Touch of Spice Competition – And the Winners Are…

Touch of Spice Competition – And the Winners Are…

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this writing contest, and especially to Worldreader, the major sponsors. We also appreciate the time and effort on the part of the judges including the RWoWA members who brought their romance writing and publishing experience to bear in selecting the shortlist.

The final judges have finished reviewing the submissions and the following three stories came to the top of the scoreboard.

The Scent of Waters – WINNER
Sticky Situation – First Runner Up
To a Brother With Love – Second Runner Up

Congrats to the winners, your stories really stood out. Your points will be credited to you, and you can redeem them immediately according to payment guidelines. The rest of the stories will receive consolation prizes of 1000NS points each. All the stories will be considered for publication on the Worldreader app, and we will keep the writers updates on any progress. Cheers!

A Little Thrill
Sweet as a Rose
The Bet
Love Your Neighbour
Deep From Within
Love is an Opioid
Uloma Makes Her Move
Strange Love
The Basics Are
A Touch of Spice

33 thoughts on “Touch of Spice Competition – And the Winners Are…” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. Thats nice. The scent of waters. Lulu lufago. Yeah! Winner.
    Anyways, congrats.

  2. Congrats Jare everyone. At least we tried. Definitely, everyone can’t be a winner.

  3. Congrats to the winners. It’s good.

  4. Congratulations to the winners. You deserve to be proud of your achievement.
    By winners, of course I mean everyone who contested. For trying at all and doing their best, they are winners too in more ways than one. Cheers.

  5. Yes O!

    The stories were so many – I don’t think I read through a third of it. But man, Lulu’s story deserves to win as far as I’m concerned.

    Congratulations to EVERYONE. No be beans!


  6. Hmmnnn. Nice one. Congrats to my naughty bubbly @bubbllinna. I am proud of you and I know better days are ahead. And yes, I am proud of myself too jare. I try. *claps for myself* Love story ko?

  7. Congratulations @all… Lulufa, your story was beautiful, specially the beginning. Congrats to you.

    You all are winners to me. Congrats.

  8. Congrats to Lulu. I knew there was something about “Scent of water”.

    Congratulations to all who participated. Expecting better next time

  9. OMG! Congrats to the winners,

  10. OMG! Congrats to the winners, it was fun being part of the contest. But am surprised sha – thought To a Brother With Love would come first. It’s all good tho. Big ups Lulufa.

  11. Congratulations to the winners. IT was great participating to this contest. I also enjoyed reading the stories . Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my story & for the comments & corrections. I am very grateful.

  12. Congratulations to the winners! May this be the beginning of greater things!

  13. gosh, am glad to have been a part of it and while all of us cant win at the same time to the winners i say three gbosa- please keep the contest coming well done Naija stories.

  14. In the words of Stephen King, “Thank you very much. Thank you all. Thank you for the applause and thank you for coming. I’m delighted to be here but, as I’ve said before in the last five years, I’m delighted to be anywhere.” Let me be honest, its always nice to win laurels, but in the end we are all victors because we get to better our craft. The quality of writing on NS has gone through the roof and my appreciation to Myne Whitman for devoting her time and resources to make a place for us writers to call ‘home’. Don’t rest on your laurels. Somewhere after the next dawn you will reap bountifully. To Seun Odukoya, much love bro, no homo….and to the great writers who we shall defn be hearing from,howyoudey, bubblina, midas, lactoo, much respect…

    1. Congrats, Lulu. Appreciate the word out!

      Well done everyone.

  15. sambright (@sambrightomo)


  16. Oh well, to say I am suprised would seem bogus, but it’s the truth..

    I can’t thank the NS family well enough for making me feel welcome, making me a better writer…That we keep going higher is my wish and prayer..

    To all the contestants; we are all winners, it’s the satisfaction we get from our stories that counts..

    And to the lovely people who believed in the girl named Bubbllinna, Muchas gracias and God bless….(you know yourselves.)

    To Myne whitman; You are a treasure! Respect!…and that goes to other admin members…God bless y’all.

  17. WOW….I’m truly surprised with the results.

    Well, congratulation to you all family…every single one of you is a winner!

    This was like asking a mother to choose a favorite child…I sure didnt envy the judges positions, well done Admin, your encouragement is amazing.

  18. Julius Bokoru (@africanromantic)

    I would appreciate if votings are scrapped for contest. The newbies stood no chance. Let a judge do a judges work. But hey, there is nothing like an undeserved winner. Congrats to the winners

  19. Whoa! This is a surprise…a pleasant one in deed!

    First, I thank my God for the blessing.

    I still say Myne for President!
    Lulufa for Vice President
    Bubbllinna for Minister of Arts and Culture
    Me? I’ll take the Minister of Treasury (does that exist?) porfolio.
    Of Nigeria, of course!

    Seriously: When I read Bubbllinna’s piece, I said “Wow, what a mind!” And to think that she wrote it from her CELL PHONE! Ok, you got skilz, girl. And then I read Lulu’s piece and I told him that his piece was the bomb (no, not that one you’re thinking)!

    What a buffet! So much to read and so little time. Made worse by the fact that I’m on my annual sojourn, traversing several West African villages from Burkina Faso to Togo to Afaha.

    A Little Thrill blew me away, and I can go down the line citing pieces that did several different things to me. The point is that we have something here, folks, and sooner or later the world will recognize.

    Peace Out.

    1. @howyoudey: hahaha…nice one!

  20. Congratulations to y’all. I think the first tinge of success comes with finishing a story you believe in.

    This indeed has been a wonderful outing, and I must say reading these works has been a motivation for me . I feel the exhiliration that all of you who participated must have felt, cos some of these works felt like something I wish was my personal brainchild and some, I can’t help feeling was my stolen thoughts plagiarized on NS :). That is the beauty in good story-telling…that resounding familiarity and I enjoyed every bit of it.

    Thank y’all for giving us a wonderful time on NS.

  21. SURPRISE!! CONGRATS people!

  22. @Admin! Admin! Admin!

    A round of applause for admin, people.

    I thought this would be a popularity contest and not truly based on the merit of the writing, then came the judges and their comments and I thought what exactly do they know… now in the aftermath of it all, I must confess that I’m truly impressed with admin’s choice of judges, the judges and the outcome of the competition. Kudos Admin!

    Echoing the voice of others, everyone is a winner, you took the time to write and hone your writing skills, you did way better than I have done or would do. I have read some amazing, enthralling stories and I am glad to be a member of this community of talented and budding writers.

    Kudos to everyone.

  23. well done, everyone. Onward…

  24. Congrats all.
    I did think scent of waters deserved to win.

  25. adams (@coshincozor)


  26. i knew the scent of water was gonna
    win something

  27. I warmly congratulate the winners and thank Naijastories and World Reader for this competition. Though I did not win I got great feedback and it will encourage me to do better work in the genre of erotic fiction. I appreciate LULU, ESPECIALLY. The chap is a pro.

  28. Congrats y’all… Let’s see what the next competition will be… More of this @Admin pls…

  29. Congrats to everyone

  30. CONGRATS TO NS! And the winners!!! And those who participated!!!!

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