Photo News | All Attention on Saddiq Dzukogi as he reads in Minna.

Poet Saddiq M Dzukogi had all attention focused on him yesterday by family, friends and fans at the Amab Bookshop, Minna when the Arts-Muse Fair blog hosted him on its debut artists’ showcase event,  Arttention.

The event gave attention to the poetry and person of Saddiq Dzukogi, one of the finest from Nigeria’s tribe of young, prolific poets. It came fittingly well, as the poet prepares to leave for America later this month for his doctoral studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he would be an Othmer Fellow.

Saddiq Dzukogi read poems from his latest book, Inside the Flower Room. There were discussions on his poetry and his life of writing and scholarship. Guests won prizes of books in a quiz centred on the remarkable life and writings of the poet.  

Saddiq Dzukogi was a finalist in the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. He is a fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency.   

David Ishaya Osu moderating a session with Saddiq dzukogi

Aminu S Muhammad, Curator of the Arts-Muse Fair moderating a session with Saddiq Dzukogi

The poet reading his poem 

Writer Obi Chibuihe at the event

Hamza Yunusa at the event

(R) Banma Baba Sulaiman, ANA Niger Chairman at the event

Guests at the event 

Guests at the event
 Mal. Jibril Baba Ndace and BM Dzukogi