Nigerian Writers Awards Press Release / Final Nominees List

The Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) is a project set to reward excellence, create a synergy between budding and established writers in Nigeria and to brand the Nation positively through the skills of writing using the media; more so to celebrate Nigerian Writers.  It is a yearly event and the first-of-its-kind awards for all writers of different genres in Nigeria to come together and celebrate their successes over the year.

It is also platform to recognize and commend those who have done well in different fields of writing and have contributed to the upliftment of the society.

The award considered nominations of writers who have proven their worth and commitment in writing for activities in the following period under review: January 2014- May 2015. Entries were received from individuals, private sectors, civil society or government and will be rewarded based on the categories. Business writer of the year, Political writer, Entertainment writer, News writer, Feature writer, Blog writer, Health writer, Sports writer, Script writer, Song writer (RnB, Pop, Indigenous), Poetry writer (Written, Spoken words), Campus writer, Indigenous writer (Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin), Fiction writer, Non-fiction writer, Faith-based writer, Motivational writer, Romance writer, Child/teenage writer, Diaspora Writer, Young writer of the year, Writer of the year.

There was thorough screening on nominees, the evaluation was based on the criteria; Originality, Creativity, and Impart. The Award Jury is composed of individuals of high moral stature with demonstrated commitment to the ideals of the Nation and who have distinguished themselves in their respective writing fields and covers virtually all category of writing.

The 2015 Award ceremony is scheduled to hold on the 6th of February 2016 at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island Lagos. Red carpet and exhibition starts by 4pm and the main event kicks off at exactly6pm.

Strictly by invitation, dress code- touch of red.

To receive an invitation, further enquiries, support, or have a stand for exhibition/roll-up banner at the event contact: +2348069090340, +2349081672181, email; info@nigerianwritersawards.com.

 

                  NIGERIAN WRITERS’ AWARDS 2015 NOMINEE LIST

 

  1. SPORTS WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • VICTOR PELE SUNDAY AKHIDENOR (THE CABLE)
  • SHINA OLUDARE CHARLES (GOAL.COM)
  • SAMUEL OLUWAGBEMI AHMADU (GOAL.COM)
  • JAMES AGBEREBI (COMPLETE SPORTS)
  • PIUS AYINOR (PUNCH)
  • ARUKAINO UMUKORO (PUNCH)
  • BAMIDELE BOLUWAJI (COMPLETE SPORTS)
  1. ENTERTAINMENT WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • ABIOLA ALABA PETERS (NEW TELEGRAPH)
  • KEHINDE AJOSE (VANGUARD NEWSPAPER)
  • TONY OGAGA ERHARIEFE (CITY NEWS)
  • SHAIBU HUSSEINI(THE GUARDIAN)
  • JOEY AKAN (PULSE.NG)
  • KAYODE ALFRED (THE NATION NEWSPAPER)
  • TOFARATI IGE (E-247)
  • OLUSEYI CASTON DADA (ACADA MAGAZINE)
  • ADEDAYO SOWEMIMO (NET-NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT TODAY)
  1. FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • ERIC DUMO ( PUNCH NEWSPAPER)
  • CHRISTIE UZEBU (THE UNION)
  • TOLUWANI  ENIOLA (PUNCH)
  • JENNIFER EHIDIAMEN (RURAL REPORTERS)
  • IBANGA ISINE (PREMIUM TIMES NEWSPAPER)
  • TAYO OGUNBIYI (L.STATE MIN. OF INFORMATION)
  • SEUN AKIOYE (THE NATION NEWSPAPER)
  1. BUSINESS WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • HOPE MOSES-ASHIKE (BUSINESS DAY)
  • PATRICK ATUANYA (BUSINESS DAY)
  • MADUKA NWEKE (THE SUN)
  • FEMI ASU (PUNCH)
  • OBINNA EMELIKE (BUSINESS DAY)
  • ADEDEJI ADEMIGBUJI (THE NATION)
  • ANTHONY OSAE-BROWN (WRITER’S BUREAU, UBA GROUP)
  • COLLINS NWEZE (THE NATION)
  1. POLITICAL WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • CHUKWUEMEKA EGBERASE OKECHUKWU
  • ABDULLATEEF ALIYU (DAILY TRUST )
  • JAPHETH OMOJUWA(OMOJUWA.COM)
  • TOLU OGUNLESI
  • CHINEDU GEORGE NNAWETANMA (SAHARA REPORTERS)
  • OKEYNDIBE
  • ENIOLA AKINKUOTU (PUNCH)

 

  1. CAMPUS WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • AHANEKU EKENE (THE NATION-CAMPUSLIFE)
  • ASADU, CHINEDU NNAMDI (THE SUN NEWSPAPER)
  • JENNIFER UMEH (THE NATION-CAMPUSLIFE)
  • AGADA DANIEL (FREEMAN FOR YOUTH)
  • YABAGI MOHAMMED AHMED (THE NATION-CAMPUSLIFE)
  • EZEKIEL EFEOBHOKHAN (THE NATION-CAMPUSLIFE)
  • FESTUS IYORAH (NIGERIAN TRIBUNE-CAMPUSBEATS)

 

  1. BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
  2. Entertainment/information category
  • KEMI FILANI
  • EMEH ACHANGA (MISSPETITENAIJABLOG.COM)
  • LINDA IKEJI BLOG
  • LADUN LIADI
  • AGBOS BLOG
  • OLU FAMOUS
  • TONI KAN (SABINEWS.COM)
  • OMOJUWA JAPHETH (OMOJUWA.COM)
  • COM
  • OLORI SUPERGEL
  • STELLA DIMOKO KORKUS
  • AYENI ADEKUNLE SAMUEL (THENET.NG)

 

  1. BLOGGER OF THE YEAR Literary  (blog writer)

 

  1. ROMANCE WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • ECHENIM JOHN(LIKE A BUBBLE)
  • UFUOMA OTEBELE (COM)
  • FUNMI AKINGBADE (PUNCH NEWSPAPER- SEX AND SEXUALITY)
  • FRANCIS EWHERIDO (VANGUARD NEWSPAPER)
  • KEMI AMUSHAN( LOVE AND LIFE- GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER)
  • KIRU TAYE (HIS TREASURE)
  • UNOMA NWANKWOR (WHEN YOU LET GO/ A SCOOP OF LOVE)
  • IBITOLA OJOYE-ADEBAYO (ACCEPTANCE)
  • CHIOMA IWUNZE (FINDING LOVE AGAIN)

 

  1. INDIGENOUS WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • OLAYIWOLA ALAGA (ALAROYE NEWSPAPER-YORUBA)
  • TOYIN AGBOLADE (ALARIYA NEWSPAPER-YORUBA)
  • BASHIR LIMAN (AMINIYA “DAILY TRUST”-HAUSA)
  • ERIATA ORHIBABOR (NAIJA LANGUEJ)
  • CHIDI IGWE (IGBORADIO.COM-IGBO)
  • IZUNNA I. OKAFOR (AJỌ ENYI-IGBO)

 

  1. HEALTH WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • TOLUSE FRANCIS (COM)
  • SYLVESTER IKHISEMOJIE (THE PUNCH)
  • OLU DONALD (NUTRITION-SUN NEWSPAPER)
  • FEMI KUSA (NATURAL REMEDIES)

·         DAMI DANIEL (HEALTH MISSIONARY)

 

  1. FICTION WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • TEJU COLE (OPEN CITY)
  • TOMI ADESINA
  • CHIBUNDU ONUZO
  • OBIANUJU IJEKPA
  • CHIDERA NNEOMA OKOLIE (WHEN SILENCE BECOMES TOO LOUD)
  • GERALDINE IHEME (DISFIGURED EMOTIONS)
  • CHIGOZIE OBIOMA (THE FISHER MAN)
  • HELON HABILA (OIL ON WATER)
  1. NON-FICTION OF THE YEAR
  • AMANDA EPE (FLY GIRL)
  • ONYEKA NWELUE(HIP-HOP IS ONLY FOR CHILDREN )
  • OBINNA UDENWE
  • ENUMA OKORO
  1. 14. SHORT STORY (SERIES) WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • OBINNA UDENWE (HOLY SEX)
  • C. OSONDU (CAMPUS LOVE)
  • AYODELE OLOFINTUADE (ADUNNI)
  • EUGENE ODOGWU (SHADOW-IYANIBI)
  • TOMI ADESINA (FOLA KING)

 

  1. POETRY WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • QUEEN TAWAKALTU OYINLOYE (WORDS IN THE CUPBOARD)
  • CHIJIOKE AMU NNADI
  • KOLADE OLANREWAJU FREEDOM (PUNCTURED SILENCE)
  • NKEMJIKA CHRISTIEN (BEYOND DIALOGISMOS)
  • OLAWALE FAMODUN (POEMS OF REDEMPTION)
  • ERIATA ORHIBABOR
  • KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (WHAT CAN WORDS DO?)
  • OYIN OLUDIPE
  • IBIDUNNI DAMILOLA
  • JUMOKE VERISSIMO
  • SOJI COLE
  • SEYE KUNYINU (THINGS I WANTED TO TELL YOU IN OTHER WORDS)
  • TOLU AKINYEMI (YOUR FATHER WALKS LIKE A CRAB)

 

  1. SPOKEN WORD POET OF THE YEAR

 

  • ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU
  • JAMES ADEMUYIWA
  • KEMI ISLAMIYA BAKARE (KEMISTREE)
  • OLULU HOLLOWAY
  • EFE PAUL AZINO
  • UCHE UWADINACHI
  • SOONEST NATHANIEL
  • TORPEDO MASCAW
  • ENIGMATIC OLUMIDE
  • DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE
  • GRACIANO ENWEREM
  • SAGE HASSON

 

  1. POETRY PROMOTER

 

  • OLULU (WAR OF WORDS)
  • TORPEDO MASCAW ( FREEDOM HALL)
  • DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE ( OPEN MIC- ABUJA)
  • KEN IKE (EKO POETRY SLAM)
  • KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (WORDS RHYTHM AND RHYMES)
  • ERIATA ORHIBABOR (POETS IN NIGERIA)
  • EFE PAUL AZINO (WS80/LABAF)
  • AJ DAGGA TOLAR (FREEDOM SPOKE WORDS)
  • GRACIANO ENWEREM (SEAVIEW POETRY CLUB )
  • ENIGMATIC OLUMIDE (BE BLESSED)

 

  1. DIASPORA WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • ADEOLU EMMANUEL ADESANYA
  • AMANDA EPE
  • CHIKA UNIGWE
  • TEJU COLE
  • HELEN MUKORO
  • TOLULOPE POOPOLA
  • IBITOLA OJOYE-ADEBAYO
  • ENUMA OKORO
  • NNEDI OKOROAFOR
  • MYNE WHITMAN
  • LARA DANIELS

 

  1. YOUNG MOTIVATIONAL WRITER OF THE YEAR

 

  • CHINELO OKPARANTA (HAPPINESS LIKE WATER)
  • AKINOLA SHADRACK (LOCATE YOUR RAINBOW)
  • MUHAMMED ABDULLAHI TOSIN (NAIJA WRITERS’ COACH)
  • OLA ABRAHAM EMMANUEL
  • OMOLARA OGUNDIPE-LESLIE

 

  1. FAITH-BASED WRITER OF THE YEAR
  • UGOCHI ORITSEJOLOMISAN (UGOCHI-JOLOMI.COM)
  • UNOMA NWANKWOR (WHEN YOU LET GO)
  • ABIMBOLA DARE ( WHEN BROKEN CHORDS SING)
  • OLU O. OJEDOKUN
  • TAIWO ODUBIYI (LOVE ON THE PULPIT)
  • YEMI ADEYEMI
  • OKEGBENRO AYODELE

 

 

  1. SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR

 

  • EMEKA MBADIWE (FOUND DEAD)
  • PATRICKIKECHUKWU NNAMANI (30 DAYS IN ATLANTA)
  • BOLA AGBAJE (GONE TOO FAR)
  • OMONI OBOLI (BEING MRS ELLIOT)
  • FRANK RAJAH ARASE (IYORE)
  • TUNDE BABALOLA (OCTOBER 1ST)
  • DARASE RICHARDS (THE ANTIQUE)
  • NICOLETTE NDIGWE
  • ITA HOZAIFE and J.K. AMALOU (A PLACE IN THE STARS)

 

  1. SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

 

 

  • ADEKUNLE GOLD
  • TIMI DAKOLO
  • DIJA
  • SOUND SULTAN
  • COBHAMS ASUQUO
  • CAPITAL FEMI
  • TIWA SAVAGE
  • ASA
  • KOREDE BELLO
  1. CHILD/TEENAGE WRITER OF THE YEAR (6-19years)
  • ADEDOTUN RICHARD ADENIRAN
  • BIYI AKANGBE
  • IRIANELE VIRTUOUS OSELUMESE (WORDPRESS.COM)
  • BINOGUN WINIFRED (BLOGSPOT.COM)
  • OYINDAMOLA VICTORIA OLOWOYO (SUCCESSEXALTATION)
  • ADAEZE IBECHUKWU (COM)
  • KINGSWILL OGHENEKENO LIGHT
  • SPLENDOUR JOE ABISOYE (EFFECT OF TERRORISM ON CHILDREN)
  1. YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR (20-26years)
  • IZUNNA I. OKAFOR
  • OYIN OLUDIPE
  • UFUOMA OTEBELE
  • CHRISTIE UZEBU
  • TOMI ADESINA

 

  1. WRITERS MOST SUPPORTIVE BRAND OF THE YEAR
  • ETISALAT NIGERIA (PRIZE FOR LITERATURE)
  • NIGERIAN BREWERIES (CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP/GOLDEN PEN)
  • COCA COLA (CAMPUS JOURNALISTS)
  • FIRST BANK NIGERIA (JOURNALISTS)
  • BRITISH COUNCIL (CREATIVE WRITING)
  • NLNG (LITERATURE)
  • PROMASIDOR (QUILL AWARDS-JOURNALISTS)

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