SWORTE (Stories Worth Telling) presents "Entrepreneurship: The Tough Road to Striking Gold" As the title goes, the even features 3 speakers who have overcome great odds to become successful entrepreneurs, on the road to striking GOLD!
There will be an opportunity for pre-qualified guests to pitch their business ideas with a chance of a person being chosen to receive special mentorship and support from our storytellers.
Omilola Oshikoya [Author, the Richer Woman]
Lanre Olusola [Life, Mind, Emotions and Behaviour Coach]
Jadesola Osiberu [Filmmaker and Director of the Movie – Isoken]
The competition serves as a means to preserve culture by empowering young artists and emerging talent nationally. To participate, create an original piece of art made from recycled and repurposed materials to be exhibited at a public space.
The competition will reward 4 Grand Prize Winners with repurposed structures representing one of the 4 locations Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Abuja.
All 4 Grand Prize Winners will receive N1,000,000 each and a chance for a solo exhibition in one Sterling Bank public community park, roundabout or space in one of the 4 Sterling Bank zonal locations - Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Abuja.
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.