In its second edition already, The Nigerian Writers Award held February 19, 2017 at Ace Olivia Lagos City Mall Onikan Lagos.
Although The Sparkle Writers Hub was not there to cover the event, we have all the scoop about what happened and who won what. You should know by know that we love writing and everything that has to do with it.
This year’s event was tagged ‘Unity in Diversity’ and was attended by notable dignitaries like Senator Olajumoke Jamiu Abiola, ( Late MKO Abiola’s son) Esther Ijewere Social Activist and initiator, Women of Rubies, Ibitola Ojoye Adebayo, award winning writer and a host of others.
Apart from the beautiful performances and inspiring talks, the Nigerian Writers TV/ Magazine was launched. We can’t wait to see the amazing things that will be done through this platform.
One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of special recognition award to Dr. Mrs Margaret Ibru; Esther Ijewere, Social Activist/Initiator, Women of Rubies and Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo.
Here’s the list if the award winners and beautiful pictures from the event.
Business writer of the year
Femi Asu (Punch newspaper)
Sports writer of the year
Shina Oludare Charles (goal.com)
Feature writer of the year
Kemi Busari (Nigerian bulletin)
Entertainment writer of the year
Alli Mutiat Omoniyi (Daily Trust)
Campus writer of the year
Ezekiel Efeobhokhan (Campus life, The Nation)
Fashion blogger of the year
Adedayo Olubunmi Odubanjo
Entertainment blogger of the year
Supportive blogger of the year
Literary blogger of the year
Promising literary blogger of the year
Romance writer of the year
Health writer of the year
Fiction writer of the year
Sally Kenneth Dadzie
Non-fiction writer of the year
Nnaemeka Nwankwo Okere
Poetry writer of the year
Tolu Akinyemi – Poet Olu
Spoken word poet of the year
Olayinka Samson Aremu
Poetry promoter of the year
(poets in nigeria)
Diaspora writer of the year
Mac Kelly Obison
Motivational writer of the year
Faith-based writer of the year
Comic writer of the year
Teenage writer of the year
Irianele Virtuous Oselumese
Young writer of the year
Quadri Zaynab (pulse.ng)
Historical book of the year
The president who never ruled
Advocacy book of the year
S is for survivor– “sickle cell”
(Samira Haruna Sanusi)
Writers’ most supportive brand of the year
Media house of the year (print)
The Nation newspaper
Media house of the year (TV)
Media house of the year (radio)
Script writer of the year
Funke Akindele (Jenifa)
Writer of the year
We can’t wait for the next edition of the event.