Award-winnig poet Ikeogu Oke gained national recognition in 2017 when he won the Nigeria Prize for Literature for his book, The Heresiad. He was widely known for his poetry which was often an introspective reflection on political and social issues. He died in Abuja at the age of 51.
Buhari Mourns NLNG Poetry Prize Winner, Ikeogu Oke
Premium Times, 26 November 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep grief at the news of the death of one of Nigeria's renowned poets and winner of the 2017 NLNG-sponsored Nigerian Prize for Literature,… Read more »
Obituary - Ikeogu Oke: Nigeria's 'Poet Laureate' Takes a Bow
Premium Times, 27 November 2018
His last Facebook post was on November 7. Read more »
Tributes As Nigerians Mourn Celebrated Poet, Ikeogu Oke
Friends and colleagues of the late Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke, who died on Saturday at the National Hospital, Abuja, have continued to pay him glowing tributes. Read more »
Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke Dies
Premium Times, 25 November 2018
A Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke, is dead. Read more »
Six Authors Win $200,000 NLNG Prize for Science, Literature
Premium Times, 7 February 2018
The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) on Wednesday presented $200, 000 prize to six winners of its "Nigeria Prize for Science and Literature". Read more »
The works of four poets, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Obari Gomba and Ikeogu Oke have been chosen for inclusion in a new anthology. Read more »
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