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Announcing the Finalists: 2022 Prize for Satire

We are excited to finally announce the finalists for the third edition of the Prize for Satire competition. After through review and evaluation of a total of 145 entries received, we longlisted 22 entrants, earlier announced. Upon further inspection and evaluation, we are glad to announce these entrants as winners…

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by: Funminiyi Akinrinade LMAO. You may not be far from the truth if you read this in Broda Shaggi’s voice. You may wonder why I began my message to you with “LMAO”; no worries, I can feel your wandering minds from afar. It is not like you are a joke…


World Satire Day: Punocracy awards prize winners, holds webinar

The platform had earlier announced the winners of the prize, which was judged by Elnathan John, a Germany-based Nigerian author of satirical blockbuster, Be(com)ing Nigerian; and Chuma Nwokolo, a lawyer, publisher and author who wrote, among others, The Ghost of Sani Abacha.

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Odueso, Olajide, Nzere clinch top spots in 2020 satire prize contest

Oluwatimilehin Odueso, Favour Olajide, and Solomon Nzere have emerged the top entrants in this year’s prize for satire competition organised by Punocracy. Odueso’s How to raise a true believer was adjudged the overall best entry by the judges, followed by Olajide’s The Next Nigerian Leader: A reality TV show, and Nzere’s The Gospelpreneur — Letter to David.


Punocracy holds first Prize for Satire award ceremony, declares Nov. 9 World Satire Day

“We could easily tell you that according to history books, November 9, 1989, was when East Germany denounced the Berlin Wall after which German citizens tore it down, and how we want the day to fit into this narrative of freedom and absence of censorship. Or we could tell you that November 9 (11/9) is actually an inversion of 9/11 and tie this to how there are always alternative, civilised ways of venting grievances … But the truth is it is just a convenient date for us.”

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