Cosmos Abasi Wins Inaugural Nollywood Screen Writing Contest (NSWC)

Cosmos Abasi has emerged winner of the inaugural Nollywood Screen Writing Contest (NSWC) instituted by Lawrence Onuzulike to draw the attention of the public to the remarkable work of screenwriters in Nigeria.

Aforevo, a filmmaking company, organisers of Nollywood Screen Writing Contest, on May 6, 2022 rewarded the overall winner of the contest, Cosmos Abasi, with ₦1 million, while the 1st runner-up, Abundance Effiong got ₦500,000 and 2nd runner-up, Dolly Nwaduba received ₦300,000.

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Gabriel Jimoh Wins 2022 Canon Photography Competition (Economic Category)

Gabriel Jimoh has emerged winner of the 2022 Canon Photography Competition in the economic category ‘Moments that develop us’.

Held in collaboration with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), the competition was launched with an intent to drive meaningful change and sustainable action through the power of visual storytelling at Expo 2020 Dubai last year.

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Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha Becomes First Official Igbo lecturer At Oxford University, England

Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha has become the first official Igbo lecturer at Oxford University, England as the university introduced the teaching of Igbo Language as a course in the university.

Igbo is spoken mainly by the Igbo people who occupy the South-east region of Nigeria and millions of people of Igbo extraction who reside in different parts of the world.

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Obari Gomba Wins 2022 PAWA Poetry Prize

Obari Gomba has won the 2022 Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) poetry prize. He won the prize, worth $2,000, with his collection of poems, The Lilt Of The Rebel.

Obari Gomba, a Professor of English at the University of Port Harcourt and currently fellow at the University of Oxford, was announced as the winner after beating other five shortlisted Nigerians in a virtual ceremony on 3 March 2022.

The shortlisted poets included Echezonachukwu Nduka (Chrysanthemum For Wide Eyed Ghosts), Tanure Ojaide (A Poetic Diary Of The Coronavirus Epidemic) Servio Gbadamosi (Where The Light Enters You), and Olumide Olaniyan (Akimbo In Limbo).

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Winners Of 2021 YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition

Boluwatife Aderounmu (Animation), Oyedele Philemon Oluwakoyejo (Infographics) and Terrance Mawanga (Essays) have emerged winners of the 2021 YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition.

The Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) in collaboration with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim Bank), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the winners of the joint AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition.

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