A lot has happened this year and it is high time we gave credit to whom it is due. Silver or gold, […]
We are excited to finally announce the finalists for the third edition of the Prize for Satire competition. After through review and […]
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We are excited to finally identify the longlisted entrants for the third edition of the Prize for Satire competition. Even though we […]
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.
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.
Winners of the prize for the literature category will be announced a week from now and will be awarded, alongside the honorably mentioned contestants, at the World Satire Day event scheduled to take place in November.
It’s been about two months since we shut the windows to applications for this year’s prize for satire writing competition and it gives us great pleasure to finally announce the longlist of 50.
“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.”
We say hearty congratulations to Jesuferanmi Igbinigie, Winlade Isreal, and Funmilayo Obasa for emerging as top entrants in the maiden Punocracy Prize […]