NLNG Prize Shortlist: List of Past Winners

Past winners for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature since 2004, includes Gabriel Okara (co-winner, 2004, poetry),

Professor Ezenwa Ohaeto (co-winner, 2004, poetry) for The Dreamer, His Vision;

Ahmed Yerima (2005, drama) for his play, Hard Ground;

Mabel Segun (co-winner, 2007, children’s literature) for her collection of short plays Reader’s Theatre;

Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo (co-winner, 2007, children’s literature) for her book, My Cousin Sammy;

Kaine Agary (2008, prose) for her book Yellow Yellow;

Esiaba Irobi (2010, drama) who clinched the prize posthumously with his book Cemetery Road;

Adeleke Adeyemi (2011, children’s literature) with his book The Missing Clock;

Chika Unigwe (2012, prose), with her novel, On Black Sisters Street;

Tade Ipadeola (2013, poetry) with his collection of poems, The Sahara Testaments

Professor Sam Ukala (2014, drama) with his play, Iredi War,

Season of Crimson Blossoms, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (2016- prose).

Ikeogu Oke for his book The Heresiad, published by KraftGriots (2017, Poetry)

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