List of Nigerian poets

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Poets from Nigeria include: aylor blessing Emeka Chike Nwogu - Richard Ugbede Ali
  • Gbola Adiamoh
ibukun babarinde
  • Seni Ogunkola
Motto
"Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
Anthem
"Arise O Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey"


Capital Abuja

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The Culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria's multiple ethnic groups. The country has over 250 different languages and cultures. The four largest are the Hausa-Fulani who are predominant in the north, the Igbo who are predominant in the southeast, the Yoruba who are predominant in
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Nigeria

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Nigeria

This article is part of the series:
Culture of Nigeria

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • List of Nigerian writers
  • List of Nigerian poets
  • Music of Nigeria

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Nigeria

This article is part of the series:
Culture of Nigeria

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • List of Nigerian writers
  • List of Nigerian poets
  • Music of Nigeria

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Nigeria

This article is part of the series:
Culture of Nigeria

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • List of Nigerian writers
  • List of Nigerian poets
  • Music of Nigeria

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A poet is a person who writes poetry. This is usually influenced by a cultural and intellectual tradition. Some consider the best poetry to be, to some extent, and universal, and to address issues common to all humanity; others are more absorbed by its particular, personal and
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Motto
"Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
Anthem
"Arise O Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey"


Capital Abuja

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John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo (born April 6 1935) is a Nigerian poet and playwright who originally published under the name of J.P. Clark.

Life

Born to Ijaw parents, Clark received his early education at the Native Administration School and the prestigious Government
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Francis Ohanyido (born March 4, 1970) is an African philosopher, poet, essayist, public health Physician, and activist.

Biography

Francis obtained his first degree in Medicine & Surgery (MB, BS) from University of Jos.
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Dr. Tanure Ojaide (born 1948) is a prolific Nigerian poet and writer. He is noted for his unique stylistic vision and for his intense criticism of imperialism, religion, and other issues.
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Gabriel Imomotimi Gbaingbain Okara is a Nigerian writer. He was born in Bomadi in Delta State, Nigeria, in April 1921. He is a poet and novelist; his novel The Voice was published by Heinemann in the African Writers Series.
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Diego Odoh Okenyodo is a prolific young Nigerian Writer, Pharmacist, activist poet, and journalist, who was one of the founders of Kaduna Writers' League (KWL). He is particularly famous for editing COMOUFLAGE, an anthology of Nigerian poetry.
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Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo (1932–1967) was a Nigerian poet, who died fighting for the independence of Biafra. He is today widely acknowledged as the outstanding postcolonial English-language African poet and one of the major modernist writers of the twentieth century.
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Dennis Osadebay (June, 1911-Dec 1994) was a Nigerian politician, poet, journalist and former premier of the now defunct Mid-Western Region of Nigeria, which now comprises Edo and Delta State. He was one of the pioneering Nigerian poets who wrote in English.
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Niyi Osundare (born in 1947 in Ikere-Ekiti, Ondo State, Nigeria) is a prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic. He gained degrees at the University of Ibadan (BA), the University of Leeds (MA) and York University, Canada (PhD, 1979).
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Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa (October 10, 1941 – November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, and environmentalist. He was the son of Chief Jim Wiwa.
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Wole Soyinka

Born: July 13 1934 (1934--) (age 73)
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Occupation: Author
Nationality:  Nigeria
Genres: Drama, Poetry
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Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969) is a Nigerian poet who founded the Women Writers of Nigeria in 1991. She has also won awards for poetry and short fiction.[1]

References

1. ^ Sentinel Poetry

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Olatubosun Oladapo, also called Tubosun Oladapo, and Odidere Aiyekooto (after the loquacious parrot) is a folk poet who writes, and chants on record plates, in Yoruba to reach his audiences mainly the South-Western people of Nigeria.
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Babafemi Adeyemi Osofisan was born in Erunwon, on June 1946. He is a Nigerian writer known for his critique of societal problems and his use of African traditional performances and surrealism in some of his novels.
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Tubal Rabbi Cain (born 1964) is a Nigerian writer. He was born at Etinan, in Akwa Ibom state, within the south eastern coastal areas of Nigeria in the year 1964. His works have appeared in a wide variety of publications including Free Falling
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This is a list of poets. People on this list should have articles of their own, and should meet the for their poetry. Please place names on the list only if there is a real and existing article on the poet.
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List of Afrikaans language poets. This is a list of poets who write, or wrote, in Afrikaans, all of whom are South African.

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  • Peter Blum
  • Boerneef

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By language
Afrikaans Albanian Ancient Greek Arabic Assamese Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bishnupriya Manipuri Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Croatian Dutch English French German Greek Greek (Ancient) Gujarati Hebrew Hindi Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kannada Kashmiri
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This List of Ancient Greek poets covers poets writing in the Ancient Greek language, regardless of location or nationality of the poet.

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  • Adaios (lived ca.

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List of Arabic language poets most of whom were Arabs and who wrote in the Arabic language.

Alphabetical list

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By language
Afrikaans Albanian Ancient Greek Arabic Assamese Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bishnupriya Manipuri Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Croatian Dutch English French German Greek Greek (Ancient) Gujarati Hebrew Hindi Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kannada Kashmiri
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By language
Afrikaans Albanian Ancient Greek Arabic Assamese Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bishnupriya Manipuri Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Croatian Dutch English French German Greek Greek (Ancient) Gujarati Hebrew Hindi Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kannada Kashmiri
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Catalan language poets

Medieval poets

  • Ramon Llull
  • Ausiàs March

Early Modern Poets

  • Francesc Fontanella
  • Francesc Vicenç Garcia
  • Josep Romaguera

Romantic and Early Modernist ("Modernistes") poets


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