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2014 Konnect Africa Essay Competition

2014 Konnect Africa Essay Competition

In commemoration of her 50th birthday anniversary, the Felicia Okonkwo ‘Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing Competition will set sail as we celebrate the incredible Nigerian women who are impacting families and birthing changes in communities.

Do you know an amazing Nigerian woman? Do you know one who despite severe financial handicaps, has made great sacrifices to surmount the odds and rescue her family from abject poverty? Has she affected the lives of not just her family but the community at large? Has she gone far beyond the call of duty in her workplace, street, place of worship, market-place or the community at large? Do you know that Nigerian woman who has prevailed against all odds, endured huge sacrifices and toiled unendingly? Do you know an Amazing Nigerian Woman?

Then share her story with Nigerians and Africans at large! Celebrate that terrific Nigerian woman, inspire Africans and win mouth-watering prizes all in the bargain!


An Amazing Nigerian Woman

2014 Konnect Africa Essay Competition



Our double combo includes prizes for the authors and the amazing women they write about!

Author Prizes:

1st Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inches

2nd Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.7 inches

3rd Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

The Amazing Women Prizes:

1st Prize: N100, 000 and a feature on

2nd Prize: N80, 000

3rd Prize: N50, 000


2 November, 2014.


  • Submissions must be between 500 and 1000 words.
  • It must be an original work and include at least one picture and the contact details of the subject that is your ‘Amazing Nigerian Woman.’
  • Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of the author.
  • Entries should be sent in the body of the mail with the title, ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman…’ to
  • Submissions open 13th October 2014 and close by midnight on 2nd November, 2014.
  • Voting for the top 3 entries will be carried out on
  • Judging will be based on Originality and Creativity; but much more than the writers’ dexterity and prowess in wielding words, the Amazing Nigerian Woman must truly and unequivocally be a source of inspiration and empowerment in her sphere of influence.


Got any questions? Email us at, or Don’t forget to connect with us on twitter @konnect_africa and Facebook on Join the conversation with the hashtag #IKAANW.


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About Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin

Writer. Difference Maker. Entrepreneur. Author, Your Right To Write & Vertical Writing. Winner, 11 Writing Prizes.


  1. Hi Muhammed,

    Thanks for the essay contest announcement. I’m contesting and hope to win.

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