2 days ago
Let me begin by thanking the Baoa International Poetry Forum for selecting me as co-winner of the 5th Baoa International Poetry Outstanding Achievement Award. From my own little corner of our world here in Nigeria...
Creatives didn’t cause the climate crisis that is shaping their lives, yet rarely does any art show, new book or performances in the country not interrogate the issue.
Niyi Osundare, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, linguist and multiple award-winning poet, was awarded the Boao International Poetry Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry in China.
Typical of the extremely organised personality that he is, the multiple award-winning poet, Niyi Osundare, had already “served notice” of his imminent visit to Nigeria, weeks before he came.
Poets from all over the world today do not come any loftier than Nigeria’s Niyi Osundare. In my book, he is the next poet destined to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Professor Niyi Osundare is set to deliver the 2022 Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) Winners Lecture. It is scheduled for, December 7, 2022 in Abuja.
13 Mar 2022
Jahman Anikulapo, former editor of The Guardian on Sunday, will admit that the Committee for Relevant Arts’ (CORA) decision to have a writer as Prof. Niyi Osundare headline its 2022 CORA season is a perfect decision. He and his comrade at arms, Toyin Akinosho, have always lined up great writers to unveil the season, and…
27 Oct 2019
Hewett (2005) describes the third generation of African writing as a group whose account “is one of triumph over adversity, a story of courageous individuals refusing to be silenced...
6 Oct 2019
Art, in Nigeria, no doubt, is experiencing an explosion. The last 59 years of art in Nigeria has witnessed mixed fortune.
1 Oct 2019
To begin my answer to your question, let me borrow a line from a popular song I used to hear in the 1960’s: “A fool at forty is a fool for ever”. Yes, a fool at forty.
18 Aug 2019
The celebrations of the 85th birthday of Prof. Wole Soyinka have not ended. Certainly not. Only last week, Akure was canonised with literary activities, as eggheads converged on the Sunshine State for the second international conference on Daniel Olorunfẹmi Fagunwa.
12 May 2019
Concluding part of interview with Comrade Udenta O Udenta, who released 21 books after so many years of literary hibernation. The first volume of Crisis of Theory in Contemporary Nigerian Literature and the Possibilities of New Materialist Direction is one of the most thought-provoking and latest works among the 21 books. To what extent is…