Awaited Shortlist for the Vweta 2023 Poetry Prize Announced
ProjectASHA has announced the shortlist for the 2023 Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize, and it is, without doubt, the most exciting one yet.
Compared to last year, the 2023 prize attracted entries from 110 young women, and powerful talents from the poetry scene. The shortlisted poets and poem titles are;
Senior Category Shortlist
Zaynab Bobi - Mist
Obasiota Ibe - Ennui
Ibukun Oluwakeyamo – Unveiling Mockery
Okoronkwo Chisom – New Anthem for the Woman
Anita Michael – Death of Silence
Susan Olalere – Hollow Cavity
Anita Nwokoji – The Dark Void
Favour Orlando – Who can serve them their dreams on a platter
Pelemo Nyajo -Children of Abyss
Olu Adedoyin – Speaking Through The Void
Roseline Mgbodichinma – To Rewrite a Life
Oathman Amina – Inside My Pain
Favour Davies – Her Essence
Junior Category Shortlist
Francis Zenom – The Voices
Husna Aleeyu – They Say
The unveiling of the list has generated positive buzz across social media, with many excited about the review judge’s selection, demonstrating skillfulness despite the rigorous selection process.
The thirteen senior and two junior finalists were selected from an earlier longlist of 150 entries and are 99% first-time participants. The winners of the prize, which will be announced after the grand event, will receive cash awards in the total of N500,000 and a certificate of participation. Previous winners of the prize include; Juliet Nnaji, Favour Idaka Imoke, Obasiota Maryhilda Ibe and Jemmy Benson for Junior Category.
Register here to attend the final event.