MARGARET SAMMY

Name: MARGARET SAMMY Book(s): AMARYLLIS: HOW CAN I GO ON?, Words Rhymes & Rhythm, 2017 Genre: Poetry Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: MARGARET SAMMY is a Nigerian poet and social crusader. Born in 2004, she began writing poems at the age of 10, greatly influenced by her teacher. Margaret’s work depicts a...

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ADAEZE IHUOMA ONUKWUE

Name: ADAEZE IHUOMA ONUKWUE Book(s): FRAILTY OF A PAMPERED SOUL, Dapado Publishing House, Markudi, 2016 Genre: Poetry Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: Adaeze Ihuoma Onukwue, author of FRAILTY OF A PAMPERED SOUL, is a Nigerian poet, teacher, editor and historian based in Abuja. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the...

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CHIOMA A. DIRU

Name: CHIOMA A. DIRU Book(s): SODALITY Genre: Prose, Poetry, Drama Awards: Nil BIOGRAPHY: CHIOMA DIRU (Nee Awani) discovered her love for writing as a child, but she only began cultivating it as an undergraduate in the University of Benin. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008 and after...

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ANITA OGBONNA

Name: ANITA OGBONNA Book(s): LETTERS TO MAMA, Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers (Ibadan), 2016 Genre: Poetry, Prose Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: Anita Ogbonna is a creative writer who aims to touch and encourage lives through written words in form of poetries and short stories. She is a prolific writer who believes...

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MARY JOY OROLA

Name: MARY JOY OROLA Book(s): THE COURAGE TO FAIL, Dapado Publishing House (Makurdi), 2016 Genre: Prose (Fiction and Non-Fiction) Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: MARY JOY OROLA is a Nigerian writer, blogger, and public speaker. She holds a Bachelors degree in English Language from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. Mary...

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AGATHA ADURO

Name: AGATHA ADURO Book(s): THE ENCHANTING & OTHER POEMS (chapbook), SEVHAGE, 2016 Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: Agatha Aduro, author of ‘THE ENCHANTING & OTHER POEMS’, a chapbook, is a medical doctor by day and literary doctor every time else. A writer across the genres, her writings have...

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SHOOLA OYINDAMOLA

Name of Author: SHOOLA OYINDAMOLA Book(s): HEARTBEAT, AuthorHouse Publishers, 2015 Genre(s): Poetry, Essays Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: Shoola Oyindamola was born in August 1997 and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. She is an author, a poet, a feminist, a mentor and a blogger. She loves to writes poems, essays and her non-classifiable...

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AWODIYA ESTHER FUNKE

Name of Author: AWODIYA ESTHER FUNKE Book(s): THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY VENTURES, 2016 Genre(s): Poetry Awards: Fellow, Ebedi Writer’s Residency (2016) BIOGRAPHY: AWODIYA ESTHER FUNKE is a Nigerian poet, author, and Sickle Cell awareness campaigner. Though a native Ilesha in Osun State, she was born in Nigeria’s economic...

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ANGEL OYINPREYE TARILA-NIKADE

Name of Author: ANGEL OYINPREYE TARILA-NIKADE Book(s): ISABELLE AND THE REWARD FOR DISOBEDIENCE, WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2016 Genre(s): Prose Awards: Nil BIOGRAPHY: Angel Oyinpreye Tarila-Nikade is a nine-year-old primary four pupil of Biedemo Premier School, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State of Nigeria. She loves storytelling, reading, singing, dancing, and kitchen chores....

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OLAYINKA ABIMBOLA EGBOKHARE

Name of Author: OLAYINKA ABIMBOLA EGBOKHARE Book(s): DAZZLING MIRAGE, Loud Books Publishers, 2007 Genre(s): Prose, Poetry Awards: nil BIOGRAPHY: Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. Her love for writing was brought to the fore by Mrs Ubah, one of her English teachers at the Federal Government Girls...

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