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17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

Living in the slums of Dar es Salaam, Sirjeff Dennis experienced really tough times, but none of the things he suffered had a hold on him. He had big dreams, and so he worked tirelessly, making no room for excuses. After completing high school, Dennis joined Tanzania’s ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 19th, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Oluwafunto Koya-The First Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition 2015.

A Konnect Africa Interview with Oluwafunto Koya-The First Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition 2015.

It’s been an awesome time out with our Nigerian stars, the winners of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star (IKNS) writing competition. The purposeful trio that came, saw and emerged victorious- Somtochukwu Metu, Dina Yerima and Funto Koya. The lovely and inspiring Funto ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 8th, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Yerima Dina, the Second Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition.

A Konnect Africa Interview with Yerima Dina, the Second Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition.

Last week, it was Somtochukwu Metu, the third prize winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star writing competition. A really inspiring interview I assure you. Today, it’s the elegant Dina Yerima, the second prize winner sharing great insight on a range of issues. Her winning entry

Lovelyn Okafor

February 1st, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Somtochukwu Metu- 3rd Prize Winner of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star Competition

A Konnect Africa Interview with Somtochukwu Metu- 3rd Prize Winner of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star Competition

This #InterviewsMonday, we got up close with the winners of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition; young and amazing Nigerian stars who are blazing the trail in their spheres and are on track in their pursuit for the highest mark of excellence. Somtochukwu Metu

Lovelyn Okafor

January 25th, 2016

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Congratulations To the Winners of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition 2015!!!

Congratulations To the Winners of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition 2015!!!

It has been a roller coaster ride since the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition kicked off on October 1st, 2015. The entries were long-listed, then shortlisted, then voted upon. Four days after voting commenced, we are pleased to announce our winners!!! Applause please. They ...

Konnect Africa

November 27th, 2015

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Olugbenga Ogunbowale is a Nigerian Star

Olugbenga Ogunbowale is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition!  This time around, the crowd had gathered to watch the scene, it was unbelievable. Buyers and sellers in the market looked on in amazement, ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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Abdullahi Tosin is a Nigerian Star

Abdullahi Tosin is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition! Stars light up the dark night. Stars ignite hope in hearts frail and lost in the midst of fear and uncertainty. I recall vividly that very ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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John Mela Panguru is a Nigerian Star

John Mela Panguru is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition! Do I believe in stars? No, except the ones that appears on dark nights, billions of light years away, twinkling in eternal distances waiting ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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Chukwuebuka Henry Nwosu is a Nigerian Star

Chukwuebuka Henry Nwosu is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition! Beside the university mosque, opposite Eni-Njoku and Alvan Ikoku undergraduate halls is the Peter Odili postgraduate hall; the only good ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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Olochenemi Omata is a Nigerian Star

Olochenemi Omata is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015, I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition! The Fourth of September 2015, was another normal Sunday. I and my sister were making up, tying our head ties and talking about how late we ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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I Know a Nigerian Star: The Top 5

I Know a Nigerian Star: The Top 5

First there were one hundred and sixty-six [166], then there were thirty [30], then there were ten [10]… It was indeed a tough call for our indefatigable judges even though they had a great time reading and drawing inspiration from the loads of amazing entries. Now, it

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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The #IKnowANigerianStar Writing Competition …TOP 10 Shortlist

The #IKnowANigerianStar Writing Competition …TOP 10 Shortlist

And finally, the 20th of November 2015 is here!!! As promised, below are our top 10 finalists for the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition in no particular order:   Somtochukwu Metu Yerima Dina Uzoh Michael Samuel Osho Emmanuel Otori Kuby Iyanga Onyidoh Henry Oluwafunto ...

Konnect Africa

November 20th, 2015

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2nd November is Here!!!The #IKnowaNigerianStar Season 2: Longlist of Top 30 Entries

2nd November is Here!!!The #IKnowaNigerianStar Season 2: Longlist of Top 30 Entries

Happy New Month everyone!!! What better way to start the new month than to reveal the long-list of top 30 entries for the 2nd edition of the #IKnowaNigerianStar Writing Competition? In no particular order, the long-listed entries for the competition were entered by: Samuel ...

Konnect Africa

November 2nd, 2015

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Win Fabulous Prizes in  the KonnectAfrica ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ Online Writing Competition -Season 2!

Win Fabulous Prizes in  the KonnectAfrica ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ Online Writing Competition -Season 2!

Is there any person that makes you burst with pride at being Nigerian? Who do you know that is selfless, passionate, purposeful and patriotic? There are Nigerians with Green and White blood flowing through their veins who are making a difference, unsung heroes across the ...

Konnect Africa

October 1st, 2015

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The “Against all Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition Awards Ceremony

The “Against all Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition Awards Ceremony

The 6th of December has come and gone, but its memories remain fresh and heart-warming for all who made it to the big event of the day. It was all about Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations and the Award Ceremony of the “I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing

Lovelyn Okafor

December 12th, 2014

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Announcing…….The Winners of the #”I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition.

Announcing…….The Winners of the #”I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition.

Now sound the alarm, roll out the drums and let the ovation be heard!!! It’s the 30th of November 2014!!! The Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against all odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” has come to a thrilling end. First, there were 119 soul warming ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 30th, 2014

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It’s the Top 5! IKnowAnAmazingNigerianWoman Writing Competition Presents its Top 5…

It’s the Top 5! IKnowAnAmazingNigerianWoman Writing Competition Presents its Top 5…

First, there were 119…and now [drum roll please!] the Top 5 entries emerge for the Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s “I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition. It was indeed a tough call for our indefatigable judges even though they had a great time ...

Arise Arizechi

November 25th, 2014

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Mrs Tomilola Omesu is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Mrs Tomilola Omesu is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s  ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing competition! ‘No language can express the beauty, power, majesty and heroism of a mother’s love.’ So, ...

Guest Blogger

November 25th, 2014

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Chigozie Christiana Udemezue is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Chigozie Christiana Udemezue is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s  ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing competition! In 2010, my bookstore received an invitation from Chigozie “Gozie” Udemezue to ...

Guest Blogger

November 25th, 2014

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Aisha Umar is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Aisha Umar is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s  ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing competition! The sight of a woman with a calabash bowl of milk on her head, a number of traditional beads on ...

Guest Blogger

November 25th, 2014

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Tosyn Abisona Bucknor is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Tosyn Abisona Bucknor is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s  ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing competition! Nigerian women now venture into the world and are not afraid to make a difference, as opposed to ...

Guest Blogger

November 25th, 2014

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Mrs Lovinah Odigie is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Mrs Lovinah Odigie is an Amazing Nigerian Woman

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s  ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing competition! THE HERCULES OF MY WORLD Life is a series of experiences that changes us. Just like the rain, it ...

Guest Blogger

November 25th, 2014

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Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman!” Writing Competition

Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman!” Writing Competition

Today, 13th October 2014, 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 ...

Konnect Africa

October 13th, 2014

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The ‘I Know a Ghanaian Star’ Online Competition 2014 Award Luncheon

The ‘I Know a Ghanaian Star’ Online Competition 2014 Award Luncheon

Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana! The sign read loud and clear as Konnect Africa’s Editors,  Jennifer  Eneanya and Lovelyn Okafor made their way into Osu, Accra for the long-awaited Winners Luncheon of the ‘I Know a Ghanaian Star’ Online Writing Competition, 2014 edition. Scheduled

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

August 15th, 2014

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Engineer Chukwuemeka Ujam is Another Nigerian Star.

Engineer Chukwuemeka Ujam is Another Nigerian Star.

We bring you another great article from our I Know a Nigerian Star collection. Be inspired by this piece and have a great weekend. Is he the promised one? That has been the question on the lips of every Enugu citizen,but I guess the high rate of development in the state is ...

Guest Blogger

August 1st, 2014

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