- Posted January 23, 2014 by
The International Award and The Man
A poet from Nigeria won several international awards working hard on the internet and pleading for employment and idle times. The poet after writing more than one thousand poems and counting more than seven awards both claimed and unclaimed enjoyed the mercies of international relations that made it possible for the award to be brought home to Nigeria and for the poet to feel the touch of being an award winner.
This award winner has won many hearts writing. Tears, joy, sorrow, love, faith, trust, betrayal, culture, education, family and even religion are all well expressed in this poets works.
Truly good poets are beloved for many generations like King David, King Solomon many other kings of good repute. Suffice it to say then, that poetry is the language of the Kings.
Biography of the Poet
Tochukwu Callistus Ipere is a contemporary Nigerian Poet born in Enugu. Tochukwu is a native of Ideato North in Imo State, South East Nigeria. Tochukwu was educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Chartered Institute of Administration, CIA where he qualified as an Associate, (ACIA) in Corporate Administration and Finance in 2011. He currently has four publications (all collections of poems)to his credit, The Creeping Fire Of Hope SGS,IMT Enugu ,1999, Dance Of The Golden Baby, Delta Enugu 2000, Get The Way and Dignity, Madonna University Press Enugu 2011 and Xlibris Publishing Corporation USA 2011. Tochukwu Ipere has won many awards as a poet these include: 1. The International Poet Of Merit Award 2001. 2. National Judge/Advocate of poems @ website http://www.poets.com 2005. 3. International Poetry Achievement Award 2007. 4. Editor's Choice Poetry Awards 2006,2007,2008. 5. International Who's Who Golden Poet Award 2007.6.International Poetic Ambassador to the International Society of Poets 2007. Tochukwu was an executive member of the Association of Nigerian Authors ANA Enugu State chapter from 1999 to 2003. He is active online and the founder of a Causes page called Support African Poetry. He has a Post Graduate Degree in Education PGDE with the National Teachers Institute NTI Kaduna. He has a masters degree in Educational Administration and Planning from the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN). He has interest in music and is a song writer. Tochukwu has up to 800 poems to his credit.  References Ipere, T.C(2011) Get The Way, Enugu: Madonna University Press Profile on Lulu.poetry Ipere, T.C(1999) The Creeping Fire Of Hope, Enugu: School of General Studies, Institute of Management and Technology Ipere, T.C(2000) Dance Of The Golden Baby, Enugu: Delta Publications