Valentine Okolo, whose poetry echoes the voices of the silenced and oppressed, also speaks of love in its purest form. His poem “Storm” may be interpreted as a strong love poem, a voice of a man speaking of the freedom he sees in his woman. It can also be seen as a gender equality poem that gives women the room to be whatever they choose to be. Read and see for yourself. The poem is from his book: I Will Be Silent.
According to the Executive Chairman, LIRS, Mr. Ayodele Subair, “the following measures are to be implemented to further ease the impact of the pandemic on our esteemed taxpayers in Lagos state: LIRS shall allow on a case by case basis, payment of outstanding liabilities in instalments to ease cash flow challenges that may affect taxpayers.
German Minister of State and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters is supporting the Frankfurter Buchmesse with 4 million euros from the country’s NEUSTART KULTUR stimulus package. The aim of the funding is to enable as many exhibitors from Germany and abroad as possible to take part in Frankfurter Buchmesse (14–18 October 2020) during the ongoing corona pandemic. In addition, funds are being made available to expand digital formats that will allow publishers to present their products and participate in the book fair.
Poet, Valentine Okolo, is no stranger to the literary arts and the entertainment world. A consumate artist, he has thrilled audiences, though, behind the scenes with some of his creative inputs . And it’s our hope that he will continue to thrill us with his creative mind many years from now, both from behind the curtain, and in the spotlight.