Glo to honour Wole Soyinka with grand literary event this month


Glo to honour Wole Soyinka with grand literary event this month

By Adedayo Odulaja

Glo to honour Soyinka with grand literary event this month. Photo: Filed

Globacom has unveiled plans to celebrate literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka later this month.

A statement by the telco firm, which has featured Soyinka is one of his biggest TV campaigns, says ‘A Night with Wole Soyinka and Nigeria’s Young Literary Stars,’ will be held in August.

The event, according to the company, ‘is to honour Soyinka and some of Nigeria’s young but inspirational literary writers’ while noting that Soyinka has brought honour and glory to Nigeria and the whole of Africa.

Apart from celebrating the iconic writer and playwright, the event will also provide a platform for lovers of literature, the media and the guests to interact with Soyinka and a number of award winning writers.

The younger writers to be honoured include Sefi Atta, Tope Folarin and E.C. Osondu, and Globacom plans to launch a special prize in Literature for undergraduate students across the country tagged: ‘The Glo Literature Prize for Undergraduate Students.’

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