Hearty Congratulations: Igbinigie, Isreal, Obasa Wins 2019 Punocracy Prize for Satire

Jesuferanmi Igbinigie, Winlade Isreal, and Funmilayo Obasa has emerged winners of the maiden Punocracy Prize for Satire writing competition.

According to the ediors, the grand prize-winning entry, Igbinigie’s When You Speak of Africa, was a really good entry that strikes at the heart of the satirical.

Let the Good Works Continue authored by the first runner-up, Winlade Isreal, was noted to have used “effective ironic subversions that offer a witty and funny sense of the state of things in Nigerian politics”. “Creatively fascinating,” the second judge said about it. “The speech format adopted shows a very distinct element of creativity.”

Coming third place, Obasa’s Because You are Alive was said to be a “good work with a solid gendered argument”. “A pretty brilliant, unpretentiously feminist intervention. Good prose,” another juror remarked.

Ranked right after the three submissions are:

Abdurrahman Bello Onifade’s Open Letter to Mr President: Let’s Talk About the Muhammadu Buhari University: 4th place.

Ayodimeji Ameenat’s Marital Rapists are Like Bras; Here’s Why You Should Love Them: Joint 5th place.

Mazpa Ekejiuba Ejikem’s Becoming a Privileged Nigerian: Joint 5th place.

Timothy Edaki’s Satire 101: Introduction to Wife Battery and Assault: Honorable mention.

Obi Joy Ogechi’s A Day in the Life of a Kafayan Legislator: Honorable mention.

Congratulations to the winners.

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