Poet Laureate

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Poet Laureate 2021

With Ụkabụilu we want African storytellers to explore language, art, the depth of metaphorical understanding, and the Igbo culture. To bring forth unique stories that are spirit-lifting and depict originality.

POET LAUREATE INTERVIEW WITH DAMILOLA OJIKUTU

The poet laureate is easily one of our biggest events as a community. Just as the Nobel Prize is bestowed on an individual who has done exceptionally well in a particular field, with the poet laureate, we seek to honour and crown an outstanding creative every year.

We make sure that our themes border on heavy African narratives. For last year, we had “sankofa yenkyi”, a Ghanaian word from the Akan tribe that means “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”

Why Literary Organisations Ask For Previously Unpublished Entries

A number of people still view publications from the stand point of what it was some years back when the only thing considered as published are those ones put down in black and white as hard copies. This would still remain the truth in the absence of evolving technology.The evolution of technology has undeniably changed …

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Poet Laureate Interviews: Meet Temitope Komolafe

I am Temitope Komolafe, a student of Medicine and Surgery in University of Ibadan. I am a very spiritual person and I believe God is and should be the integral factor in life. I write and specialize in screenwriting. I love reading and am very open to learning from everything because I have come to discover that the more we know, the more we discover how much we don’t know

Poet Laureate Interviews 2020: Meet Salim Yunusa

Tell us more about you? Salim Yunusa is a content creator, a bilingual writer and translator. He’s the founder of the literary organization, Poetic Wednesdays Initiative and a Co-Founder of a national NGO, Project Grassroots Nigeria (PGN). He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He’s pursuing …

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Poet Laureate Interviews 2020: Meet Uche Balogun

Tell us more about you? I’m currently a student of the Nigerian Law School; I’m a book reviewer and a creative writer. I am also a volunteer. Not so fun fact: I’m shortsighted and can be very cynical. How long have you been writing for? I’ve been writing since primary school. I found some things …

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Poet Laureate Interviews 2020: Meet Esther Mbabie

• Tell us more about you? I am a final year student at the University of Ibadan. I am also a radio presenter for both English and Pidgin programs, a content creator, a creative writer, a Spoken word artist, and a passionate volunteer. I am passionate about God and people, especially children. I am the …

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