Legendary poet, J.P. Clark dies at 85.

An amazing poet passed away.

Nigerian poet, John Pepper Clark, popularly called J.P. Clark, has been confirmed dead. The poet, who has been ill for a while, died on Tuesday, 13th October at the age of 85 years. This was made known by a close associate, Jahman Anikulapo.

Mr. Clark, who studied at the University of Ibadan, was a professor of English at the University of Lagos from where he retired. He was a foremost poet during his lifetime.  His poems received both international and national awards. His poem “Abiku” brought him fame during his lifetime.


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