It seems almost impossible to discuss literary culture in Nigeria without recourse to Lagos. Many Nigerian writers such as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and Odia Ofeimun have drawn inspiration from the lurid peculiarities of the coastal city in crafting their fictional narratives. Lagos also plays host to many publishing houses and various literary activities such as dramatic presentations, book readings, literary clubs and, more recently, an upsurge in online book forums and literary blogging, providing many opportunities for literary enthusiasts to whet their appetites.
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Literary awards are geared towards increasing the productivity of writers as well as bringing out the best in them by showing appreciation for work well done. They aim to encourage established writers to hone their craft as well as to inspire more people to write. However, judging by the situation of literature in Nigeria, it is obvious that many things are still needed to make the exercise worthwhile.
In the world we live in today, how far you can go in life is often based on the amount of education you have as well as how much you have allowed your education influence your being.
It is clear that life is not just about being rich in material things. Getting educated goes a long way in shaping who you can be. The great Obafemi Awolowo once compared education to light: in the same way one is likely to be clumsy in the dark, if not educated a person is likely to fumble through life.
If there is any event in the world that brings people of different cultures, colours and languages together, it is the Olympics Games. The Olympics are a major international event in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of sporting competitions. They are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition and more than 200 nations participate in them. There are both summer and winter Olympic Games which each occur every four years (and two years apart from each other). The modern event has its origins in the ancient Olympic Games which were held in Olympia, Greece from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD.