He died in Abuja Saturday at the age of 51.
However, the details of his death are still clear.
Oke gained national fame in 2017 when he won the Nigeria Award for Literature for his book The Heresiad.
He was presented with a check for 100,000 dollars (N37m) by the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited Company.
His poems and other writings have appeared in journals, anthologies, and other publications around the world.
He has written his poems in various forums in Nigeria, South Africa and the United States.