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Ademola Enoch.

Early September, we announced the football essay contest organised by Goal.com Nigeria. We are elated to announce now that the contest has been won by a poet we published: Ademola Enoch.

Ademola Enoch is a graduate of Project Management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. An alumnus of the Ake Fiction Workshop, his writing has appeared on  African Writer  and SynCityng. In May of this year, we published his poem “Monuments.”

Enoch won in the contest’s Category 1, for final year students and National Youth Service Corps members. His essay is titled “Digital Media: A Space Nigerian Football Must Fly Into.” He will receive N100,000 and a £500 #WritingGamesNG bursary for the University of Sussex MA in Creative and Critical Writing.

One of the finalists in Category 1 is Olawole Olayinka whose story, “Unquestioned Gifts,” we published last year. And in Category 2 is Emmanuel Esomnofu whose poem, “Chanting Fire,” we also published.

Congratulations to Ademola Enoch, Olawole Olayinka and Emmanuel Esomnofu.

Read the announcement on Goal.com.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he sits on the judging panels of The Miles Morland Writing Scholarships and of The Gerald Kraak Prize. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

3 Responses to “Brittle Paper Poet, Ademola Enoch, Wins Goal.com’s Essay Contest” Subscribe

  1. Wole Olayinka October 20, 2017 at 5:46 am #

    Congrats Ademola and Emmanuel…Incidentally, I was one of the finalists in Category 1 and I have a story on Brittle Paper too.

  2. Otosirieze Obi-Young October 21, 2017 at 4:01 am #

    Hello Wole. The post has been updated. Congratulations.

  3. Emmanuel Esomnofu October 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

    Thank you, Brittle Paper. Congrats to us.

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