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.
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.
Genocides, sex slavery, rape and a few other indignities suffered by many women in improvished regions of the world continue still. Boko Haram, and its aftermath, the Fulani Herdsmen follow in the footsteps of the Janjaweed militia in Sudan which committed those atrocities with government blessings.