There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent,....
7 Nov 2022
Mpape, a spectacularly rocky district in the nation’s capital, Abuja, is not your characteristic venue for a conference, convention or retreat.
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.