Oloyede Michael Taiwo emerges as the winner of the Prof. Akachi Ezeigbo Prize for Literature in Poetry.

The winner of the Prof. Ezeigbo Akachi Prize for Literature in the Poetry category has been announced; Oloyede Michael Taiwo emerged as the winner of the prestigious Prize for his book – Lagos is killing me. The prize founded by the fabulous Dr. Onyeka Nwelue, Oxford, SOAS and Cambridge University visting scholar. The prize was at the behest of the James Currey Society and Abibiman Publishing based in the UK. Dr. Ifeoma Odinye directed the literary prize, to celebrate the literary exploits and honour of the reverred mother of modern African literature, Prof. Akachi Ezeigbo. An event was held to celebrate her at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka where the winners of all the prize categories were subsequently announced. There were performances, readings and panel sessions held in her honour – and to highlight her contributions and meritious service and influence in the literary and cultural space. Winners also emerged in other categories as announced by the founder. Oloyede Michael Taiwo is a literary critic, playwright, management consultant, editor and the curator of Lagos Poetrython and Arts Fest.

Embleton and Prof. Ezeigbo Akachi
Ifeoma Odinye, Director of Prof. Akachi Ezeigbo Prize for Literature.

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