Sunday, 6 July 2014

Akin Bello wins Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa

 Akin Bello, a former chairman of Oyo State chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has been named winner of the fifth edition of the prestigious Wole Soyinka prize for Literature in Africa.

The award was contested by three authors, Akin Bello, Othuke Ominibohs and Toyin Abiodun, they emerged the best three out of a total of 163 works submitted from across Africa.

He was crowned by Professor Wole Soyinka, assisted by the board of the Lumina Foundation, the organisers of the prize, Governor of River State, Rotimi Amaechi and Globacom’s Head of GloWorld, Titi Ebinisi, at the grand finale of the award at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday.

The winner, Akin Bello, was born in Lagos in 1950, and educated at Oyo, Ghana and the University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife, where he obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) (Pol. Science) in the 2nd Class (Upper)


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