Monday, March 28, 2016

Poetry, arts, glitz and glamour as Etisalat prize for literature 2015 wraps up

An atmosphere of arts, poetry and culture filled with glitz and glamour was created at the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature grand finale which held last weekend at the prestigious Intercontinental Lagos Hotel.

It has been an exciting journey for the Etisalat Prize, beginning with the call for entries, the long wait for the longlist, and eventually the unveiling of the shortlist of three great books all worthy of the Etisalat Prize. But we all knew there could only be one winner, and he is Fiston Mwanza Mujila for his debut fiction novel, Tram 83 originally written in French; making him the third winner of the Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Literature instituted since 2013.

His winnings includes a £15,000 cheque, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück and an iPhone 6s. He also gets to attend the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, under the mentorship of Professor Giles Foden, the author of The Last King of Scotland.

In attendance were art lovers and dignitaries such as : Deputy Governor of Lagos State and Commissioner of Education, Dr. Idiat Adebule (represented by her Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olusola Yinka Ayandele); Commissioner of Science and Technology of Lagos State, Femi Odubiyi; Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader, Federal House of Representatives;  Professors Femi Osofisan and Ahmed Yerima (playwrights); Prof. Remi Raji (poet), Dr. Frank Edozien; thespians Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Genevieve Nnaji and Bimbo Akintola; and members of Etisalat Nigeria Board, Prof. Isabella Okagbue and Junaid Dikko, with top class performances from  Asa, Darey Art-Alade, Evelle and K. Peace.
See photos from the glamorous event below:






















38 comments:

Ruphina said...

I love Etisalat

Juliet Iwuno said...

Nice one! Linda take note!

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Nice photos.I see Genevieve.

Unique Treasure said...

kk

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Noticed.

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Nice one

#LibBadBoy

judith hanrankis said...

This type of setting olamide, lilkesh, wizkid,davido cabt perform cos they r all dullard


Congratz to d winner








Most beautiful gal on linda ikeji's blog

golda awosika said...

Cool





#*karlishah*

Anonymous said...

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fashioncrip said...

Beautiful people

Anonymous said...

Secret Cam Records Lecturer And Female Student Doing it in His Office

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Congratulations to d awardees


...merited happiness

williams kissa said...

Wow

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen..

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is lovely
look lovely in this lovely timepiece

Newsphases said...

am no fan of fashion and literature... but this is something impressive on their part

Remember stay healthy, stay wise

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RareSpecie Z said...

Need 2 go Snatch me a Prize ASAP.
15000 quids can get the Specie a decent Daimler with good Mileage.

CHARITY OKORIE said...

Really nice

CHARITY OKORIE said...

Really nice

Ogenah Boris said...

Seen.

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DJ Cnior said...

Congrats to whoever the winner is

Iphie Abraham said...

Wow! Congrats to the winner








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Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Lovely people

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

OK,seen.

Sylvia said...

Congrats to the winners

PrettyChi said...

Noted

BennyJAY said...

Aww...God shld help me enroll 4diz nxt year plz

Richard Afon Yinkå said...

Okay



#reeshahr

Vela said...

Asa looking very gud

ahabike daniel said...

Mai atafo I see you

RareSpecie Z said...

True Talk.

Anonymous said...

Err what happened to the talented lady that won the Flash Fiction category. linda, dnt be freaking bias

Anonymous said...

Think there was a short story category as well.

Anonymous said...

Ejor Wey the winner for the short story "Gone"

Anonymous said...

Awww nice pics. Ojuola, I sight you. Good read on your short story "Gone"

Anonymous said...

Beautiful people :)

Anonymous said...

When literature meets music and art. There was a category for Flash fiction though.

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