Sunday 6 July 2014

Akin Bello wins Soyinka Literature Prize

Yesterday, a Nigerian author, Akin Bello was declared winner of the 5th edition of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa during the grand finale held at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Akin Bello (left) receiving his prize from Prof Wole Soyinka (right)

Bello’s play titled The Egbon of Lagos won the prize money of $20,000. Bello's work beat the two contenders Toyin Abiodun (The Trials of Afonja) and Othuke Ominibohs.

A 10 long list had been selected out of 163 entries from 17 African countries, in which Nigeria had 128 from the lots.

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