NIGERIAN POETS NOMINATED FOR N-W AWARDS



One of the ways to know our efforts in the creative artmosphere are appreciated is via award. It is no doubt that Poetry is getting more appreciation as many, both established and upcoming, were seen in the 2015 nominees of Nigerian Writers Awards

The NWA kicked off its nomination on the 4th of July to 5th of October 2015 with over 831,000 people who visited the website to nominate Nigerian Writers of different genres in 24 major categories who have proven their worth and commitment in writing. NWA considered nomination for activities in the following period under review January 2014- May 2015.    Now that the list of nominees have been released, what is left is Voting to determine the actual winners, which ends on the 14th of November 2015. Visit www.nigerianwritersawards.com for more details/names of other genre of writers who made the nomination list, but for now see names in Poetry categories:


POETRY WRITER OF THE YEAR:

·         ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU
·         CHIJIOKE AMU NNADI
·         DAMI AJAYI  (‘Clinical Blues’)
·         ERIATA ORHIBABOR 
·         HABIB AKEWUSOLA
·         IBIDUNNI DAMILOLA
·         JUMOKE VERISSIMO
·         KOLADE OLANREWAJU FREEDOM (Punctured Silence)
·         KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (What Can Words Do?)
·         LAWAL PATIENCE (Tchiiencepay)
·         NKEMJIKA CHRISTIEN (Beyond Dialogismos)
·         OLAWALE FAMODUN (Poems Of Redemption)
·         OYIN OLUDIPE
·         QUEEN TAWAKALTU OYINLOYE  (Words In The Cupboard)
·         SEYE KUNYINU (Things I Wanted To Tell You In Other Words)
·         SOJI COLE
·         SU’EDDIE VERSHIMA AGEMA  
·         TADE IPADEOLA
·         TEGA TIVERE OHWERHOYE 
·         TOLU AKINYEMI (Your Father Walks Like A Crab)



SPOKEN WORDS POET OF THE YEAR:

·         ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU 
·         DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE
·         DOLAPO
·         DONNA
·         EFE PAUL AZINO
·         ENIGMATIC OLUMIDE 
·         GRACIANO ENWEREM 
·         JAMES ADEMUYIWA
·         KEMI ISLAMIYA BAKARE (KEMISTREE)
·         OLULU
·         SAGE HASSON
·         SOONEST NATHANIEL 
·         TITILOPE SONUGA
·         TORPEDO MASCAW
·         UCHE UWADINACHI 


POETRY PROMOTER OF THE YEAR:
·         AJ DAGGA TOLAR (Freedom Spoke Words)
·         DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE (Open Mic- Abuja)
·         EFE PAUL AZINO (Ws80/Labaf)
·         ENIGMATIC OLUMIDE  (Be Blessed)
·         ERIATA ORHIBABOR (Poets In Nigeria)
·         GRACIANO ENWEREM (Seaview Poetry Club )
·         KEN IKE (Eko Poetry Slam)
·         KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (Words Rhythm And Rhymes)
·         OLULU (War Of Words)
·         TORPEDO MASCAW (Freedom Hall)



(Watch out for #EGCtop50 Contemporary Poets Who Rock Nigeria in 2015… nomination opens 9th November 2015)

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