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Ms. Aisha Wakaso the CEO of aishawakasoblog.com.ng is endowing a monthly poetry prize (online) of N20, 000 starting from November 2019. She gave the initial payment of eight months, yesterday. The prize is in honour of her Late father, Captain Mohammed Wakaso from Niger State.
Madam Aisha who is the current Chief Press Secretary to the Wife of the Governor of Niger State, Dr. Amina Abubakar has other plans for participants. The first ten poems in each month shall qualify for the annual anthology of poetry to be published from the contest which shall be presented to the public.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, I wish to extend our gratitude to the veteran journalist, child’s right activist, girl-child promoter, matron of Niger youths, fearless public affairs commentator, social crusader who has found it necessary to support arts in Nigeria. In the history of our Foundation only two females have step forward to intervene; Teresa O. Ameh from Kogi State who publish a member’s book in 2016 and Aisha Wakaso from Niget State with her monthly poetry prize.
The Wakaso Monthly Poetry Contest is open to all Poets in Nigeria, especially young ones. Details on the monthly contest would be announced soon. Meanwhile, the themes will cover areas of interest of our sponsor, specified above.
The Coordinator for this prize is Olumide Emmanuel Ojo.
This is to call on other Nigerians to take up some of our programmes waiting for sponsors which includes: SMART KIDS NIGERIA; NIGER STATE SCHOOLS DRAMA; HILL-TOP KIDDIES PAINTING CONTEST; NIGER STATE OPEN SPOKEN WORD CHAMPIONSHIP; ETC.