Who Are The 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 in 2016?

After series of nominations made online and offline, reviews and interviews, the Nigerian Writers Awards have finally arrived at the 100 most influential Nigerian writers under 40 who have brought about change, impacted lives with their writing, earned national and global achievements in the year under review (May 2015- October 2016).

They are in no particular order:

  1. Abimbola Dare
  2. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
  3. Adaeze Ibechukwu
  4. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  5. Adekunle Gold
  6. Adrian Igonibo Barrett
  7. Ainehi Edoro
    8. Alli Mutiat Omoniyi
  8. Amara Nicole Okolo
  9. Amanda Epe
  10. AṢa
  11. Arukaino Umukoro
  12. Ayodele Olorunfunmi Sogunro
  13. Ayobami Hanif Mohammed
  14. Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna
  15. Ayobami Adebayo
  16. Brymo
  17. Bola Agbaje
  18. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  19. Chidera Nneoma Okolie
  20. Chibundu Onuzo
  21. Chigozie Obioma
  22. Chude Jideonwo
  23. Chinonye J. Chidolue
  24. Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam
  25. Chinelo Okparanta
  26. Cobhams Asuquo
  27. Dare Art Alade
  28. Dami Ajayi
  29. Darasen Richards
  30. Dike Chukwumerije
  31. Efe Paul Azino
  32. Eketi Edima Ette
  33. Elnathan John
  34. Emmanuel Ogala
  35. Emmanuel Iduma
  36. Emeh Achanga
  37. Enigmatic Olumide Bisiriyu

39.Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye
40. Funke Osae-Brown

  1. Femi Asu
  2. George Akpayen
  3. Geraldine Iheme
  4. Gimba Kakanda
  5. Gilbert Alasa
  6. Graciano Enweren
  7. Helen Oyeyemi
  8. Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo
  9. Irenosen Okojie
  10. Ifesinachi O. Okpagu
  11. Iquo Dianabasi
  12. Japheth Omojuwa
  13. Jennifer Ehidiamen
  14. Joy Isi Bewaji
  15. Jumoke Verissimo
  16. Kenechi Uzor
  17. Kiru Taye
  18. Kehinde Ajose
  19. Kemi Filani
  20. Korede Bello
  21. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
  22. Laila Ijeoma Obiagwu
  23. Linda Ikeji
  24. Myne Whiteman
  25. Nnedimma Jane Kalu
  26. Onyeka Nwelue
  27. Obinna Udenwe
  28. Ono Bello
  29. Okechukwu Ofili
  30. Olamide
  31. Olumide Holloway
  32.  Rotimi Babatunde
  33. Sally Kenneth Dadzie
  34. Samuel Oluwagbemi Ahmadu
  35. Samson Adeyemi
  36. Seye Kuyinu
  37. Seun Akioye
  38. Stella Dimoko Korkus
  39. Shina Oludare Charles
  40. Simi
  41. Soji Cole
  42. Tosin Ajibade
  43. Toyosi Ogunseye
  44. Toluwani Eniola
  45. Tolu Ogunlesi
  46. Tolu’ Akinyemi
  47. Tomi Adesina
  48. Timi Dakolo
  49. Titilope Sonuga
  50. Tope Folarin
  51. Taiye Selasi
  52. Tolulope Popoola
  53. Ukamaka Olisakwe
  54. Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
  55. Unoma Nwankwor
  56. Uche Eze Pedro
  57. Uduak Isong Oguamanam
  58. Uzodinma Iweala
  59. Wale Ajetunmobi
  60. Wana Udobang

Visit nwaward.com for comprehensive profiles on these special 100.

Congratulations from all of us at BM.
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