Poets In Nigeria


  • Wole Soyinka

    Wole Soyinka

    Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (popularly callled Wole Soyinka) was born on of July 13th, 1934 in the city of Abeokuta, in Ogun state o...

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  • Chinua Achebe

    Chinua Achebe

    Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (known simply as Chinua Achebe) was born on November 16th, 1930 in Ogidi, Idemili North local government are...

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  • Lola Shoneyin

    Lola Shoneyin

    Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah Shoneyin (known as Lola Shoneyin), was born on February 26th, 1974 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria to Chief Tinuoye and...

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  • Helon  Habila

    Helon Habila

    Helon Habila Ngalabak was born in Kaltungo local government area of Gombe State, Nigeria in November 1967. ...

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  • Ben Okri

    Ben Okri

    Ben Okri was born on March 15th, 1959 in Minna, Chanchaga local government area of Niger State, Nigeria to an Urhobo father and an Igbo...

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  • Tolu Ogunlesi

    Tolu Ogunlesi

    Tolu Ogunlesi was born March 3rd, 1982 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Nigerian parents from Abeokuta, Ogun state. He is a journal...

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  • Abiodun Koya

    Abiodun Koya

    Abiodun Koya fondly known as Abby was born on December 22, 1980 to a family of five. She is from Ogun State ...

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  • John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo

    John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo

    John Pepper Clark Bekederemo (known as J. P. Clark) was born on born April 6th, 1935, in Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria to an Ijaw ...

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  • Christopher Okigbo

    Christopher Okigbo

    Christopher Nixton Ifekandu Okigbo was born in Ojoto, Anambra State, Nigeria on August 16th, 1932  to a Catholic family. ...

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