Winners have emerged in the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2014. Several poets from all around the world heeded the call for submissions with poems of top quality, touching on every aspect of social change.
The following poets emerged winners:
1st Prize N20,000 Winner ‘PETALS IN THE MORNING SUN’ (by Darlington Ekene Ogugua)
DARLINGTON EKENE OGUGUA
Darlington Ekene Ogugua was born about nineteen years ago in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He attended Living Word Academy Nursery/Primary School some years later, after relocating to his state of origin, Abia. As a nine-year-old JS2 student at M.B.J. Uturu, he won first prize in the Junior Category of the CONYA Story-Writing Contest. Darlington loves writing and hopes that through Medicine and Literature, he would positively affect the lives of lots of people in the near future. He is currently a 300 Level Medical student in Abia State University, Uturu.
2nd Prize N15,000 Winner ‘GO ASK THE FLOOD’ (by Fubaraibi Benstowe)
FUBARAIBI ANARI BENSTOWE
Fubaraibi Anari Benstowe was born on the 4th 0f August 1991 and hails from Grand Bonny Kingdom in Rivers State of Nigeria. He is an ardent lover of poetry, history and folklore, one who writes to correct social ills, educate his readers, and Minister God’s word through poetry. His works have appeared in the “52 years after” poetry anthology and other poetry anthologies, was shortlisted in the Nigeria/Zimbabwe Poetry Exchange in 2013. Currently a 300 Level Electrical/Electronic Engineering Student of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island in Bayelsa State, he aims to impact the world positively through poetry.
3rd Prize N10,000 Winner ‘THE NIGERIAN EQUATION’ (by Onwuasoanya Chika)
Onwuasoanya Chika, is a budding novelist and accomplished poet, his poems have been published in several anthologies including the Oja Oba market, Nigeria, 52 years after and others. He is the Organizer of the Swords of words spoken word poetry competition in FUTO, Owerri, Imo state and the winner of ‘War of Words’ Season 2.
His works can be found online at WRRPoetry, My Mind Snaps and WordUp411ng blogs and websites.
When he isn’t writing, he reads voraciously.
The WRRPoetry family remains committed to the vision of rewriting the world, one healing verse at a time.
Thank you all for being part of it.