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19 Feb
If you follow the ongoing debate around repatriation and restitution of stolen artworks, especially from the Bini Kingdom, one would be forgiven for thinking
10 Oct 2021
Poets, playwrights, dramatists and other literary enthusiasts, at the recent Qfest 2021, interrogated the power of words, written and spoken, in creativity, civilisation, and especially
16 May 2021
The swelling population of young people across Northern Nigeria tends to be discussed in mainstream conversation in problematic terms: drug-addled, unemployed and unemployable
6 May 2020
For the poet, polemic and intellectual activist, Odia Ofeimun, his 70th birthday seem not to be over, as members of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) recently honoured him at this year’s Poetourism 2020.
13 Jun 2019
Many poets, activists and friends yesterday organised a colloquium in Lagos State to celebrate the renowned environmental activist and poet, Nnimmo Bassey, as he marked his 61st birthday. The theme of the colloquium was ‘Arts, Humanity and the Search for Social Justice. Bassey is a recipient of the Rights Livelihood Award, also known as the…
4 Nov 2018
October 6 saw a collection of young poets converging on Oaks Garden Cultural Centre, Isheri-Igando, Lagos, for Poets in Nigeria’s (PIN) Arthub event designed to celebrate Freedom and Creativity. It was a yearly gathering that drew young poets from as far-flung a place as Calabar and as nearby as Ibadan. They came brimming with performance…
8 Apr 2018
Poetry has always been known to speak to the depth of the soul. April is National Poetry Month and Nigeria has birthed some great poets. In celebration of the month, we have compiled our list of five Nigerian poets whose words will indeed last forever. Ben Okri Okri is a poet and novelist born in…

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