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Enter for The Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize


The Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize, an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for entries in the 2017 edition of the annual competition.

The competition is open to submissions between February 15, 2017 and April 15, 2017 and winners will be announced exactly a month after. The guidelines for submission include:

  • All entrants must be Nigerian
  • All entries must be previously unpublished and be the original work of the poet
  • There are no fixed themes or topics
  • Only one entry per entrant with an unlimited word count
  • Under no conditions will the decisions of the judges be challenged
  • Entries must be written in English and if otherwise, the words in vernacular must be translated in a footnote
  • Entering the contest gives PIN the right to use the entries as deemed fit
  • Entrants should subscribe to for regular updates

The top three entrants will be awarded N100,000, N60,000 and N40,000 respectively. In addition, the top 100 poems will be published in a globally distributed anthology.

The Prize which launched its maiden edition last year, 2016 is designed to give Nigerian undergraduate writers a platform, whether they are within the shores of the country or in diaspora while also promoting intellectualism.

For enquiries, call the moderator on 07034847164

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The long awaited EP "Our Hero" by Ovos touches earth 09/03/17


Prolific rapper, music producer and songwriter, Ovos drops a new EP titled, “OUR HERO”€™. This work debuts as his first official project though the “€˜Many things” crooner has been a favourite of fans for a while now.
In an interview, he revealed that the project was inspired by his father who passed away early 2016. He added, ‘You will want to listen to it if you have a father you love’. Now, who wouldn’t want something that celebrates our fathers?

The track list includes:

  1. Daddy gone ft Blexco
  2. Hands of time ft Commy
  3. Our Hero
  4. A few words letter to Dad
  5. I.D.W.H.T.D ft Grandma

In case you are wondering at the last song, yes, he did feature his grandmother. This project honours the virtues of love, truth and family in a mind-boggling fusion of deep emotion and awe-instilling creativity.
You would love to hear these songs and share with your loved ones.

The EP drops on Thursday, March 9, 2017 on this website.

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Kendrick Lamar, an author of six albums with about 130 songs and about 200 collaborative songs with other artistes, whose songs communicate with the force and depth of suddenness of a blow reveals his preparations and expectations for the follow-up to his Grammy winning album “To Pimp a butterfly”.

In an interview with the New York Times’ T Magazine, He refers to the album as “very urgent”, he also reveals that the album talks about his need to Continue reading

New Month… New Upgrade…

Hello to you and a Happy New Month! We believe you have great plans for this month, so do we. In this month, we’re upgrading our services to serve you better and efficiently. We’ll begin to roll out packages that will keep you entertained and help you reach your desires!

A few things to note:

  • We’re now offering paid Music and Art promotion to reach your thousands of fans.
  • We’re now featuring prolific writers to keep you “literally” entertained.
  • We also now give you the best collection of videos (Music and Inspirational) for you pleasure.
  • and guess what? There’s more to come.

Enjoy your month with TheDeliberate!

Something from ABU Studio Theatre…


Gist around ABU Zaria campus has it that ABU Studio Theatre is cooking something up. If you really just want to see some amazing life drama, then you should make your way to ABU Drama Village between 1st & 4th March (7pm daily). Live stage drama has a feel which you should experience…

Check poster above for details.

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Urban Lifestyle Fest '16… How was it like?

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And so it finally went down. We told you to anticipate and we advised you to be there- we hope you were because it was a blast!

December 28, 2016 witnessed the Urban Lifestyle Festival at Sheirow Water Park in Kaduna and it was off the hook- literally because rappers were dropping it hot.

The event started a few hours behind schedule but the wait was worth it as each act killed it on stage. DIA started off the night with his lyrical Continue reading

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