Nigerian poet, Frank Eze has won the fifth edition of Words Rhymes & Rhythm’s Eriata Oribhbaor Poetry Prize (EOPP 2016) with his entry ‘Porcelain Plates’.
Eze, a poet resident of Ibadan, Nigeria, was shortlisted for the 2016 edition of Korea-Nigeria Poetry Prize. His poems have been published on Storried, COAL, WritiVision, Praxis and other online journals.
Madu Chisom Kingdavid’s ‘Where We Were Born’ and Famuwagun Festus’ ‘House of Noisemakers’ won the first and second runner-up positions respectively.
Eze will be awarded a ₦50,000 cash prize and one copy each of Crossroads & The Rubicon and Beautiful Poison, while Madu and Famuwagun will receive ₦20,000 and ₦10,000 respectively, at the WRR Literary Festival holding at the University of Ibadan on the 3rd of December 2016.
Eze joins Nwakanma Chika (2012), Madu Chisom Kingdavis (2013), Darlington Ekene Ogugua (2014) and Ajise Vincent (2015) on the prestigious list of past winners of the EOPP.
The EOPP was instituted by Words Rhymes & Rhythm in 2012 to give the much needed attention to Nigerian poetry and encourage young Nigerian poets to use poetry as a tool for social change.