Nigerian Poet Oriogun Wins $100K Nigeria Prize For Literature

by Opeyemi Alimi
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Romeo Oriogun

Popular Nigerian Poet and essayist, Romeo Oriogun has won the 2022 Nigeria Prize for Literature for his poetry collection, ‘Nomad’.

According to Channel Television, the author of Sacrament of Bodies and three chapbooks won a 100,000 USD prize for Literature after beating two other finalists – Su’eddie Vershima Agema for Memory and the Call of Water and Saddiq Dzukogi for Your Crib, My Qibla.

HotNewsInNaija gathered that the biennial prize is sponsored by the Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG).

Since 2004, it has rotated among the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature.

This year was for poetry and it considered books published in the last four years.

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