Oludipe Samuel

Oyin Oludipe is a Nigerian playwright and editor. His poem, 'Student' was shortlisted for the 2014 Eriata Prize for Poetry. He is a contributing poet to two anthologies: '52 Years After' and 'The African Eyeball'
Popular Poems
In Lagos Hours
Grey scalpel, grey slaughterers
Comb sideway of melding blood and brine, seriatim,
Stroke gold-yellow kerosene swells possessive of streets.
Burdened omnibus stabs the broken motorway,
Crow. Not crack
Raised on bird-gurgle, stray
Tunes shocked on the wave
'We know the path to promise, a richer cairn
Of kindest hearts.' It was nation, outspoken
In burdens, seeking the once misplaced
Barefaced revolts of every hope
Beyond mangled
Shadows of broken veils, it strove
A bolt of warmth far off the furrowed all;
Vapours, pore-breaching, of the first


Ukweni Ngozi 08 May 2014
Mr. Samuel, your poems gives inspiration to many writers. your friendship brings happiness to many people but the combination of both is a beautiful part of my life...keep the ink and script together
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Persephone Taylor 19 August 2012
I thank you for inviting me to read your poetry! I enjoy it very much and looking forward to your next post. :)
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Valsa George 23 July 2012
Like a juggler perfoming tricks, Oludipe creates magic with words and ideas and puts forth amazing reflections! ! Hats off to this young talent! ! !
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Ebi Robert 16 July 2012
Sammy, my right thumb is seated upon to air and speaking the language of acceptance. One word. One line of 4 letters, AMEN. Gracias. We must take take the nation flag high!
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His majestic hand, writes and natures the beauty of poetry, the young talent, that seek to marvell in every sphere of his writting skills, some great and amazing reflections, and emotions expresse, with thoughts, keep writting brothe Oludipe, You have a long magnificent poetic future ahead of you The_African_Son T_A_S (Th³_ªfR¹cª¬_šºN)
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Franca Kenneth 11 June 2012
Wonderful poems you've got. Thumbs up.
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