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Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by ebusfav: 5:41pm On May 02, 2017
Nigeria’s Romeo Oriogun, has been named winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. The Prize is open to African poets worldwide who are yet to publish a full poetry collection.

The poetry prize award of £3,000 cash prize is in its fifth year.

“The judges were unanimous this year in their decision that among a shortlist of ten stunning new poets, selected from nearly 1,200 entries, Oriogun – who only begun writing three years ago – should receive the prize,” says the organizers.


The judges Chris Abani (Northwestern University); Kwame Dawes (University of Nebraska); Safia Elhillo (winner of the 2015 Prize); Patricia Jabbeh Welsley (Penn State University) and chair and founder, Bernardine Evaristo (Brunel University London said : “Romeo Oriogun is a hugely talented, outstanding, and urgent new voice in African poetry.”

Aside from Oriogun, Nigerian poets Saddiq Dzukogi, Rasak Malik Gbolahan, and Kechi Nomu were also in the running for the prize alongside Sahro Ali (Somalia) Leila Chatti (Tunisia), Kayo Chingonyi (Zambia), Yalie Kamara (Sierra Leone), Richard Oduour Oduku (Kenya) and Nick Makoha (Uganda).


http://www.lailasblog.com/2017/05/romeo-oriogun-wins-brunel-international.html

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by GloriaNinja(f): 6:20pm On May 02, 2017
GOOD FOR HIM!

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by dovetark: 6:21pm On May 02, 2017
Bravo
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Thespacepilot: 6:22pm On May 02, 2017
What is his tribe??

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by alozie27(m): 6:22pm On May 02, 2017
all na work.

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by peckhamboi: 6:22pm On May 02, 2017
Congrats

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Thespacepilot: 6:23pm On May 02, 2017
Romeo oriogun..NCAN I am not understanding the name.
peckhamboi:
No only Yorubas dey Nigeria?

All the good news attributed to Nigerians come from Yorubas but all the bad news come from Bia.....

Congrats.... From Anthony Joshua to Oriogun.
Aside from Oriogun, Nigerian poets Saddiq Dzukogi, Rasak Malik Gbolahan, and Kechi Nomu were also in the running.
So you did not see kechi nomu there....I pity you.

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Moving4: 6:23pm On May 02, 2017
Kudos to him
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Samexdx(m): 6:23pm On May 02, 2017
Where is he from? I am not understanding ooo

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by ephi123(f): 6:23pm On May 02, 2017

Aside from Oriogun, Nigerian poets Saddiq Dzukogi, Rasak Malik Gbolahan, and Kechi Nomu were also in the running for the prize..

Well done guys! Making Nigeria proud cool

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by oviejnr(m): 6:24pm On May 02, 2017
I love poems, i write poem. Poem gives me great expression. Good one and congrats
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by number5(m): 6:24pm On May 02, 2017
Ncan fifu


grin grin grin

Report for duty
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Smooyis(m): 6:24pm On May 02, 2017
Congratulations to a great ambassador. Name checkers I know that you are all disappointed. Talent full everywhere 4 naija grin

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by TVTKOKO(m): 6:25pm On May 02, 2017
Thespacepilot:
Romeo oriogun..NCAN I am not understanding the name.
as an adage says,, "the hawk has no duplicate.. Two different birds do not bear the name hawk" the name oriogun is certified from the b(w)est side

Over and out

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by wristbangle: 6:25pm On May 02, 2017
Thespacepilot:
What is his tribe??

Omoluabi cool

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Victornezzar: 6:26pm On May 02, 2017
Thespacepilot:
What is his tribe??
U are there looking for his tribe
wen he has made it
wat will u benefit from all dis tribal ish

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Amarabae(f): 6:27pm On May 02, 2017
Congrats. He look so Ajekpakocious.
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Aregs(m): 6:31pm On May 02, 2017
Another one from the west side which is the best side

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by wintersnow(m): 6:31pm On May 02, 2017
Thespacepilot:
What is his tribe??

Grow the fck up!
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Flatties: 6:32pm On May 02, 2017
More ink to thy Quill
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Unimaginable123: 6:34pm On May 02, 2017
Thespacepilot:
Romeo oriogun..NCAN I am not understanding the name.Aside from Oriogun, Nigerian poets Saddiq Dzukogi, Rasak Malik Gbolahan, and Kechi Nomu were also in the running.
So you did not see kechi nomu there....I pity you.
how can he or she see Kechi Nomu? Igbos are the best

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Handsomecutepie: 6:37pm On May 02, 2017
Oriogun is Yoruba name and it's obvious. I think it means War head or god of iron head...

His full name is Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun

If you are still in doubt, check this below

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Johnhug66(m): 6:38pm On May 02, 2017
peckhamboi:
No only Yorubas dey Nigeria?

All the good news attributed to Nigerians come from Yorubas but all the bad news come from Bia.....

Congrats.... From Anthony Joshua to Oriogun.
yes, all d bad ones are 4rm BIAFRAUDS make I epp you complete am. D way them female dey sprout beard like He-goat sef get as e be

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by Aspireahead(m): 6:40pm On May 02, 2017
just Google the guy and read about his struggle with mental illness. Romeo is a genius.

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by samsam4real: 6:40pm On May 02, 2017
Congrats bro and all the other great minds...respect!

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by amoduokoh(m): 6:40pm On May 02, 2017
I thought is RENO OMOKRI

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by SIRmanjar(m): 6:41pm On May 02, 2017
I hear say oni burn my King palace grin oni of ife must be arrested for this.

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by dayjee: 6:47pm On May 02, 2017
Good one
Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by temitope277(m): 6:49pm On May 02, 2017
Thespacepilot:
What is his tribe??
afonja ofcourse

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Re: Romeo Oriogun Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize by musicwriter(m): 6:52pm On May 02, 2017
Expect more of this as Britain exits the European Union. Don't be excited about this, its actually a long term ploy to take control of your mind, to enslave you, to de-Africanize you as much as possible, to have you think Britain.

Long time ago, I forecasted this and many more, cause history tells me that would be the next move for Britain as they plan to return their former colonies to some sort of slavery- the only way they'll survive outside of the EU.

See it is time to abolish the commonwealth www.africason.com/2016/08/its-time-to-abolish-commonwealth-of.html

I have warned us several times both on my blog and on this forum, I have writen an open letter to African kings. Believe it or not, a new form of slavery is coming!!. The maturity would be about 2050-2060. If nothing is done now, we would get to a point of no-return by 2060.

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