A poetry and essay competition has been instituted by renowned filmmaker and the President of Association of Movie Producer and Founder of African Movie Academy Awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe to celebrate the 50th birthday of Tokunbo Wahab, the Special Adviser on Education to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu.
According to Anyiam-Osigwe, the essay and poetry anthology is a form of appreciation to Wahab, whose indelible footprints has been widely celebrated in the education sector in the state, especially the giant strides in tertiary education.
Speaking further on the project, she disclosed that turning 50 is a major milestone in the life of anyone and there’s no better way to show appreciation to a friend like Tokunbo who himself is very passionate about education and a lover of poetry than to come up with a competition like this one, whereby students who have a flair for writing can be encouraged and rewarded. Wahab himself is a logophile whose love for words and poetry is well known to those close to him.
The theme of the anthology is ‘’Education as the Essence of a good foundation” and entrance for the competition is already opened and those turning in their entries must relate to or revolve around the theme. Essays/Reviews are not to exceed 500 words, while poetry is not to exceed 30 lines.
Submission is free and open to undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics. All entries are to be sent to [email protected] and are opened between May 17 and June 17, 2022.