Nigerian Writers’ Awards 2017

Hi guys…

It’s here again! 


The 2017 edition of the prestigious Nigerian Writers’ Awards (NWA) nomination kicked off on the 29th of June to 9th of September 2016 with over 485,000 people who visited the website to nominate Nigerian Writers of different genres who have proven their worth and commitment in writing in 24 major categories. NWA considered nomination for activities in the following period under review March 2015- May 2016.

After the first phase of thorough screening on nominees here are those who made the list. Readers Votes and Judges Choice will determine the winner in each category. 

NB: Only Spoken word poetry, Writers’ most supportive brand of the year, Song writer of the year, Media house of the year, Script Writer of the year and Blogger of the year (Six categories) are eligible for voting, others will be determined by the Jury and winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony in January 2017.  

To vote, send Nominee’s name and the category eg. Amaka Ibrahim, Blogger of the year to nwaawards@gmail.com

Voting ends on the 4th of November 2016. Visit www.nigerianwritersawards.com  for more details. 
1. BUSINESS WRITER OF THE YEAR

HOPE MOSES-ASHIKE (BUSINESS DAY)

PATRICK ATUANYA (BUSINESS DAY)

OLUFISAYO SANYA  (ENTREPRENEURSHIP SECRET)

BOSE IRENONSE (INSURANCE GIST) 

FEMI ASU (PUNCH)

NIMI AKINKUGBE (A-Z OF PERSONAL FINANCE)

ADEDEJI ADEMIGBUJI  (THE NATION)
2. SPORTS WRITER OF THE YEAR

JUDITH NWABIA (THE SUN)

BAMIDELE BOLUWAJI (COMPLETE SPORTS)

SHINA OLUDARE CHARLES (GOAL.COM)

TUNDE LAIDI- (SPORTING LIFE)

GEORGE AKPAYEN (SUPER SPORTS)

SAMUEL OLUWAGBEMI AHMADU (SAVID NEWS)

JAMES AGBEREBI (COMPLETE SPORTS)

JEROME ESABUNEFE (SPORTS DAY)
     3. FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

         (Sponsored by All Seven Real Estate Limited)

ERIC DUMO ( PUNCH NEWSPAPER)

TOLUWANI  ENIOLA (PUNCH NEWSPAPER)

ABDULLATEEF ALIYU (DAILY TRUST)

NONSO ISIGUZO 

BOSE ADELAJA (VANGUARD NEWSPAPER) 

KEMI BUSARI (NIGERIAN BULLETIN)
4. ENTERTAINMENT WRITER OF THE YEAR

          (Sponsored by Caspertainment)
ABIOLA ALABA PETERS (NEW TELEGRAPH)

KEHINDE AJOSE  (NEWS GURU)

BENJAMIN NJOKU (VANGUARD NEWSPAPER)

DEJI AROLOYE (THE SUN NEWS)

ALLI MUTIAT OMONIYI (DAILY TIMES)

JOEY AKAN (PULSE.NG)
5. CAMPUS WRITER OF THE YEAR

JENNIFER UMEH (THE NATION-CAMPUSLIFE) 

FESTUS IYORAH (NIGERIAN TRIBUNE-CAMPUSBEATS)

SANYA BOLUWATIFE (THE NATION- CAMPUSLIFE)

EGUAVOEN OSAMWONYI FESTUS 

ISRAEL O. ITOTOH (PATH FINDER) 

EZEKIEL EFEOBHOKHAN (THE NATION-CAMPUSLIFE)

6. BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Entertainment/fashion/information category

    (Two winners- Judges and Audience)
OLUYEMI OKUBADEJO (ALLURINGPIECE.COM

ADEDAYO OLUBUNMI ODUBANJO- (FASHIONPHEEVA.COM).

AGBO JOSEPH (AGBOSBLOG.COM)

OLUWAKEMI YEMI OKPAKA (KEMMYOKPAKA.BLOGSPOT.COM

OLU FAMOUS (OLUFAMOUS.COM)

TUNDE OGUNNOWO (ABSOLUTEMEDIA.COM)

ODIMEGWU FRANKCESS NGOZI.- NGOZZYKA.WORDPRESS.COM

SYLVIA CHIKA WWW.SYLVIACHIKA.BLOGSPOT.COM

ANDERSON PAUL (LAZYWRITA)

LAILA IJEOMA (LAILASBLOG.COM)

MOJI DELANO (MOJIDELANO.COM)

SALLY KENNETH DADZIE (MOSKEDAPAGES.COM)

STELLA DIMOKO KORKUS (STELLADIMOKOKORKUS.COM)

KEMI FILANI (KEMIFILANI.COM)

EMEH ACHANGA (MISSPETITENAIJABLOG.COM)

LINDA IKEJI (LINDAIKEJISBLOG.COM)

LADUN LIADI (LADUNLIADINEWS.COM)
LITERARY  (BLOG WRITER) OF THE YEAR
OSEMHEN AKHIBI ( WWW.EUREKANAIJA.WORDPRESS.COM)  

CHIOMA IWUNZE (WWW.CREATIVEWRITINGNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)

AWOM KENNETH UCHECHUKWU (AWOMKENNETH)

TOMI ADESINA (TOMIADESINA.WORDPRESS.COM)

AINEHI EDORO (BRITTLEPAPER.COM)

AUSTUS OFMAT NWANNE (WWW.TYOBSTACLE.BLOGSPOT.COM)

PEARL OSIBU (PEARLOSIBU.WORDPRESS.COM)

BASHORUN OLUWASEUN-

OLUFISAYO SANYA  (ENTREPRENEURSHIPSECRET.COM)  

ABIKIAJE OJONOKA LOVINA (XPLICITMIND.WORDPRESS.COM)

OBIANUJU IJEKPA (WWW.THOUGHTSOFEDEN.WORDPRESS.COM)
7. ROMANCE WRITER OF THE YEAR

HABIBAT AMINU (AMHABYBA.WORDPRESS.COM)

SINMISOLA OGÚNYINKA- (TRUE DREAM SERIES)

UFUOMA OTEBELE (NIGERIAROMANCESTORIES.COM)

MAGGIE SMART (MAGGIEMARTSCRIBES.COM)

KIRU TAYE (THE CHALLENGE )

JAMIU ABIOLA (PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE) 

KEMI AMUSHAN ( LOVE AND LIFE- GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER)
8. INDIGENOUS WRITER OF THE YEAR

(Sponsored by National Institute for Cultural Orientation-NICO)

 

TAOFEEK AFOLABI  (ALAROYE -YORUBA)

TAYO GBOLAHAN (YOURBA MOVIES GIST)

ZAHARADDEEN IBRAHIM KALLAH (AMINIYA”-HAUSA)

IZUNNA I. OKAFOR (IGBO)

ABDULLAHI KANGALA (HAUSA)
9. HEALTH WRITER OF THE YEAR

ALLI TEMILOLA WALIU- (HEALTHSAVEBLOG.COM) 

FUNMILAYO ISHOLA-  (HEALTHJOURNO.COM)

SAM AYODEJI- (HEALTHFITNESSRESOURCE.COM) 

ANTHONY CHINEDUM – (DIETHERAPY247.COM)

TOLUSE FRANCIS- (EAT FIT/ TOLUFRANCIS.COM)

SYLVESTER IKHISEMOJIE (THE PUNCH)

 

10. FICTION WRITER OF THE YEAR

JULIUS BOKURU (THE ANGEL THAT WAS ALWAYS THERE)

OLUWASEGUN OLUFEMI FRAGILE- (LETTERS TO GOD)

OLAJUMOKE OYEYEMI (WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS)

IKIMAT SALAWU-YUSUFF (MEMORY CARD)

NWAKAEME CHINONSO

SALLY KENNETH DADZIE (THE FOURTH FINGER)

MEDICINE MAN (IBEH NWOKOCHA)

AHUBELEM AZUBIKE A. (DON’T JOIN)

AMADAK UBENG (UNDERWORLD HEAVEN)

11. NON-FICTION WRITER OF THE YEAR

SIXTUS CHETACHI IGBOKWE-(DRUM OF SUNRISE)

JAMIU ABIOLA- (THE PRESIDENT WHO NEVER RULED)

OBI OGBUAGU (WHY THEY HATE US)

NNAEMEKA N. OKERE (BLOOD AT NOON)

HAFEEZ ONITILO (THE VIRGIN)

TOSIN OLUKUADE (SON OF MY FATHER)
12. POETRY WRITER OF THE YEAR

(Sponsored by Poets in Nigeria “PIN” Initiative) 

UKAONU DORIS OBIANUJU

AYOOLA GOODNESS OLANREWAJU 

ADEDOKUN SEGUN MALIK 

QUEEN TAWAKALTU OYINLOYE  (WORDS IN THE CUPBOARD)

TOLU AKINYEMI (I LAUGH AT THESE SKINNY GIRLS)

AWODIYA FUNKE (THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER)

AKINLABI OLOLADE

ANUONYE CHIBUEZE DARLINGTON 

ABDULSALAM ABDULMAJEED OJIE 

EGBUNE OLISE VICTOR- (POEMSBYVIC)

KOLADE OLANREWAJU FREEDOM 

OLAWALE FAMODUN (POEMS OF REDEMPTION)

KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (WHAT CAN WORDS DO?)

IBIDUNNI DAMILOLA 

HABIB AKEWUSOLA

TEGA TIVERE OHWERHOYE 
Spoken word poet of the year
TITILOPE SONUGA

SOONEST NATHANIEL 

JAMES ADEMUYIWA

IQUO DIANA

CHIKA JONES

HABEEB DA BELOVED

DONNA OGUNNAIKE

ARCHANGEL

KEMI BAKARE (KEMISTREE)

PAUL WORD 

UCHE UWADINACHI 

FREEZING PAUL

POETHICK SAMURAI

NEOFLOETRY

IFEANYI PRESTIGE
iii. Poetry Promoter

KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (WORDS RHYTHM AND RHYMES)

TORPEDO MASCAW ( FREEDOM HALL)

DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE ( OPEN MIC- ABUJA)

KEN IKE (POETRY SLAM)

ERIATA ORHIBABOR (POETS IN NIGERIA)

EFE PAUL AZINO (WS80/LABAF)

AJ DAGGA TOLAR (FREEDOM SPOKE WORDS)

GRACIANO ENWEREM (FIGURES OF SPEECH)

ENIGMATIC OLUMIDE  (BE BLESSED) 

OLULU (WAR OF WORDS)
13. DIASPORA WRITER OF THE YEAR

AMANDA EPE 

TEJU COLE 

TOLULOPE POPOOLA

MAC KELLY OBISON

SAMSON MAYOWA ADEYEMI 

IBITOLA OJOYE-ADEBAYO 

UNOMA NWANKWOR

CHIGOZIE OBIOMA

NNEDI OKOROAFOR

MYNE WHITMAN 
14. MOTIVATIONAL WRITER OF THE YEAR 
ABIKIAJE OJONOKA LOVINA – XPLICITMIND.WORDPRESS.COM. 

ADENIRAN OLUWATOBILOBA EBENEZER  (AFRIBREEZE.COM)

SAMSON MAYOWA ADEYEMI (LESSONS FROM MY FATHER)

OTUONYE CHIDERA CHRISTIAN- WWW.BELIEVEALL.COM

PATRICIA OMOQUI. ( PATRICIAOMOQUI.COM) 

ADEYERA DAMILOLA

JEPHTER AKAEHIE (JEPHTERAKAEHIE.COM) 

UJU ONYECHERE ( MRUJUONYECHERE.COM)

OKECHUKWU OFILI     (OFILISPEAKS.COM)

MUHAMMED ABDULLAHI TOSIN  (NAIJA WRITERS’ COACH)
15. FAITH-BASED WRITER OF THE YEAR 

UGOCHI ORITSEJOLOMISAN (WWW.UGOCHI-JOLOMI.COM)

SINMISOLA OGÚNYINKA- (THE DAYS AFTER NIGHT) 

IFEOMA SAMUEL –(MY 30 DAYS JOURNEY TO A FULFILLED LIFE)

OTUONYE CHIDERA CHRISTIAN- (BELIEVE ALL)

UNOMA NWANKWOR  (HE CHANGED MY NAME)

DR. UGWUJI ETIGWE (DRNSMUSINGS.WORDPRESS.COM)

UJU CHRISTY OKOYE (LIVING MY LIFE)

ABIMBOLA DARE ( WHEN BROKEN CHORDS SING)
16. SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR

(Sponsored by Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria)
OMONI OBOLI (WIVES ON STRIKE) 

FUNKE AKINDELE (JENIFA’S DAIRY)

STEPHANIE OKEREKE LINUS (DRY)

KEVIN NWANKWOR (TEMPTING FATE)

KEMI ADESOYE & BOLA AGBAJE (FIFTY)

EMMANUEL OKOMANYI (76)

 17. SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR
TIMI DAKOLO 

KOREDE BELLO 

ADEKUNLE GOLD

ASA

COBHAMS ASUQUO

DAREY ART ALADE 

SIMI 

FALZ 

OLAMIDE 
18.  COMIC WRITER OF THE YEAR
KALEJAYE AKINTOBA (VISONARY)

AYODELE ELEGBE (VOTEX)

XAVIER IGHORODJE – (AVONOME)

SIMISOLA OPEODU (BLACKSMITH CHRONICLES)

WALE AWELENJE (GUARDIAN PRIME)
19. CHILD/TEENAGE WRITER OF THE YEAR (6-19years)

   (Sponsored by Ms Rose Blossom)

ADEDOTUN RICHARD ADENIRAN 

IRIANELE VIRTUOUS OSELUMESE ( OSASSTORIES.WORDPRESS.COM)

OYINDAMOLA VICTORIA OLOWOYO ( SUCCESSEXALTATION)

KINGSWILL OGHENEKENO LIGHT  (GLOBAL TEEN AMBASSADOR)

NATHANIEL INCREASE (POET)

ADANNA OTUECHERE (POET/SHORT STORY)

UCHECHI NWABIA 

IBEH LEONARD CHUKUEBUKA (TUCK MAGAZINE)

ONYEKA DABELUCHUKWU OLAMI (POET/SHORT STORY)

NWACHUKWU OLUSEGUN  (SPRING LITERARY MOVEMENT)
20. YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR (20-25years)

   (Sponsored by Insight of an Author Show)

BINOGUN WINIFRED  (WINNIETALKER.BLOGSPOT.COM) 

QUADRI ZAYNAB (PULSE.NG)

OYIN OLUDIPE (PRAXIS MAGAZINE)

CHIOMA ROSEMARY ONYEKABA (ALL TIMES MAGAZINE)

OLUYEMI OKUBADEJO (ALLURINGPIECE.COM)

ADAEZE IBECHUKWU-(WWW.ADAEZEWRITES.COM)

HABIBAT AMINU (AMHABYBA.WORDPRESS.COM)
21(i). HISTORICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

(The Winner’s Book will be previewed on the Large Screen)
THE NIGERIA CIVIL WAR-( MATTEW UZUKWU)

NIGERIAN WOMEN PIONEERS AND ICONS (BOLANLE AWE)

The president who never ruled- (JAMIU ABIOLA)

Oil wealth and INSURGENCY  IN NIGERIA (OMOLADE ADUNBI)
21(ii). AUTO/BIOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR
THE LIFE OF AN ACTRESS; MY STORY (KATE HENSHAW)

JOKES APART: HOW DID I GET HERE? (JULIUS AGWU)

MY WATCH TRILOGY BUNDLE (OLUSEGUN OBASANJO)

FROM ME TO YOU (SEUN OLOKETUYI) 

ACCIDENTAL PUBLIC SERVANT ( NASIR EL-RUFAI)

AVANT – GARDE: THE COOL DJ JIMMY JATT STORY 

ALIKO DANGOTE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE RICHEST BLACK PERSON IN THE WORLD

VERY GOOD BAD GUY – THE STORY OF INNOCENT ‘2FACE’ IDIBIA 
21 (iii). ADVOCACY BOOK OF THE YEAR
S IS FOR SURVIVOR- “SICKLE CELL” (SAMIRA HARUNA SANUSI)

BREAKING THE SILENCE-“RAPE” (ESTHER IJEWERE KALEJAIYE)

ADOLESCENCE AND GROWTH –“TEENAGE SEX” (JONJUDE OKERE)

LIFE AFTER SEXUAL ABUSE (HALIMA LAYENI)

EFFECTS OF PREMARITAL SEX (SUNDAY MOSHOOD)

22. WRITER OF THE YEAR

HELON HABILA

SEUN AKIOYE 

ELNATHAN JOHN 

ADAM ABUBAKAR

TOLU OGUNLESI

TEJU COLE 
23. WRITERS’ MOST SUPPORTIVE BRAND OF THE YEAR

BRITISH COUNCIL (CREATIVE WRITING)

NLNG (LITERATURE)

PROMASIDOR (QUILL AWARDS-JOURNALISTS).

ETISALAT NIGERIA (PRIZE FOR LITERATURE)

NIGERIAN BREWERIES (CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP/GOLDEN PEN)

COCA COLA (CAMPUS JOURNALISTS)

FIRST BANK NIGERIA (JOURNALISTS) 
24. i. MEDIA HOUSE OF THE YEAR (PRINT)

BUSINESS DAY 

PUNCH NEWSPAPER 

THE NATION NEWSPAPER

GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER 

DAILY TRUST

TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
ii. MEDIA HOUSE OF THE YEAR (TV)

TELEVISION CONTINETAL (TVC)

CHANNELS 

MITV

BEN TV

RAVE TV

SILVERBIRD
iii. MEDIA HOUSE OF THE YEAR (RADIO)

RADIO ONE

WAZOBIA FM

METRO FM

CITY FM

RADIO CONTENETAL (RC)

TOP RADIO

STAR FM

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