YNaija.com’s ‘Nigerian Voices’ competition winners get prizes in Lagos [PHOTOS]

After a month of collating entries from across Nigeria, the editors of YNaija.com announced the winner for the month-long writing competition ‘Nigerian Voices’: Nnamdi Jude Atupulazi. His winning piece was ‘Tea Mornings’.

The first and second runners-up, Frances Ogamba and Stanley Okonkwo, joined winner, Atupulazi at the YNaija office in Lagos to pick up their prizes.

“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,” said Nnamdi Jude Atupulazi about Nigerian Voices competition. “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.”


Nnamdi receiving his Ntel device from YNaiaja columnist, Tolu Omoyeni Picture credit: Roqeebah Olaoniye
Nnamdi receiving his ntel device from YNaiaja columnist, Tolu Omoyeni / Picture credit: Roqeebah Olaoniye
Frances Ogamba and Tolu Omoyeni
First runner-up, Frances Ogamba receiving her ntel device from YNaija columnist, Tolu Omoyeni / Picture credit: Roqeebah Olaoniye

Powered by YNaija and ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Network, the essay competition seeks to share readers’ unique experiences in their own words – stories told in a down to earth, unencumbered manner, reflecting the Nigerian narrative, reality, and experiences.

Stanley Okonkwo and Ezinne Ajoku
Second runner up Stanley Chidiebere Okonkwo receiving his Ntel device from YNaijacolunmist, Ezinne Ajoku Picture credit: Roqeebah Olaoniye

group-photoThe winner of the September edition of Nigerian Voices essay competition got N50,000 courtesy of YNaija.com and telephone devices powered by ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Network.

All stories were judged by a selection from the YNaija.com editorial board – Tolu Orekoya, Isime Esene, Joachim MacEbong and Chude Jideonwo.

The competition continues this November with prizes to be won. Please send your entries to [email protected]

See below the criteria for submission

  • The subject of your email must be titled Nigerian Voices
  • Include your full name and working phone numbers

All entries will be published on the YNaija website.

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