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Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (born on 27th December, 1984 [1]) is a Nigerian Writer, Poet and the CEO of a publishing house. He is the Author of ‘What Can Words Do (Poetry; 2013) by ORIGAMI (PARRESIA Publishers); ‘I Said These Words’ (Poetry Collection;2015); ‘we who sowed HURT and beaded PAIN’ (Poetry Collection,2017); ‘Words of Eros’ (Poetry Collection, 2017); and the novel, Devil’s Pawn(2018).[2]

Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Kukogho Iruesiri Samson


Born 27 December 1984 Delta, Delta Nigeria

Occupation Poet, Novelist, CEO ( Word, Rhymes & Rhythm Publisher) and Photographer

Nationality Nigerian

Period 2013- Present

Notable Awards Dusty Manuscript Writers Award

Personal Life

Kukogho, was born in Ile Ife, hails from Delta, Delta State Nigeria.[3]. He is the third child in a family of four. At a tender age, he fell in love with poetry when he was first introduced to the book of poetry ‘West African Verse’. His parents move from place to place, making him fluent in about twelve languages in Nigeria. Even at that, he didn’t start writing poetry until 10 years after his primary school.[4] This constant movement impacted his view about life. He currently lives in Abuja and works as an assistant online editor at Pulse(?). He studied at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria [5].

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Writing Life

He wrote his collection of poetry in 2013.


  • Dusty Manuscript, 2018


  1. https://www.amazon.com/What-Can-Words-Do-Collection/dp/1508514798.
  2. https://www.wrr.ng/authorpedia/kukogho-iruesiri-samson/. Words, Rhymes& Rhythm.
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  4. https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/art-ideas/in-my-troubled-years-poetry-gave-me-solace/155632.html.Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Daily Trust Nigeria. Publish Date: Jul 17 2016 5:00AM. Extracted on June 24, 2018
  5. http://parresia.com.ng/blog/2013/08/05/origami-releases-what-words-can-do-poetry-cover/ . Parressia Blog

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