Introducing a Writing Competition – “I Know A Nigerian Star”

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We at Konnect Africa, the publishers of, an online, pan-African magazine that celebrates Africa and the great achievements of Africans in this era are delighted to announce our first (1st) Writing Competition with the Topic – “I Know a Nigerian Star” which opens on 1st October, 2013!!!

Do you know a Nigerian ‘Star’? Then, submit an original article about an individual who is MAD [making a difference] around you: in your community, school, workplace, marketplace, locale or state. It is your turn to have a go at inspiring Nigerians and Africans at large, and celebrating the Stars that you encounter on a daily basis.

Entry Requirements are:

1.    Submissions must not be less than 500 words or above 1000 words.

2.    It must be the original work of the author and include at least one picture and the contact details of the ‘Star’.

3.    Your ‘Star’ cannot include any person(s) already featured on

4.    Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of you.

A Few Tips: Your entries will be judged based on:

Originality, Creativity and the amount of credible information you have about your ‘Star.’ You can thank us later because the judges are:

Ø  Alibaba Akpobome: Ace Comedian, Creativity Addict, MC and Writer.

Ø  Chika Oduah: Freelance Journalist and Wordsmith.

Ø  Bola Essien-Nelson: Blogger and Author of the ‘Desperate Naija Woman’ Diaries and True Confession.

samsung_galaxy_note_8The First (1st) Prize winner will smile away with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet, while the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will win one A2W Verizon Tab each. In addition, the winning submissions will be published and promoted on

VerizonYou can’t wait to start writing, yeah? Just be sure to forward your finished product to, with the subject heading, ‘I Know a Nigerian Star,’ on or before Tuesday, 15th October, 2013; [which also happens to be our one year anniversary!!!]. Winners will be announced November 1, 2013, on

*By submitting articles for this competition, candidates give KonnectAfrica.Net the right to reproduce and distribute the article in printed, electronic or any other medium; and to edit as is deemed appropriate, while duly recognising its author.

*This edition of the Competition is only open to those who are resident in Nigeria. Our fans in Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Somalia etc. should watch out as future editions of this competition will be coming to other countries in Africa soon.

Got any questions? You can write it in the comments section below and you will be answered promptly. You can also send an email to, connect with us on twitter @konnect_africa and Facebook on

Enough talk already! Get writing, and let’s celebrate our Nigerian Stars as Nigeria turns 53!

This Competition is sponsored by Avenues to Wealth, IzyAir Ltd and the Sahara Foundation.

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