At its inaugural Daylight Annual Leadership Awards, #DALA2016, held recently in Lagos, leading online newspaper Daylight honored Nollywood A-list stars and prominent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their various fields.
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.”