Emmanuel Gift Olaleye is writing from Ogun State, Nigeria and goes by the pseudonym "#El_Magnifico™". He is a graduate of Computer Engineering and has found passion and peace in musings. His writing journey began in 2014 when he discovered it as the best means of expressing himself. In 2015, he was a recipient of the "Noble Pen Award" from Doveslines Publication House for his participation in an anthology titled: "Hark Back to Ancient and Rebuild the World". In 2016, he became a member of a Facebook group: "The Poetry Universe" and co-authored two children books titled: "Chimes and Rhymes" and "Adventures of Cat the Poe". In 2019, he was nominated for the "Chrysolite Writer of the year". In 2020, he published his first book, a Poetry Collection titled: "Soft Echoes" as well as a chapbook titled: "The Sustaining Cup". That same year, he was nominated for the "African Writers Award". He is currently working on a forthcoming book of short stories. He is a writer who explores thought provoking themes, and a practicing pencil artist constantly in search of truth. His poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, chapbooks, and elsewhere both home and abroad.