Gbenga Adesina & Chekwube O. Danladi Win 2016 Brunel Poetry Prize

Two Nigerians, Gbenga Adesina and Chekwube O. Danladi have been announced joint winners of the 2016 Brunel University African Poetry Prize in partnership with Commonwealth Writers.

Gbenga Adesina, who lives in Nigeria, was an Open Society Foundation Resident Poet on Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal. His first chapbook, ‘Painter of Water, will be published by APBF in 2016. The judges described his poems as “powerfully political, beautiful and truly searing,” and as “a poet with compelling voice addressing concerns of injustice, memory, migration and family.”

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Winners Of 2016 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards

Television Continental (TVC) emerges Best TV Station of the Year at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA).

News anchor, Azeezat Olaoluwa won the Best Female Broadcaster award while Godwin Nwachukwu won the Best Cameraman at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.

TVC won the Best TV On the Street and the Most Watched Television; it also won the Best TV station of the Year.

Best Video Editor award went to Solomon Oladimeji.

In the radio category, Mary Alimi won of Radio Continental won the Outstanding Presenter; Honeypot while Kubanji Direct, a programme on Radio Continental won the the Best Community Radio Show.