Monday 2 November 2020

2020 so far

2020 has brought about changes that were virtually unimaginable only a year ago..... COVID 19 has ravaged societies around the world. In addition to this, many lives have been lost in Nigeria in the last few weeks after the disruption of peaceful protests against police brutality. 

We commiserate with everybody who has lost a loved one.

2020 may have brought with it unprecedented challenges, but we shall overcome these obstacles! 

To part quote the brilliant statement made by Spar Nigeria after its Lekki branch was looted:

Stay focused. Be the solution. 

We're back now and shall soon resume providing you with information about incredible opportunities.

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Tuesday 31 December 2019

Overcome Obstacles

What obstacles did you overcome in 2019? What obstacles will you overcome in 2020?

Thursday 29 August 2019

Long-list for the Nigeria Prize for Literature

Long-list for the Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature announced the long-list of 11 drawn from 173 books, for the 2019 edition of the prize over a month ago. All 11 long-listed authors are in the running for winning the cash prize of $100,000 (₦36,200,000)

The 11 books on the long list of 11, in alphabetical order by the title of the book, are:

- A Hero’s Welcome by Ndidi Enenmor
- Boom, Boom by Jude Idada
- Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
- Double ‘A’ for Adventure by Anisa Daniel-Oniko
- Ginika’s Adventures by Nnena Ochiche
- Igho Goes to Farm by Anote Ajeluorou
- Mystery at Ebenezer’s Lodge by Dunni Olatunde
- Obioma: A Girl’s Journey to Self-Discovery by Nkiru Uzoh
- She Calls Him Daddy by Oladele Medaiyese
- Spurred Surprises by Lami Adejoh Opawale
- The Great Walls of Benin by O. T. Begho

A Book Party was held for the 11 authors whose books were long-listed for the 2019 Nigeria Prize for Literature, an initiative of NLNG.

Meet the Authors:

9 out of the 11 long-listed authors were present at the event while the other 2, Dunni Olatunde (author of Mystery at Ebenezer Lodge) and O.T. Begho (author of The Great Walls of Benin) joined via skype from Canada and St Kitts & Nevis respectively.

1. Anote Ajeluorou
Anote is the author of Igho Goes to Farm. When asked why he used a farm, he said:

“I am reliving my childhood experience. Going to the farm at that time was a form of punishment for me, but in reality, it isn’t. The village offers something unique that isn’t in the city. Most children do not know how maize, yam, etc, look. The main character, Igho, takes on a different experience. He is excited and encourages his siblings to go to the farm instead of Disneyland.”

2. Jude Idada
Jude is the author of Boom Boom. He said that he always aims to write stories that are multi-layered. In his book, he addresses sickle cell from the physical, emotional and mental angles.

Jude is presently working on a sickle cell foundation and aims to do his bit in changing the identity from ‘sickler’ to sickle cell warrior.

3. Ndidi Chiazor-Enenmor
Ndidi is the author of A Hero’s Welcome. She said that moonlight stories have always enthralled her, and served as inspiration for her book.

4. Oladele Medaiyese
Oladele, author of She Calls Him Daddy whose book tells the story of Julia, a young girl who lives with her mother and step-father. Julia is unfortunately molested by her step-father, who threatens her to make her keep quiet. This book chronicles the ordeal of what most children face in today’s world and offers them the power to speak out.

5. Anisa Daniel-Oniko
Anisa is the author of Double ‘A’ for Adventure. There are a lot of fascinating things about her, most obvious of which is her age; she is 12 years old, the youngest to make the shortlist in the history of The Nigeria Prize for Literature. Another fascinating thing about her is that she is home-schooled.

“I like to read fantasy and adventures, so in my book, I tried to find a way to merge both to develop my story.”

6. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Adaobi is the author of Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, a book of 330 pages which is written in a documentary style. Adaobi’s book is centered around the issue of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.

“With this book, I tried to capture my experiences working as a journalist working in the North East of Nigeria. During this time, I met with women who had been captives of Boko Haram militants, and some young men captured by the militants. It’s a non-fiction masquerading as a fiction work.”

7. Nnenna Ochiche
Nnenna is the author of Ginika’s Adventures, a six-chapter book filled with different illustrations, which tells the story of Ginika, an introverted girl who uses the power of observation to help others.

8. Lami Adejoh Opawale
Lami is the author of Spurred Surprises. The lead characters in her book are all females. She hopes to promote national unity through her work.

9. Nkiru Uzoh
Nkiru is the author of Obioma: A Girl’s Journey to Self-Discovery. Her book addresses the inferiority complex of a child. Nkiru believes that positive affirmation helps a lot, so she is using her book to pass that message across to children.

Announcement of the Shortlist

The top 3 books will be announced in September 2019.

Watch the Highlights from the Book Party:

This post originally appeared on Okada Books

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Thursday 4 July 2019

Guess The Competition: We have a winner!

Our Guess The Competition Contest has a winner! We displayed an image on Twitter showing the scrambled name of a competition listed on

The mystery competition was The Longitude Prize, an awesome competition that aims to address the problem of global antibiotic resistance. 

The first person to correctly guess the competition and win our inaugural competition was Twitter user @giantdaz74, who has since been awarded the £20 prize.

A big thank you to everyone who participated!

Sunday 16 June 2019

Guess The Competition Contest Deadline has been Extended!

Our Guess The Competition Contest Deadline has been extended to June 21, 2019!

Here are a few hints before the competition ends;

  1. ALL the letters have been scrambled. For example the 1st word doesn't have to begin with D, U, or E. It could begin with for example Z or T or N and so on. (The 1st word is made up of 3 letters, the 2nd 9 letters and the 3rd 5 letters).
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Saturday 18 May 2019

Guess The Competition is now live!

Our Guess The Competition Contest is now live!

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Saturday 16 March 2019

Changes to Competition Listings and Country Filter

Starting March 30, 2019, new competitions listed on Competition Info must be competitions that Nigerians living in Nigeria are eligible to apply for. This is part of the realignment strategy with our parent brand Naijabranch which aims to provide high quality Nigerian-themed products.

The Country (of Residence) filter will no longer be available from March 30, 2019. For registered users, personalised results will no longer be based on your country of residence (for non-Nigerian residents).

The Country (of Residence) filter will be replaced with the (Host) Country filter. This means you will still be able to carry out searches based on the Competition Host Country.

- The Competition Info Team