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Winner Of N37m NLNG Prize, Ikeogu Oke Is Dead by enuelsmith: 9:45pm On Nov 25, 2018
Renowned poet and winner of the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature, Ikeogu Oke, has died.

He died in Abuja on Saturday at the age of 51.

Details of his death are, however, yet to be clear.

Oke gained nationwide fame in 2017 when he won the Nigeria Prize for Literature for his book, The Heresiad.

He was presented with a cheque of $100,000 (N37m) by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited.

His poems and other writings have appeared in journals, anthologies and other publications worldwide.

He has performed his poems at various fora in Nigeria, South Africa and the United States.

source: https://www.channelstv.com/2018/11/25/breaking-winner-of-n37m-nlng-prize-ikeogu-oke-is-dead/

Re: Winner Of N37m NLNG Prize, Ikeogu Oke Is Dead by okeyben10: 10:48pm On Nov 25, 2018
undecided

too bad.

such a renowned poet.

once again, a family is thrown into mourning and d cementry made 'richer'.

May God give d family d fortitude to bear d loss.
Re: Winner Of N37m NLNG Prize, Ikeogu Oke Is Dead by Divepen1(m): 1:17am On Nov 26, 2018
Hmmm.. May his soul rest in peace.

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