Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Press Release: ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ Online Writing Competition

Let's get writing people! Who is your Nigerian Star?
Konnect Africa, the publishers of KonnectAfrica.net, an online, pan-African magazine that celebrates Africa and the great achievements of Africans in this era is delighted to announce its first (1st) Writing Competition-I Know a Nigerian Star- which opens on 1st October, 2013!!!

Do you know a Nigerian ‘Star’? Then, submit an original article about an individual who is MAD [making a difference] around you: in your community, school, workplace, marketplace, locale or state. It is your turn to have a go at inspiring Nigerians and Africans at large, and celebrating the Stars that you encounter on a daily basis.

Entry Requirements are:
1.    Submissions must not be less than 500 words or above 1000 words.
2.    It must be the original work of the author and include at least one picture and the contact details of the ‘Star’. 
3. Your ‘Star’ cannot include any person(s) already featured on www.konnectafrica.net.
4. Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of you.

A Few Tips: Your entries will be judged based on:

Originality, Creativity and the amount of credible information you have about your ‘Star.’ You can thank us later because the judges are:
Ø  Alibaba Akpobome: Ace Comedian, Creativity Addict, MC and Writer.
Ø  Chika Oduah: Freelance Journalist and Wordsmith.
Ø  Bola Essien-Nelson: Blogger and Author of the 'Desperate Naija Woman' Diaries and True Confession.

The First (1st) Prize winner will smile away with a Samsung Note Tablet, while the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will win one Verizon Tab each. In addition, the winning submissions will be published and promoted on konnectafrica.net.

You can’t wait to start writing, yeah? Just be sure to forward your finished product to 

competition@konnectafrica.net, with the subject heading, ‘I Know a Nigerian Star,’ on or before Tuesday, 15th October, 2013; [which also happens to be our one year anniversary!!!]. Winners will be announced November 1, 2013, on Konnectafrica.net.

*By submitting articles for this competition, candidates give KonnectAfrica.Net the right to reproduce and distribute the article in printed, electronic or any other medium; and to edit as is deemed appropriate, while duly recognising its author.

*This edition of the Competition is only open to those who are resident in Nigeria. Our fans in Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Somalia etc. should watch out as future editions of this competition will be coming to other countries in Africa soon.

Got any questions?  Send an email to editor@konnectafrica.net or connect with us on twitter @konnect_africa and Facebook on www.facebook.com/konnectafrica

Enough talk already! Get writing, and let’s celebrate our Nigerian Stars as Nigeria turns 53!

This Competition is sponsored by Avenues to Wealth, IzyAir Ltd and the Sahara Foundation.

The only thing 'bad' about this is that I cannot participate *forming vex* Lol! But you can so go for it! And may the best entry win! Salt


  1. I should try this.... I don't know any star sha... Or must the person be popular?

    1. Hello Tommie,
      No the person must not be popular or a celeb etc. Its that unsung hero in your backyard that no one will ever sing about if you don't take this opportunity to! So get writing!!!

    2. Hello Tommie,
      The person must not be a star or a celeb; its that unsung hero in your backyard...so get writing!!!

  2. Is it for people in Nigeria only? Can Nigerians outside Nigeria enter the competition? We don't want to wast our time. Thank you!

    1. Hello Anonymous, Let me ask the organizers and come back to you.

    2. OK, have confirmed and its only for Residents of Nigeria only. It will be difficult to manage shipping the prizes if you win......

  3. Anonymous, update for you! KA says you can compete as long as you have someone in country to collect your prize for you if you win....So get writing o!!!!


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