Here at FAB we love to celebrate the creative and talented. So through the course of this month we would be bringing you pieces of a writing competition by Young & Cerebral that was held recently to mark Nigeria turning 53 in October 2013. The Essay Competition Young And Cerebral First Essay Competition (1)started on October 1st  2013, entries closed on the 28th of October 2013

The Entries were judged by Sophie Jolaosho Sowunmi, Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Ayo Sogunro, Dr Rufia Oladeji Keyede and Tonye Cole. The Prizes were given on the 28th of December 2013 on the Radio Program live. The competition had 116 entries on the 3 categories that we asked the participants to write on. They shortlisted 9 winners who have been given their prizes.


The Essay Competition aimed to celebrate and nurture the creative writing talents of young people across the country, providing a platform for young people to compete with their peers in the different regions, which make up this unique nation.

There were three categories for the entries that yielded a winner, first runner up and second runner up in each category as follows:


Between 15 and 26 Year

Young And Cerebral First Essay Competition (4)

Muhammed Abdulahi Tosin (2nd Runner up)

Osita Kester Crownwell (1st Runner up)

Abdul Abdulateef Olasubomi (Winner)


Between 27 and 35 Years

Young And Cerebral First Essay Competition (2)

Otegbola Rasheed Abiola (2nd Runner up)

Moses Daodu  (1st Runner up)

Temitayo Olofinlua  (Winner)


No Age Band

Young And Cerebral First Essay Competition (3)

Arogundade Abdullah Iyanda (2nd Runner up)

Lemboye Yetunde (1st Runner up)

Effiong Edidiong Ime (Winner)

Youth & Cerebral is a youth developing advocacy and capacity building unit built to equip the next generation of leaders with the required information and ‘know-how’ to bring about the much talked transformation in the emerging new Nigeria.

Young & Cerebral airs on Unilag103.1FM between the one hour mark of 10am and 11am on Saturdays. You can log onto their Facebook or Follow them on Twitter for more information.

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