Tag: Obari Gomba

  • Obari Gomba wins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023

    Obari Gomba wins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023

    Dr Obari Gomba’s play Grit was declared the winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 in Lagos on Friday, October 13, 2023. Dr Eyoh Etim also won the Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism. The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, was started to honour Nigerian authors in the four…

  • Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.

    Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.

    The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist was announced on July 26, 2018. Those in the running for the prize this year are Chidubem Iweka, Denja Abdullahi, Soji Cole, Obari Gomba, Peter E. Omoko, Dul Johnson, Bosede Ademilua-Afolayan, Jude Idada, Akanji Nasiru, and Dickson Ekhaguere. The Nigeria Prize for Literature is the richest prize in…

  • Introducing Eghosa Imasuen, Anwuli Ojogwu’s Narrative Landscape Press

    Introducing Eghosa Imasuen, Anwuli Ojogwu’s Narrative Landscape Press

    Narrative Landscape Press is the newest kid on the African publishing block from Nigerian doctor and author Eghosa Imasuen and Anwuli Ojogwu. Eghosa Imasuen is the Nigerian doctor who left the uncertain field of medicine to concentrate on the more lucrative world of writing books. He wrote two Kachifo published books To Saint Patrick and…

  • Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017

    Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017

    The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 is set to happen from November 1-5, 2017. The festival theme is “Bridges from Walls.” In 2015, a team of Lagosians led by founder Efe Paul Azino hosted the Lagos International Poetry Festival at Freedom Park the home of the arts in commercial hub of the West African country.…

  • Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

    Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

    The longlist for the richest prize in African literature, the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017, has been announced today. The Nigerian Prize for Literature set up in 2004 annually rotates among four genres – Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s literature. Previous winners of the prize are Gabriel Okara (co-winner, 2004, poetry) and Professor Ezenwa Ohaeto…

  • Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes 2016 shortlists out

    Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes 2016 shortlists out

    The Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes 2016 shortlists were announced on 2nd October 2016. The Association of Nigerian Authors is the most vibrant of author associations on the continent with branches all over the West African nation. The organisation was started in 1981 with “father of African literature” Professor Chinua Achebe being its prime…

  • Residencies galore: Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

    Residencies galore: Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

    African writers like Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and others are currently either in the middle of or headed to residencies galore. “Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a…