KEN EGBAS POETRY PRIZE 2018: PRIZE WINNERS

KEN EGBAS POETRY PRIZE 2018: PRIZE WINNERS

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the prize winners (top three entrants) for the 2nd edition of Ken Egbas Poetry Prize which closed to submissions on 30th November, 2018.

Ololade Akinlabi Ige, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and a two-time winner of PIN 10-day poetry Challenge emerged first with his poem entitled I AM AFRICA while Olanrewaju Moses, a Law student at the University of Ibadan and an outstanding entrant in all editions of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize came second with his poem entitled HOW TO TELL THE AFRICAN STORY.  Akinwole John Akintayo, a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, clinched the third prize with his poem entitled CHILD OF THE SOIL.

The prize winners will receive a total cash prize of N50,000 and certificates of excellence.

Instituted in 2017 for the promotion of cultural heritage, black pride and environmental consciousness, Ken Egbas Poetry Prize is sponsored by Dr. Ken Egbas, an art enthusiast and a former Special Adviser, Strategic Planning at Cross River State.

Ridwan Adelaja, a teacher and freelance journalist, won the maiden edition of the prize with his poem entitled BLACK IDENTITY. The prize will run for three more years, giving room for the discovery and promotion of more credible literary voices.

Read the winning poems here.

Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom

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