The name Dike Chukwumerije came to the world’s light on the 30th of September 2016 when he presented his first stage poetry work in Abuja, Nigeria.
This article highlights the full information about Dike Chukwumerije Biography, his lifestyle as a young man, his educational background, poets, stage works, Tedx speech, books and publications among others.
|Date of Birth||July 1980|
|Awards||>2 (ANA Prose Fiction Award)|
|No of Books published||>8|
|Education||University of Abuja|
|Estimated Net Worth||> 250,000 USD|
Dike Chukwumerije Biography
Born in Lagos, Dike Chukwumerije’s interest in writing and poetry came as a child from his elder brother, Che Chukwumerije who was an avid poet and musician and also from his childhood friend, Onesi Dominic.
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He was also heavily influenced by his father, Uche Chukwumerije, who published a pan-africanist magazine, “Afriscope” from the 1970s into the early 1980s, and by his mother, Nwoyibo Iweka, a gifted and natural storyteller, who helped him see magic in every day things.
It was very obvious that poetry and writing runs true the veins of everyone related to him.
Dike Chukwumerije Lifestyle & Education
Dike Chukwumerije had his primary and secondary education in the busy metropolitan city of Lagos Nigeira, where he born and lived his childhood
After his secondary education, he moved north to Abuja and began Law at the University of Abuja.
After his education, he moved to London and obtained a master degree in Law and Development from SOAS, University of London.
Dike Chukwumerije Speech and Tedx
He is Nigeria’s most prolific Performance Poet with great successful Poetry videos successfully staged seven times in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Benin and Ile-Ife.
At a TEDx Maitama gathering of the 23rd Nigeria Economic Summit in October 2017, Dike’s rendition of his poem, “The Wall and The Bridge” attracted widespread public attention to his proclamation of the need for a national re-birth and a re-awakening of social consciousness.
At The Platform on May 1, 2018, Nigeria’s Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo recited Dike’s poem “The Revolution has no Tribe“. During his remarks on how young Nigerians are shaping the future.
Dike Chukwumerije, reminds us in his powerful poem ”the revolution has no tribe”, that our mission as Nigerians no matter our tribe, culture or religion are definitely tied together. What affects one affects all and that suffering neither knows a tribe nor tongue.
That wraps up this article on the Biography & Lifestyle of Nigeria’s foremost spoken words artist and poet, Dike Chukwumerije.