TWO TEENAGERS WIN THE 2023 HIASFEST STAR PRIZE

The Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation announced the winners of HIASFEST Star Prize 2023.

The winners are Saheed Sunday from Ogun State and Testimony Odey from Cross River State.

According to the foundation, these teenagers are published authors and represent some of the best in Nigeria, today. They are all past winners of poetry or prose categories of the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors.

The awards will be presented to them at the finals of HIASFEST, at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, on 21st January 2023.

HIASFEST, the largest and most rewarding teen arts festival in Nigeria and Africa is sponsored by Alhaji Bala Abdullahi Kwatu and the Aliyu Trust Foundation.

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Ojo Olumide Emmanuel is the Lead-Editor and publisher of Artnews.com.ng

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TESTIMONY ODEY WINS THE TEEN WRITERS AWARD ORGANISED BY WRITERS' SPACE AFRICA

Testimony Odey has been declared the winner of the prose category with her story “Juicy Life” for the African Teen Writers Award organised by Writers' Space Africa. The contest is for 13-16yrs old teenagers in Africa. It is worth $100.

The 16-year-old novelist won 2nd position in the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors at HIASFEST 2021 which led to the publication of her novel, Uloma. She also won the 1st position in the same category for 2022 with another publication underway for this.

She is a member of the Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation and was recently appointed as a member of the Literature voices team, a literary journal of the foundation.

Congratulations to her and best wishes for the years ahead!

Author

Ojo Olumide Emmanuel is the Lead-Editor and Publisher of Artnews.com.ng

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AFRIKA-WRITES WORKSHOP BEGINS TOMORROW

The convener of Afrika-Writes and author of the Poetry Collection “We Sing Water”, Oko Owi Ocho has announced that the Afrika Writes 2022 begins tomorrow with Poetry Workshop with Su’eddie Vershima Agema and a virtual keynote by Dr Myles Ojabo.

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