OkadaBooks Authors/ Bloggers Shine on Nigerian Writers Award 2016 Nomination List

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Image from Nigerian Writers’ Awards

The nomination list of the prestigious Nigerian Writers’ Awards (Second Edition) is finaly out. The Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) which kicked off in 2015, had close to 500, 000 hits on the website between the June 29 and September 9 time frame for nomination in about 24 categories for activities in the period under review, March 2015 to May 2016.

The nominees were chosen after thorough screening of all nominated entries by the judges. Interestingly, many of the nominees are Writers/ bloggers on the okadabooks.com platform, among whom are:

 BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

  1. Entertainment/fashion/information category
  • SALLY KENNETH DADZIE (MOSKEDAPAGES.COM)
  1. Literary  (blog writer)

ROMANCE WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • SINMISOLA OGÚNYINKA- (TRUE DREAM SERIES)
  • KIRU TAYE (THE CHALLENGE )

FICTION WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • SALLY KENNETH DADZIE (THE FOURTH FINGER)

POETRY WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • TOLU AKINYEMI (I LAUGH AT THESE SKINNY GIRLS)

DIASPORA WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • UNOMA NWANKWOR

MOTIVATIONAL WRITER OF THE YEAR

FAITH-BASED WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • SINMISOLA OGÚNYINKA- (THE DAYS AFTER NIGHT)
  • UNOMA NWANKWOR  (HE CHANGED MY NAME)
  • UJU CHRISTY OKOYE (LIVING MY LIFE)

COMIC WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • AYODELE ELEGBE (VOTEX) and
  • KALEJAYE AKINTOBA (VISONARY)
  • XAVIER IGHORODJE – (AVONOME)
  • WALE AWELENJE (GUARDIAN PRIME), three from the Comic Republc Media.

AUTO/BIOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • MY WATCH TRILOGY BUNDLE (OLUSEGUN OBASANJO)

Please visit nigerianwritersawards.com for the complete nominees list.

Readers Votes and Judges Choice will determine the winner in each category, however only six categories are eligible for voting while other winners will be determined by the jury. The six categories are

  • Spoken word poetry,
  • Writers’ most supportive brand of the year,
  • Song writer of the year,
  • Media house of the year,
  • Script Writer of the year and
  • Blogger of the year

Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony in January 2017.  Voters are to send Nominee’s name and the category eg. Amaka Ibrahim, Blogger of the year to nwaawards@gmail.com. Voting ends on the 4th of November 2016. (Source: Nigerian Writers’ Awards)

Interestingly,  Sinmisola Ogunyinka  is a columnist at makeadreamng.com, who has contributed immensely to our Fiction Fiesta column.  Uju Okoye’s Living My Life was featured on our Fiction Fiesta recently, while Sally Dadzie will dazzle readers with her magical stories on our Fiction Fiesta in a couple of days.

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