Call for Application: Bodley Head – Financial Times Essay Prize 2016 for Long-form Essay Writing [£1,500 Prize plus Subscription to Financial Times], Deadline: 29th January, 2017

folio-babodleyThe Bodley Head-Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing, and has led to many new and exciting opportunities for winners and runners-up. Hedley Twidle, winner of the very first prize, is now a regular contributor to the FT and other outlets including the New Statesman. Adnan Sarwar, 2013’s winner, has written widely for the press in the UK. Edward Posnett won in 2014 for his essay ‘Eiderdown’ and has his first book, Harvest, due for publication with The Bodley Head in 2017. Last year’s winner, Laurence Blair, has also recently been signed up by The Bodley Head to write his first book, which expands on his 2015 prize-winning essay ‘Dreams of the sea’.

The competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old who would like their work to be read and judged by author Simon Schama, Stuart Williams [publishing director, The Bodley Head], Rachel Cugnoni [publisher, Vintage], Alec Russell, [editor, FT Weekend], Rebecca Rose [deputy books editor, FT] and literary agent Georgina Capel of Georgina Capel Associates.londretan-banner1

Benefits: –

The winner will receive:  £1,000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head

– A mentoring session with The Bodley Head and Financial Times

– A subscription to, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head

– Two runners up will win: £500 each and an e-publication with The Bodley Head

– A digital subscription to FT Weekend, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head


Deadline: 29th January, 2017 

Click to read more – Bodley Head-FT+Essay+PRIZE2016amb


African Student Film Festival [ASFF] 2016, Theme: “CHANGE: Film as a tool for change in Africa”, Venue: UNESCO Reference Center, Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, Date: 17th – 19th Oct., 2016

fb_img_1475607248123Theme: “CHANGE: Film as a tool for change in Africa.”

African Student Film Festival is an annual Pan-African festival targeted at discovering, encouraging and rewarding African young film makers and helping them to get funds and grants. With six days intensive training and workshop on various film making techniques, participants will learn from participants what will make them masters of their own.

African Student Film Festival after the 2015 Edition decided to be a Traveling Pan-African Student Film Festival. The reason why we decided on this is, since ASFF is a student event, it should be held in Higher Institutions to get more students participation and involvement.

Venue: UNESCO Reference Center, Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

Programme Schedule Day 1 Tuesday 17th Oct., 2016

Accreditation and Workshop starts. [Cinematography/ Directing] –  9:00am to 12noon

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Festival Opens – National Anthem / Laspotech Anthem – 1:00pm

Chairman Planning Committee – 5mins

Rector’s opening speech – 10mins 

Governor’s Speech – 10mins

—Dance— – 5min

Festival initiator speech – ‘Why the Festival’- 5mins 

— Dance Break — 5mins 

Festival Theme paper presentation – Fidelis Duker – 20mins 

—Dance Break—

Vote of Thanks – 3min Networking Film slot by LASPOTECH

Screening of Films Entries

Day 2 – Wednesday 18th Oct., 2016

Workshop starts. [Cinematography/ Directing] –  9:00am to 12noon


Panel discussion:  ‘Why are Festivals important’ [Hussieni, Didi Cheeka, Mike Praise] – 1:15pm


How to prep for a Job Interview – 1: 45

Women Discussion Forum [Funmi Aofiyebi, Grace Agu, Bose Oshin] – 2: 30


DG Copyright Commission of Nigeria – 2: 35

Why do we need Lawyers in Showbiz? – 3: 00


Festival AWARDS – 3: 30

Entertainment – D.J  

Festival End

For detailed information about this event click – ASFF+2016 


4th Edition of the World Entrepreneurs Day! Theme: “THE DREAMER”, Date: 19th August, 2016, Venue: University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba, Lagos, Time: 9:00am

wardrobes bannersssentre dayWorld Entrepreneurs Day is a platform for young entrepreneurs and renowned Entrepreneurs, Industry captains and Business Associates to discuss topics bordering on:

Youth aspirations and employability,

Life of an entrepreneur,

Entrepreneurial culture and the vital role entrepreneurship plays in assisting the nation to become more competitive and reduce unemployment thereby creating an economically

Socially and environmentally sustainable future.

Expected to speak at this event includes:  

Chude Jideonwo – Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Red Africa  

Dr. Kunbi Wuraola – Principal Consultant of Discover Your Potential Ltd

Opunimi Akinkugbe – Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd  

Gbenga Sesan – Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria  

Adeola Ogunkolade – Founder/Volunteer of AFEDC  

Lanre Tyson – Chief Errand Officer of MSQUAD  

Igwe Tobias – Chief Operating Officer of Speedmeals Catering Ltd  

Mofolusade Sonaike – Chief Executive Officer of Trezorlandia  

Chuks Ajali – Author, Entrepreneur

Bukola George -Managing Partner of Glades Consulting

To register click – World+EntrepreneursDay+2016+REGISTRATION+FORM

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Call for Application: “Short Story Day Africa Prize”, Theme: Migrations, Deadline: 31st July, 2016

ssda-prize-submissions-image_20150208The Short Story Day Africa Prize is an African writing prize open to African citizens, permanent residents of African countries, or second generation Africans living in the diaspora only. Unpublished works between 3000-5000 words in response to the theme are eligible for the prize.

1st prize R10 000 [approx US$500] 

2nd prize R2 000 [approx US$125]

3rd prize R1 000 [approx US$60]

In addition three emerging writers will receive a 20 week online creative writing course. These will be selected from the long list or slush pile.

The twenty-one long listed stories will be published in the annual Short Story Day Africa anthology, and selected stories entered into The Caine Prize for African Writing [£10 000].

Submission close 31st July, 2016.

Apply here: Shortstory+Day+Application+Africa2016

for more info click – Shortstory+Day+Africa2016 socialprefect-1468414078354

“Write Your Way to FAME Workshop!”, Date: Saturday 10th, September 2016 Time: 10:00am Venue: Financial Literacy Resources Centre: 92 Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Opp. Sky Bank, Surulere Lagos, WHO CAN ATTEND: Writer, Authors, Publishers, Professional Speakers, Journalists, Editors, Proofreaders, and all who desires to make a living through writing

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Every aspiring Writer, Authors, Publishers, Professional Speakers, Journalists, Editors, Proofreaders, and all who desires to make a living through writing.


  • In this conference we shall unravel the secrets of:
  • How to become a celebrated writer. 
  • How to develop your writing skills.
  • Can a Writer Become a Celebrity?
  • Unraveling the Secrets of Writing a Great Novel.
  • How to become an international writer.
  • How to attract international publishers to publish your work.
  • How and where to source for information as a writer.
  • How and where to find an editor and a proofreader to work on your manuscript.
  • How to market your writing skills. How to choose a Title for your book. How to become a self-publisher. 
  • How to attract and sell over 1000 copies of your books within a month through marketing.
  • How to write and publish a book within 30 days.
  • How to get an ISBN number for your book.
  • 10 errors every writer must avoid.
  • 10 websites on which you can market your writing skills.
  • The great writing secrets all writers have in common  


Damilola Oluwatoyinbo – click ASKDAMI.COM for more info on him

Ebuka Ewuzie, a Nigerian based Ghost writing expert and publisher.  He has written several books and has been helping people to publish their books. Ebuka is a sought after motivational speaker and more.

Paago Aleele Imabel, an inspirational author, motivational speaker, life coach, and Organizational strategy consultant. He is the initiator of Save Nigerian Schools, and the 9ja Bible Project – a street level translation of the Bible into Nigeria’s lingua franca – Pidgin English. He consults for several organizations including leading banks in Nigeria and enjoys speaking to youths and business executives. His experience cuts across banking, maritime, organizational culture and strategy development and church consulting. 


  • You will get 50% discount for purchasing all of our materials/books 
  • You will have a good discounted price for publishing any of your book(s) with our publishing firm.
  • You will get 1month of free personal mentorship.
  • We will offer a 20% discount for any transcription job with us.
  • We will help get your book on Amazon kindle, where your books will sell all over the world if you publish your book with us.
  • A professional Proofreading and editing of your manuscript before going to the press.  
  • And lots more.


N10, 000 only.  Participants who pay on or before Friday, August  stands to get a 25% discount slash from us, this amount to N7, 500 only. Hurry and maximize this opportunity.   

To be a part of this;

KINDLY PAY INTO the account details provided


Account number: 0126312866 [GTBANK]

Send your deposit slip number and name to 08098078294 after payment has been made.

Enquires: call Amaka 08092030462, 08066786250. Email: 

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Retail Convergence, Date: 16th April, 2016, Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm, Venue: iDEA Hub – 296 Herbert Macaulay Road, Lagos, Nigeria, Ticket: FREE!

retial conferenceRetail convergence is the gathering of retailers of all sizes as well as retail servicelondretan banner providers to discuss industry trends, challenges, opportunities and the role technology plays in the future of retail in Nigeria and Africa.

Date: 16th April, 2016  

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm  

Venue: iDEA Hub – 296 Herbert Macaulay Road, Lagos, Nigeria

For Ticket click – Retail+Convergence