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Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by MoneyMan5: 3:59am On Aug 10
A Nigerian writer, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, has won the 9mobile Prize for Literature and received £15,000 cash award.

Ayọ̀bámi’s work titled ‘STAY WITH ME’ which was published in 2017 earned her the 9mobile Prize.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ayọ̀bámi holds BA and MA degrees in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife; and another MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia where she had been awarded an international bursary for creative writing.

She has written for the BBC, LitHub, The Guardian (UK) and many other media outlets; and was the 2017 winner of The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture.


She has also received fellowships and residencies from MacDowell Colony; Ledig House; Sinthian Cultural Centre; Hedgebrook; Ox-bow School of Arts; and Ebedi Hills.

Her text ‘STAY WITH ME’ was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize and was also longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize.

The work had also been named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.

The 9mobile Prize for Literature was created by Etisalat Nigeria in 2013 and is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first-time African writers of published fiction books.

The Prize which is awarded annually aims to serve as a platform for the discovery of new creative talent out of the continent and invariably promote the burgeoning publishing industry in Africa.

Aside a cash prize of £15,000, the winner also receives a fellowship at the University of East Anglia; while the prize also supports publishers by purchasing 1000 copies of all shortlisted books which are to be donated to various schools, book clubs and libraries across the African continent.


https://thetransverse.com/2019/08/08/nigerian-writer-ayobami-wins-15000-9mobile-prize-for-literature/

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by cenaman(m): 4:30am On Aug 10
AFONJA amaka.

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by drips8(m): 5:27am On Aug 10
She did well

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Tastemoney(m): 11:15am On Aug 10
£15000 X 450 = N6.75m

That's huge

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Chidexter(m): 11:15am On Aug 10
if only i submitted my literary work titled. Nigeria, Bad Area. na me for collect the money by now

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by hisexcellency34: 11:15am On Aug 10
This is better. It will encourage other young Nigerians to write

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Olukologia24592(m): 11:15am On Aug 10
Nice one. If na my sister, we go share am ni o
Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by honunlimited(m): 11:15am On Aug 10
Congratulations to her

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by iCauseTrouble: 11:16am On Aug 10
Nice one from Etisalat. I know some companies that reward academic excellence with bathroom slippers and #5000 naira cheque

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Opexzy: 11:17am On Aug 10
Beauty and Brain..

Say no to tribalism
Nigeria Amaka

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by MizyB(f): 11:17am On Aug 10
That's a lot of money. Nice one!
Hopefully, Organizations will consider rewarding more of 'Brain', not just 'Beauty'!

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by gatecrash123: 11:17am On Aug 10
cenaman:
AFONJA amaka.
we know who is the boss......... chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Funmmyastic(f): 11:18am On Aug 10
Nice one
Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Ningi2020(m): 11:18am On Aug 10
Some people will never be happy for her because she is yoruba. Congrats joo may the enemies of this country never know peace

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Biritiko: 11:18am On Aug 10
Yoruba amaka grin

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Biritiko: 11:19am On Aug 10
gatecrash123:

we know who is the boss......... chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wail in peace

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by TSRC: 11:19am On Aug 10
Biritiko:
Yoruba amaka grin
grin
We would sue you all for plagiarism.

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by KanuSE: 11:19am On Aug 10
Dedicated girls are rare gems.

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by BabaIbo: 11:19am On Aug 10
Nice one
Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by daddytime(m): 11:20am On Aug 10
Tastemoney:
£15000 X 450 = N6.75m

That's huge

Calculus of life...

My own win dey come. Bros abeg you go help me calculate am o.

100k USD grin

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by MrTrend(m): 11:20am On Aug 10
Congratulations sweetie wink
Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Sylraph1: 11:20am On Aug 10
smiley

CONGRATULATIONS to her
Fine girl with brain..

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by organism3(m): 11:21am On Aug 10
Hustle ooo
so that you won't need to use calculator before you know what £15000 worth in naira.

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Flashh: 11:21am On Aug 10
And they keeps increasing BBNaija winning grand prize.

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Nwaedeinya(m): 11:21am On Aug 10
congrats

Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by Noel1: 11:22am On Aug 10
Why always Igbos? cheesy

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by drey076(m): 11:22am On Aug 10
Ajonja amaka
Biafro amaka
Python dance amaka
Nigeria amaka

Everything amaka

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Re: Ayobami Adebayo Wins £15,000 9mobile Prize For Literature by uncjay(m): 11:24am On Aug 10
Congratulations to her.....


Those saying the money is too much, I hope you say the same for the morally bankrupt shows like BBN that is sweeping away and negatively conditioning the mind of the youth into oblivion.

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