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New Man Movement Announce Winners of Writing Contest



The New Man Movement , in a release via her website announced winners to her 2019 writing contest.

The writing contest which received entries all over Nigeria from July to October 2019 released her shortlist late last year. According to the release,  Adeniran Adeleke, Adewonuola Ifeoluwa Esther and Edechukwu Matthais emerged as first, second and third place prize winners respectively for the 2019 edition of the New Man Writing Contest.

The New Man Writing Contest received entries from across 58 secondary schools in Nigeria with 1,012 total entries composing
Poetry - 346 poems,  214 prose works, 291 essays and 161 drama pieces.

Adeniran Adeleke won the first prize with his essay "African Heritage and Values" while Adewonuola Ifeoluwa Esther, followed with her poem "My name is Africa" and Edechukwu Matthais' essay "The Future of Harms and Hopes" came third place.

The judges appraised the winning entries as diverse in style with mentions to exceptional creativity, judicious use of imagery, especially seen in the skillful use of symbols and metaphors.

The New Man Writing Contest Prize, initiated in 2016, solely aims to comb the forest of literary virginity and creativity among students of secondary schools in Africa. She has received over 2,000 entries since inception, with winning entries from Ojuko Temitayo, Arukuje Olusegun, Agu Gift, Osinachi James, Onyekwelu Chinwenite Kingsley, Opeyimika Aremu, Oladoyin Ayodeji Victor, and Enomah Exploit Ebubechukwu in previous editions.

In the release, Nelson Vincent, the President of The New Man, a gospel media organisation congratulated the winners and enjoined the general public to anticipate the 2020 edition of the contest.
Lady Testimony
Damilola Deborah FUNSO-ADU (aka Lady Testimony) is a model Christian who is in love with the pen. She is a Nigerian, and an undergraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Her desire is to see the world ruled by God’s type of love, and to see men fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives.

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