On the 24th of April 2016, a delightful revolution was birthed in the African literary space.
On this day, your favourite award-winning platform – The African Writers came into existence.
After months of sharing her works on Instagram and working as an online journalist in one of Nigeria’s leading newspaper, First class graduate, writer and youth coach – Faith Moyosore Agboola discovered the vacuum for a fun, innovative and impactful community like ours.
She noticed that there were a lot of young and budding writers who had dreams and lacked adequate support, motivation, trainings and networking opportunities. Simply put, writers needed a home and as such after months of heavy research, planning and consultation she decided to create The African Writers.
Since 2016 we have worked hard to deliver on our promise to fill in this vacuum and this landed us the much coveted Connect Nigeria and Union Bank’s Top 100 emerging SME award, which had us surpass 13,700 other nominees and emerged as the winner in the Arts and Literary space. We were also named one of the top 20 most innovate platforms in the Nigerian Arts and Literary space in 2018 by the Nigerian Writers Awards.
Some of our activities include:
~ Daily updates that entertain, showcase, develop and connect writers on all our online platforms.
~ Successfully held writing trainings and events. We host monthly online classes that focus on specific aspects of writing. Our favorite project is the annual African Writers Meet event which began in 2017 and holds in Lagos Nigeria every year since then. Click here to read all about the last edition.
~ Successfully organized over 21 writing challenges and competitions solely and in partnership with individuals and brands. Some notable challenges include Dead Lions Don’t Roar Challenge in which the top 10 winners were awarded cash prizes; June Prompt AWNC Challenge which also awarded winners cash prizes but two lucky poets got a fully funded EP and the Why Do You Write Campaign among others.
~ Provided stellar writing and promotional services to budding and established authors. Some authors we have worked with include Tolu A Akinyemi, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Tomi Adesina.
~ Partnered with major brands to deliver online campaigns. Some of which include Sunlight Nigeria Soap Shero Campaign for writers, Sterling Bank’s Sterling At Ake Fest for Book Lovers and Lagos International Poetry Festival for Poets among others.
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