Tade Ipadeola wins the NLNG Prize for 2013 with ‘The Sahara Testaments’

Kabura Zakama Randomised

This morning, Kudo Eresia Eke GM of Corporate Affairs at the NLNG   announced the winner of this year’s prize.

Tade Ipadeola, with The Sahara Testaments, emerged winner of the biggest literary prize in Africa which comes with $100,000 cash prize after beating off stiff competition from the two other poets on the shortlist Ogochukwu Promise And Chidi Amu Nnadi.

The announcement was made at a world press conference which held at the Coral Hall of the Ocean View Restaurant in Victora Island, Lagos. 

Announcing the winning poet and collection, Kudo Eresia Eke described Tade as using “the Sahara as a metonymy for the problems of Africa and that of the whole world. It encompasses vast stores of knowledge. Demonstrates a striking marriage of thoughts expressed in the blending of sound and sense.”

Reacting to his win, Tade Ipadeola said “this is joyful news, joyful news. This is the biggest…

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