Cover Reveal: The Sun Will Rise Again (Top 100 Poems of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2016)

In line with our objectives to stimulate creativity and promote literary excellence amongst Nigerian undergraduates, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to reveal the cover for anthology of top 100 poems of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (2016) entitled ‘The Sun Will Rise Again’. The electronic version of the collection is scheduled for release on Amazon, IBookstore, Lulu and OkadaBooks on 15th February, 2017.

The selected entries alongside names of the authors are listed below:

  1. THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN – Noah Oladele
  2. BEAUTIFUL FATHER…LOVING HUSBAND – Chinelo Nwangwu
  3. SUNDOWN IN PORTHARCOURT – Okafor Kingsley Chisom
  4. “IBA” – Abraham Isaac Oluwatimilehin
  5. RUNAWAY BRIDE – Akinlade Oluwaseyifunmi Damilola
  6. THE YOUNG MAN – Adeosun Tomiwa John
  7. OUR MOTHER’S PRAYER – Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji
  8. LETTER FROM TEEN TOWN– James Ademuyiwa
  9. KPANGOLO – David Osaodion Odiase
  10. rain – Hauwa Shafii Nuhu
  11. A WAITRESS’ TINES – Akinto Tosin Aramide
  12. WAR AGAINST HUMANITY – Mazpa Ekejiuba – Ejikem
  13. ECHOES OF LIFE AND NATURE – Ruth Chisaram Nwosu
  14. THE EDDIES OF TIME – Dele-Alimi Temiloluwa
  15. DEDICATION TO THE WHO-IS-WHO POLITICIAN – Umukoro Othuke Isaac
  16. THE BATTLE FOR MY HEART – Lydia Taiwo
  17. BLAME TRADE – Oke Emmanuel Ayomide
  18. THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD – Chukwuemeka Godwin Nwagu
  19. INNOCENCE – Ahmed Salihu
  20. SWEET DECEIT – Oremodu Esther Oyinkansola
  21. A FRUITLESS TREE – Sivebukola John
  22. THE URGE TO WRITE – Osamolu Israel Toluwani
  23. JUST LIFE – Anyanwu Roseben
  24. RAIN UPON US – Francis Annagu
  25. HAPE: BLACK ROSE II – Felix Chibuisi Promise
  26. THISNOON – Mesioye Johnson
  27. BULLETS FROM OUR MOUTHS – Michael Adaeze
  28. CURSED BLESSING – Olajuwon Joseph Olumide
  29. HER – Adebimpe Oyinkan Rebecca
  30. MY FATHER NO LONGER GOES TO WORK – Uche Ezenwa-Ohaeto
  31. BEYOND THE HORIZON – Danladi Sunday
  32. REFUGEES – Emmanuel Joshua Ndifreke
  33. STREET CARTOGRAPHER – Wazani Adamu Ijarafu
  34. LIFETIME – Ogar Noah Ushie
  35. THE FLAG AND THE RIVER – Olanihun Opeyemi Joe
  36. ÒKUN – Adeyinka Olanrewaju
  37. PIECES OF MY PAST – Larayetan Tope Abigail
  38. THE DAY I DIED – Obinna Oke
  39. IMAGES – Alade Toheeb Oluwatoyin
  40. FATE UNDECIDED I – Abimbola Ridwaanullah Idowu
  41. FORTNIGHT – Yahaya Abdullahi
  42. STREAMS OF LOVE (A Villanelle) – Udeaja Chimezie Luke
  43. BEASTS OF ALL NATIONS – Abada Ebruba Anita
  44. METAMORPHOSIS – Nnabuike Onah
  45. A CHURCH CONFESSION – Obehi Aigiomawu
  46. BETTER DAYS – Olanrewaju Moses
  47. CONFLICT – Salako Richard
  48. LET NOT MY WORDS MOURN – Fajoye Lawrence
  49. NOTHING – Eweke Oghenemaro Russell
  50. TELL THE GOVERNMENT – Awoniyi Rasheed
  51. FEAR – Alamutu Samiat Adetoun
  52. SALTWATER – Mojekwu Ifeanyichukwu Nzube
  53. THE PERFECT SEX – Ladipo Dolapo Olumuyiwa
  54. DARK RITES – Benson Monday Joseph
  55. SHORES OF GENDER INSANITY – Oyebade Timileyin Tobi
  56. HE DRUNKARD – Nwakaibeya Tochukwu Joshua
  57. TELL ZUMA SHE’S A BLACK – Obochi Moses
  58. TWILIGHT – Kelechi Ezeigwe
  59. HERMIT’S TORTURE – Chris Chinedu Ibeh
  60. PIGMENTS – Covenant Chimnonso
  61. HELLO – Michael Adedayo
  62. VOICES – Victor Ugwu
  63. WATCHMAN, of a Ruined City – Joshua Omenga
  64. “ÀBÍĶÉ” – George Ebuka shakewords
  65. “UGONMA” – Joseph Chucks Ikechukwu
  66. THE AWAKENING – Opaniyan Damilola Emmanuela
  67. CRY OF THE WRECKED – Iwuchukwu Jephta
  68. THE BOOK DIED – Taiye Kolawole
  69. RAIN – Nzube Ifechukwu
  70. I DREAM OF A MAD MAN – Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau
  71. LET’S GO TO AFRICA – Famuwagun Festus
  72. SILENCE CRIES – Chinweuba Henry Endurance
  73. I PRAY FOR YOU – Obioha Chibuike Clement
  74. I WRITE… – Ibrahym Abdul-Hameed Ajibola
  75. DEFIANCE IN DEATH – Chiamaka Nwangwu
  76. ENVISAGED LEADERS – Udechukwu, Promise Chinonso
  77. TO…OR NOT TO… – Emmanuel Adesanya
  78. BROTHERS IN ARMS – Nwosu Uzoma
  79. THE FIGHT FOR TOMORROW – Ajibike Oyindamola
  80. MY WHITE; MY PRIDE – Agunbiade Samuel Adeolu
  81. AGONY OF A BROKEN HEART – Adegboyo Solomon
  82. AN ODE TO DRY PLANTS – Akinro Oluwatosin Gloria
  83. WITH LOVE FROM THE SLUMS – Angela Onozare Umoru
  84. NOT HERE OR THERE – Nnedi Ezenwa-Ohaeto
  85. CHRONICLE TO THE FOETUS – Babatunde Adewale Sunday
  86. GLASSHOUSE: Recuperating chants of the victims of the outland raid – Patrick Ashinze
  87. METAMORPHOSIS – Onuoha Anthony Tochi
  88. MONTHLY WAR – Adigun Temitope Idealism
  89. VULTURE – Ogunwale Saheed Babatunde
  90. THE QUEST – Damilola Makinde
  91. THE REAL CITIZENS – Joseph Chuks Ikechukwu
  92. I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD – Isaac Janobest Janelle
  93. WAS IT MY FAULT? – Janet Olabisi Ogundepo
  94. SOBER REFLECTION – Bliss Boma
  95. PRAISE THE GODS – Tola Ijalusi
  96. DEAR POTENT POETRY – Raji Idowu Joseph
  97. I WANNA BE A CHILD AGAIN – PatrickBenblag
  98. GENERATIONAL MYTH – Ibrahim Aliyu Mamman
  99. COMPLEX LIFE OF A SIMPLE PIOUS MAN – Ayomide Habeeb Yekeen
  100. INTERMINABLE WHISPERS – Ebieme Silva Lambard

Note: The Call for Submission for the 2017 edition of NSPP will be announced on www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng on 16th February, 2017. Endeavor to subscribe to the site to receive notification of the publication via email.

Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom

Moderator, NSPP 2016 & 2017

Source: PIN

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