Cyprian Ekwensi Biography (Late) – Profile, Age, Education, Awards, Publications

Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub

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On 26 September, 1921 was born a great Nigerian writer by name; Cyprian Ekwensi, he was born in Minna, Niger State but hails from Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi local government area, Anambra State in the Eastern region of Nigeria. Ekwensi attended Government College in Ibadan, Oyo State, Achimota College in Ghana, and the School of Forestry, Ibadan, after which he worked for two years as a forestry officer. 
He survived by Eunice Anyiwo (wife) and they had five children. 
Cyprain was employed as Head of Features at the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and by the Ministry of Information during the First Republic.. 
Before his death on 4 November 2007, he has written pretty several books including; People of the City,  Jagua Nana and many others. 
Ekwuensi got several awards including the Dag Hammarskjöld International Prize in Literature.