Samuel Monye, a corps member serving in Oyo, on Monday emerged winner of the senior category of the maiden edition of Quramo Writers’ Prize.


Arshiya, an Indian girl who has lived in Nigeria for two years, was announced as the winner of the junior category.

The announcement was made at a winners’ unveiling event at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Both Monye and Arshiya are first-time writers. They will each be rewarded with a publishing deal.


Present at the event were Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Lagos state governor, actress Kate Henshaw, and singer Lami Philips Ajayi.

One of the highlights of the winners’ unveiling ceremony was a stage play entitled ‘Ajayi, write to freedom’.

The play which told the story of Samuel Ajayi Crowther featured Kemi Lala Akindoju and Seun Ajayi in lead roles.


Gbemi Shasore, executive publisher, Quramo, wrote and produced the play.

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