Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Two leading African Poets; Professors Wole Soyinka and Kofi Awoonor congratulating Chidi Anthony Opara (right) after reading his poems at a literary event at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2008.

Chidi Anthony Opara (right) with renowned Nigerian Poet; Gabriel Okara at the literary event mentioned above.
Chidi Anthony Opara (right) With Ikhide R. Ikheloa (middle) and another participant at a literary event in 2011


 Chidi Anthony Opara is a Nigerian Poet and online publisher. He was born on the 8th day of August, 1963 in Umude Avuvu in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State  Nigeria.

He had his primary education at Community Primary school Umude Avuvu from 1971 to 1977 and his post-primary education at Enyiogugu Secondary school in Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state, Nigeria from 1977 to 1982.

He obtained a professional diploma in Advertising from Century Communications Academy in New Delhi India in 1985 and subsequently, worked in the private sector where he rose to managerial positions and thereafter, became a private consultant. 

He has also held high public offices.

While building a career in the private sector, he was  writing poems and quotes, both in real English language and in the Nigerian pidgin English language.

He has published collections of poems.

He has also published poems on reputable Literary websites.

In December, 2007, he founded and became the Publisher of "PublicInformationProjects", an amalgam of blogs.

In November, 2008, he became a member of Association Of Nigerian Authors(ANA).

He is married with children.