The Etisalat Prize for Literature celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book [over 30,000 words] was published in the last twenty four  months.
Authors and their publishers can be based anywhere in the world. The winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature receives £15,000, and a high end device. In line with our vision of promoting upcoming writers, Etisalat will sponsor a book tour to three African cities. The winning writer will also embark on the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia mentored by Professor Giles Foden (author of The Last King of Scotland) which will include significant opportunities to meet other writers, publishers and most importantly work on their second book. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is unique in that it also aims to promote the publishing industry at large and will therefore purchase 1000 copies of all shortlisted books which will be donated to various schools, book clubs and libraries across the African continent.
The ‘Rhyme and Reason Company’ is a youth focused organization with a goal of deliberately creating wholesome content and opportunities for youth development and expression, especially in the Arts. Over the past three years, with a focus on Spoken Word, Poetry and Rap Music has successfully hosted two first-of-its-kind concert events featuring local and international artists, to the appreciation of over 2000 youths.
This year, we would be bringing to you for the first time in Nigeria, a Spoken Word and Rap Musical
Featuring: Ezekiel Azonwu, Daboomsha, Ami [Provabs], Gamie and many more.