Mr. Odubanjo, who was born and raised in London, was thought of a rising star within the metropolis’s poetry scene. He was the creator of “While I Yet Live” and the prizewinning assortment “Aunty Uncle Poems,” and served because the editor of bathtub magg, a web based poetry journal. He labored as an editor at Unhealthy Betty Press and was learning for a Ph.D. in inventive writing on the College of Hertfordshire.
His disappearance prompted an outpouring of help from Britain’s poetry group.
“Our light switch in a dark room,” Kareem Parkins-Brown, a London-based poet, mentioned of Mr. Odubanjo. “He was the voice for the joys of London life. Our city’s Frank O’Hara.”
“In the literary world I have often felt misunderstood and eager to explain myself, but I always felt you got me,” the poet Raymond Antrobus mentioned in a message. “So many of us who knew your brilliance and were waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.”
“He just had this air of wisdom about him,” Ms. Cin, Mr. Odubanjo’s good friend, mentioned. “He could go anywhere in the world and people would look to him for advice.”