Name: KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON
WHAT CAN WORDS DO, Origami (Parresia), 2013
I SAID THESE WORDS, WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2015
WORDS OF EROS, WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2017
WE WHO SOWED HURT & BEADED PAINS, WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2017
1st Prize Winner Orange Crush Poetry Prize 2012
Poetry Writer of the Year, (Nigerian Writers Awards 2016)
2nd-Runner-up, ANA Prize for Fiction 2017
Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Non fiction
KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON is a Nigerian writer, publisher, multimedia journalist and youth mentor, known for his work with young Nigerian writers and the promotion of Nigerian writing through his multi-platform educational and publishing firm, Words Rhymes & Rhythm Ltd.
Kukogho has authored a quadrilogy of poetry collections — WHAT CAN WORDS DO (2013) and I SAID THESE WORDS (2015), WORDS OF EROS (2017) and WE WHO SOWED HURT & BEADED PAINS (2017) and has won accolades for his writing, including the Orange Crush 1st Prize for Poetry in 2012, the Nigerian Writers Award (NWA) for ‘Best Poet In Nigeria 2015’ and the 2017 ANA Prize For Fiction (First-Runner-Up), for his unpublished novel, The Devil’s Pawn. He was also listed among the Nigerian Writers Awards’ list of 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 in 2016.
Kukogho is CEO of Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers Ltd, an indigenous publishing company with great interest in developing young writing talents and promoting Nigerian literature. He believes in using literature for social advocacy and youth development. He is presently a Communications Manager at a Federal Government Agency in Abuja, where he resides.
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You can contact Kukogho on 08060102995, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit his blog BrainyPoet Writes, Facebook, Twitter @BrainyPoet and Instagram @brainypoet.
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