Two active members of Naija Stories have won a joint second place at the just concluded Niger Delta Restoration of Hope writing competition in comemoration of Ken Saro Wiwa. Augustine Ogwo and Nze Sylva Ifedigbo heard the news of the contest from the group messages on Facebook and on the Naija Stories website respectively. They have both contacted the administrators of the group to express their thanks.
Congratulations to you both and we wish you even more success in your writing endeavors. Below is an excerpt from the press release on Thisday Online.
Winners have emerged in the maiden Ken Saro Wiwa poetry and writing competition organized by the United States of America- based non-governmental organisation, Niger Delta Restoration of Hope.
The winners are a crop scientist and a Lagos-based Information Technology (IT) cum brand consultant, Mr. Kenechukwu Obi and an author, Mr. Uwaoma Eizu.
The founder of NDRH, Catherine Dimon who disclosed this in statement said Obi and Eizu won the poetry and short story segments of the competition respectively.
The founder of NDRH also disclosed that two other persons, Mr. Uche Uwadinachi and Ogwo Chinedu came second in the poetry and short story competition respectively and that they will receive certificate of merit in Houston. Dimon also disclosed that Chinedu and Abuja-based Sylva Ifedigbo won a joint award.
According to Dimon, Uwadinachi’s poetry entry was “Rain, Ken Saro Wiwa” while Chinedu’s entry was “Road to Martyrdom” just as Ifedigbo’s entry was “Life before Death”.