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Events

Young Female Writers Wanted.

 

No, it’s not an ad. Well, not in the way you’re thinking.

 

Truth is, there’s no better time than right now to be a female writer. Why?

 

So YMCA Lagos decides to do a short story competition for young female writers. And it is simple and straight forward – it is a simple encouragement/opportunity to speak up, tell your stories and let your voices be heard.

 

Don’t take my word for it tho. Check out the flyer below:

 

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So – let me not ask the obvious but – what are you still reading for?!

 

Thank you.

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Write Right Right Now!

 

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What makes a good story?

This and a lot other questions are what me and some of the most brilliant literary minds around will be answering at an intense one-day creative writing workshop. Tagged ‘The SWA Creative Writing Workshop’ and organized by the SW Advantage Resources in partnership with Okadabooks. Featuring an extensive who’s who list of writing, it is guaranteed to be quite the experience. I myself will be teaching on Creative Fictional Prose. 

 

Peep details below!

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
Date: 26th May, 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Somewhere within the VI/Lekki axis.
Aim: To give creative writers the opportunity to learn from some of the best literary minds in Nigeria in an environment where they can interact freely, ask questions and as much as possible, seal profitable deals.
We are particular about helping them realize that creative writing is a big deal and they should be able to project that feeling of importance to the society and their clients.
Program Highlights:
1. Breakout workshops for each genre.
Each session will last for 90mins and all the sessions will run concurrently so participants can attend only one session. However, we hope you will have training content that can be gifted to every participant.
2. Panel session on writing profitably in Africa. Here, all members of the faculty will be asked questions (by the audience and host) designed to help us learn how to profit from our writing skills in Africa. Your invaluable experience will be an asset here.
3. Panel session on traditional publishing, online publishing, editing and marketing.
4. Networking session. Over lunch, while taking pictures and almost throughout the event, we hope to create an atmosphere for participants to loosen up and connect with you.
Our Faculty:
Efe Paul Azino (poetry),
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Wole Oguntokun (stage play),
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Tomide Olukuade (non-fiction prose),
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Madonna Robinson (screen writing)
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And yours truly;
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Panelists:
Okechukwu Ofili (Book marketing),
Edirin Edewor (Online publishing),
Ini Akpan (Editing),
Jite Efemuaye (Traditional publishing).
A number of interesting bonuses are also included!!!
Fee: #65,000 Early bird – #50,000
Register HERE.

the underline academy, story wars I and a warning of things to come.

 

This is where we fight for the right to express.

 

Here we go again. But this time, it’s me with a new product from a known team.

 

In collaboration with Metamorph, our business consulting company, we’re putting together something known as *drum roll*

 

the underline academy

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Thank you for the warm applause. I’m humbled.

 

the underline academy was created out of a need to help writers/creatives maximize their earning potential, making the most of their gifts and abilities. It started as a mashup exercise – a combination of several courses of interest with the intent of seguing into more specific courses and training as the school advances.

Bottom line: this is here to stay.

 

The first in a number of training programs is story wars I. It is a mashup of almost everything I know as far as writing goes (songwriting would have been in there but people prefer screenwriting so) with some really professional people instructing the classes.

 

But – Don’t take my word for it. Check this out:

 

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Sure looks good don’t it?

 

 

Well. Invest in now.

 

To find out more visit: the underline academy


Keep Calm and Shit With Sense

This Should Have Come Earlier.

I Apologise. Some small details kept me from sharing since.

Make we no long talk again:

 

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Bedouin, a Lagos-based Creative Media Firm is on a mission to put an end to open defecation in Nigeria through its “Shit With Sense” campaign.

 

 

Open defecation puts people at risk of contracting quite a number of diseases, which often lead to deaths. For instance, in 2013, over 340,000 children under 5 years died from diarrhoea resulting from lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.

 

 

The aim is to improve the toilet and sanitary conditions of the average Nigerian.

 

 

You can join in this campaign by spreading the word as much as you can, as far as you can and as fast as you can, for a worthy cause. But there’s also something in it for you as well. You can stand a chance to win some gift items by taking the following steps:

 

 

  1. Follow @bedouinnation and @shitwithsense on twitter or @swslagos on Instagram.
  2. Write a funny short story in your notes on your phone that you think will help pass the message #ShitWithSense. Or create a funny short video with the message.
  3. Take a screenshot and tweet the photo at both handles with the hashtag #ShitWithSense or upload the video on Instagram with the hashtag #ShitWithSense and tag us as well.
  4. Get your friends to retweet you on twitter or like your video on instagram
  5. The funniest story and video with the highest retweets/reposts and likes gets a prize.

 

 

From Thursday, 19th November, World Toilet Day to Thursday, 3rdDecember, this contest will be on. You’ve got two weeks to gather your votes and the winners will be announced on Friday the 4thof December. So hurry! Start writing, start recording and start sharing. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #ShitWithSense and be sure to keep tweeting at us! Good luck!

 

Are you still here?! Get to tweeting!


Giveaways: At The Mainland Book Club

These guys are family.

And in the way of family – we don’t always call or text. We hardly stay in touch.

But I got them. And they can say the same of me.

So there’s this thing they’re doing…

Free giveaways.

Make I no too talk. Read poster for details.

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Lets Go There.


The TEDex Rape Talk

I had the privilege of speaking at the first TEDx Unilag event earlier this year – and I spoke on an issue that matters to me; an issue that affects all of us – whether we know it or not.

Rape and Rape Culture In Nigeria.

You can watch the video here – and share your thoughts, opinions and so on.

Also share with your friends, so they can share with theirs.

Thank you!