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African Writers Tribe celebrates as Minna Book Club elects leaders

  • February 13, 2024
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African Writers Tribe celebrates as Minna Book Club elects leaders

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AFRICAN Writers Tribe has announced the much-anticipated African Writers Tribe Awards 2024 that celebrates outstanding literary achievements and creative brilliance. The award promises a rich tapestry of activities, beginning with an engaging conference at 10:00am. Esteemed intellectuals, accomplished authors, and media maestros will converge to share insights and perspectives to create an enriching experience for all attendees. The event will take place on February 16, 2024 at 10:00am at Rock View Hotel, 23 Road, Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria.

A statement from the award organiser, Josephine Ognenekevbe Ogufere, said, “Following the conference, the spotlight will shift to the African Writers Tribe Awards ceremony, where we will unveil and honour the winners in four distinguished categories: ‘Author of the Year,’ ‘Intellectual of the Year,’ ‘Media Maestro of the Year’ and ‘Creative Luminary’.

“The excitement doesn’t end there! As the sun sets, the festivities will continue with the grand celebration of the African Writers Tribe’s fourth anniversary. It promises to be a beautiful festival, filled with camaraderie, artistic flair, and the joy of shared creativity.

Ogufere has asked the public to join African Writers Tribe “for a day of literary splendour, recognition of brilliance, and the jubilant celebration of four years of the African Writers Tribe. Your presence will undoubtedly add to the magic of this special occasion.”

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Newly elected president of Minna Book Club, Hon. Bello Ibrahim

Also, Minna Book Club, founded by the Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation (HCAF), recently elected Hon. Bello Ibrahim as its pioneer president at the inaugural meeting held at the Sani 313 Library Literati in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria on February 3, 2024. Other members of the Executive Council include Adishetu Usman Adama (Vice President), Halima Katun Ahmad (Secretary), Mobbo Abdulhameed (Assistant Secretary), Balkisu Idris Kure (Treasurer), Samson Samari (PRO), and MC Yunus (Media).

Club’s public relations officer, Samari, said, “Minna Book Club is an elite club for readers with the philosophy of ‘Reading for Life’, where members would read a selected book each month which will enjoy criticism and discussions. Also, the club is expected to introduce a series of reading activities and programmes for the benefit of the public, school children, homes and members.”

Minna Book Club, though founded by the Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation (HCAF), will function as an autonomous body that could collaborate with other bodies to excite the community through reading programmes. Towards this end, Hon. Ibrahim volunteered to foot the bill for the registration of the club with CAC. It would be recalled that Hon. Ibrahim paid N50,000.00 for the registration of 10 members into the club. Engr Yahaya D. Daudu also extended similar gesture with a donation of N25,000.00 for five members.

In his remark, the founder of the Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, BM Dzukogi, said that HCAF is registering new art bodies to create alternative platforms in Minna and Northern Nigeria to increase the reach of literary and book development in the region. He hinted that more platforms would be registered in Minna for bookshops, photography, painting, spoken word performance and innovative activities by HCAF to cater for different creative and intellectual needs of young people and adults.

Hon. Ibrahim, who is the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Governor of Niger State, accepted to serve on behalf of his executive council, promising to dedicate themselves to the cause of the club in making meaningful impact in the society. The book to be read by members for February 2024 is Tell But Don’t Yell by Ibrahim Dooba.

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