2 Dec 2018
Poet and public intellectual, Mr. Ikeogu Oke, joined his ancestors last week and threw the nation’s literary community into mourning. In this interview, which he granted The Guardian shortly after winning The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 with The Heresiad, is a telling testimony about the commitment of the poet of heroic couplets to his…
26 Nov 2018
Nigeria's literary community has been thrown into mourning following the death of one of its finest poets, Mr. Ikeogu Oke, who won The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 with his epic poet, The Heresiad. Oke died at National Hospital, Abuja, after battling with liver cancer. He died at 51. Former president of Association of Nigerian…
10 Sep 2017
First, there is the challenge, actually a moral crisis, of many poets, especially the younger ones, who seem more interested in the fruits than the labour of poetry. And for them the fruits can only be one thing: literary prizes.