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Congratulations to Ikeogu Oke as He Wins the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature

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The NLNG Prize for Literature is one of Nigeria’s most coveted prizes in the literary scene. Last year, prose writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim won the prize money of $100,000. Earlier this morning, Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke was announced as the 2017 winner – for his book ‘The Heresiad

Other people on the shortlist are Ogaga Ifowodo for his book, A Good Mourning and Tanure Ojaide author of Songs of Myself.


Watch Ikeogu Oke recite a poem from the book here:

Congratulations to the winner, and the runners up. we look forward to seeing more of your creative greatness.

4 Comments

  1. ijele

    October 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    great! congratulations

  2. Gorgeous B

    October 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Congratulations to the winner

  3. Psalm

    October 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Congratulations! I saw it coming.

  4. Majestic

    October 9, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Yes!!!! Congratulations to the winner. And also those shortlisted. Sir Ikeogu the poet!!

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