Complete Profile of Eriata Oribhabor by Micheal Ace


Eriata Oribhabor is a poet and front line
promoter of Naija languej. He started off
writing poetry in the indigenous Nigerian
Pidgin being standardised as Naija languej.

Writing in the languej, he authored; “Abuja
na kpangba and Oda puem-dem (2011),
edited, “IF YU HIE SE A DE PRIZIN” (poems)
and “AMEBO YAD” (collection of plays). A
former chairman, Association of Nigerian
Authors (ANA), Abuja Branch, Eriata
Oribhabor is the author of two poetry
collections; “Beautiful Poisons” and
“CROSSROADS & THE RUBICON”. He is
committed to individual reorientation for
societal change and collaborates with several
platforms for self and collective dreams
realisation.


Eriata is the Editor, WUSHAPA –
Beating the Drums of Peace; a collection of
poems dedicated to a sleepy community in the
Bwari Area Council of Nigeria’s Federal
Capital Territory (FCT). One with sense of a
simple lifestyle, he is a lover of the streets
where he once hawked various items in
Warri, Nigeria; his place of birth. Eriata is
passionate about hospitality and tourism
beyond the pages. He is a lover of foods and
adventures in eating new meals. Inspired by
this, he initiated an annual food poetry
contest.

The 2014 edition of the contest led to
the publication of the boom; Who Shall I Make
My Wife? (Collection of food related poems).
If in your opinion, Eriata Oribhabor has been
the gum, jaws and words “ruling” the tongues
of hundreds of poets and writers in Nigeria,
you might be closer to a truth because he is
deeply committed to growing poetry reading
and writing amongst Nigerian youth wherever
resident and by extension global poetry.


He is
the initiator of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) – a none
governmental literary organisation promoting
poetry in all ramification whilst connecting
poets for greatness. He is that simple and easy
going poet always up for justice and equity
building bridges of hope across borders. He
does more reaching out via Facebook. He is
the General Editor, PIN Quarterly Journal on
http://www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng

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