YNaija.com’s ‘Nigerian Voices’ competition continues this December | Winner gets N50,000

Following the successful completion of the debut edition of Nigerian Voices in September, YNaija.com, and the follow-up edition in October, the internet newspaper for young Nigerians has launched a new season of the competition to run through December.

The first edition attracted over 200 entries from young Nigerians telling their stories in a down to earth, unencumbered manner – reflecting the Nigerian narrative, reality and experiences.

The winner of that edition was Nnamdi Jude Atupulazi. His winning piece was ‘Tea Mornings’.


Nigerian Voices aligns with YNaija’s proposition as the official media partner for the everyday Nigerian – amplifying voices that are authentically Nigerian and help us share our common humanity in a way that validates and affirms who we are.

Twenty-two-year-old Chinaza Attamah won the second edition. His winning piece was ‘Where the Spirit goes’.

This is what Nnamdi Jude Atupulazi had to say about Nigerian Voices competition

“I feel happy. I saw the quality of stories that were submitted – they were very good stories, so to be declared winner is a thing of pride and fulfillment for me. It gives us an opportunity to tell wonderful stories about difficult pasts, so we can encourage those going through certain situations that it is not all doom and gloom, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel. It being a monthly thing is also fantastic. It’s a wonderful avenue to get to meet new friends – Frances and I went to the same school. We were in the same faculty, but I didn’t know her. I got to know her through YNaija’s Nigerian Voices.”

Please see below the criteria for submission

  • The subject of your email must be titled Nigerian Voices
  • Include your full name and working phone numbers
  • Word Count:  400 – 1, 500-word article entries
  • The theme you are required to write on is My Sexcapades
  • Send your entries to [email protected]
  • Entries that don’t meet the criteria above will be disqualified

Stories will be judged on

Narrative honesty
Originality of voice
Quality of writing – with a focus on grammar, flair, and use of language.

All entries will be published on the YNaija website.

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