7 May 2020
The year 2001 was when I first encountered Odia Ofeimun outside of the pages of study materials for my Nigerian Literature course in the University of Calabar. I cannot remember whether I had heard his name mentioned as at the time his personality struck me.
13 Apr 2020
So it was that we, poets, journalists and writers who take ourselves more seriously than the rest of the country takes us, gathered in the serenity of an auditorium at the University of Lagos, to take Nigeria seriously in academic and scholarly discussions, because Odia Ofeimun...
30 Mar 2020
About a year or so after Obafemi Awolowo ‘lost’ the 1979 Presidential Election, I was in the home of a senior TV journalist in Lagos when the vendor delivered the Sunday newspapers.
29 Mar 2020
This appears to be the season of tributes to salute the lives and times of illustrious sons of the land, especially in the field of artistic creativity. Here the literatures of the arts is in focus as harbingers of truth, peace and justice.
17 Mar 2020
Intellectuals, scholars and academics from within Nigeria, Africa and as wide as from North America and Europe, including two past governors, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State) and Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State), yesterday gathered to wish Odia Ofeimun, a writer, a happy 70th birthday.
15 Mar 2020
I’m always amazed the way people talk about being fulfilled, as if there is a way of defining fulfillment that really, thoroughly makes sense without the possibility of objections.
14 Mar 2020
At four, I was already in primary school,” he smiled, as he waited for the tape to roll. He was all-eager to go to school. His maternal grandfather, a cocoa merchant
13 Mar 2020
Odia Ofeimun. I am writing these little words today on him to honour him on his 70th birthday which comes up next Monday, 16th March in Lagos.
29 Dec 2019
The Odia Ofeimun at 70 Committee has invited proposals and abstracts for a conference on the theme
18 Dec 2019
Renowned poet and prolific writer, Odia Ofeimun, has urged Nigerians to emulate the patriotism of a retired federal permanent secretary, Prof. Tunji Olaopa, for the country to be great again.
14 Jul 2019
It was indeed an evening of tributes recently when the arts community celebrated the poet, environmentalist, writer, architect and humanist, Nnimmo Bassey, who turned 61.
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…