‘Daughters of Chibok’ Wins Best VR Story Award At 76th Venice International Film Festival

Nigerian film, ‘Daughters of Chibok’, has won the best virtual reality (VR) immersive story for linear content award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

The film, which addresses the impact of the kidnapped Chibok girls on their surviving family members, also aims to remind the global community on the need to rescue the remaining 112 school girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

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Tade Ipadeola Selected To Participate In 2019 International Writing Programme (IWP)

Tade Ipadeola has been selected to participate in the International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

From September 1 to November 16, 2019, Tade Ipadeola, the 2013 winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, joins 28 other accomplished writers from across the globe in the world’s oldest and largest multinational writing residency.

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Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ Wins 2018 9Mobile Prize For Literature

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ has won the £15,000 9Mobile Prize for Literature for her novel, Stay With Me published by Nigerian publisher, Ouida Books.

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ was announced the winner at an event, which held on 8th August 2019 at the 9mobile headquarters in Banana Island, Lagos. She also received a Montblanc Meisterstück pen among several other rewards.

Ayobami’s announcement followed the unanimous selection of her book by a new judging panel for the 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature.

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