafter trained as a psychiatrist.
His poems have appeared in Mindfire Review, Farafina, African Writing, Africanwriters.com, Saraba and Maple Tree Literary Supplement. He has published a volume of poems titled Logarhythms. He won the MUSON Festival poetry prize in 2002 and 2003, and the Sawubona Musicjam/Berlin Festival poetry prize in 2008.