Brilliantly written with language rich in figurative expressions and devices and stories hard to forget, ‘The Wig and the Streets’ is a testament to Ayoola’s mastery of good storytelling.
OLAJUWON JOSEPH OLUMIDE WINS ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE 2022
Nigerian poet, soul singer and author Olajuwon Joseph Olumide has won the 2022 Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP) for his award-winning poem “DO NOT DIE IN THEIR WAR!”
OLUWAFISAYO AKINFOLAMI WINS ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE 2022
Akinfolami, a student of History and International Studies at the University of Ilorin, won the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) 2022 for her emotional social comment poem “PALINDROME ZYX”.
ARTS, CREATIVITY & FRIENDSHIP: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LEAVES ANOTHER MARK ON THE NIGERIAN LITERARY SCENE WITH FEAST OF WORDS 2022
Feast of Words 2022 was a fun-filled day of unbridled creativity featuring multi-genre performances by artists of all ages, insightful discussions, awards presentations, book fair, and an African night of traditional performances, palm wine and local delicacies.
‘I’M ON A HIATUS FOR PSALMS‘ / ‘FURLONG‘ / ‘ON DAYS WHEN THE AIR IS GRIEF‘ / ‘TO KISS ATAVISM‘ / ‘EXILE’ | five poems by Olayioye Paul Bamidele
here, the only ode is a receding
of insult. instead of pillows, my guardian
uses a slab, nets it on my nape & calls it
discipline. yet, that same night, cracks open—
like an egg—a psalm with my name.
GRACE (a poem by Blessing Omeiza Ojo)
I asked a boy, an orphan, bathing the street with waters
from his body, what led his pedigree to rest.
He said it was a bullet from a drunk policeman’s riffle.
the village chief’s wife & the boy who told tales to a blue bird (a poem by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)
Today, the chief’s wife visited the village square
her once-rectangular parts now are square!
but we dare not boo or harry her…
ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE 2022: OLAJUWON JOSEPH OLUMIDE, OSIEKA OSINIMU ALAO & JEWO OGHENETEGA MAKE 3-POET SHORTLIST
Three poets, Olajuwon Joseph Olumide, Osieka Osinimu Alao, and Jewo Oghenetega, have been shortlisted for the 8th Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP 2022).
NWUGURU C. SULLIVAN, HUSSANI ABDULRAHIM & OLUWAFISAYO AKINFOLAMI SHORTLISTED FOR THE ₦100,000 ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE 2022
On the Top 3 shortlist of the 2022 edition of the ₦100,000 worth Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) are Nwuguru C. Sullivan, Hussani Abdulrahim, and Oluwafisayo Akinfolami.
#FOW2022— 7TH ‘FEAST OF WORDS’ LITERARY FESTIVAL HOLDS DEC 10 IN LAGOS
It is here again! Feast of Words 2022 (#FOW2022) is billed for December 10, 2022, and is themed ‘WORDS FOR A NATION AT CROSSROADS.’