Etisalat Nigeria, one of the country’s major telecommunications service providers and leading corporate citizens, recently launched the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Along with education and health, Nigeria’s publishing industry has been added to Etisalat’s list of sustainable social investments. The Prize is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating debut fiction writers.
The Prize’s award ceremony, which took place on Sunday February 23, 2014 at Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, demonstrated the company’s commitment to the literary arts and created an avenue for bridging gaps across communities, cultures and continents. Present at the award ceremony were literary giants and enthusiasts from different cultural backgrounds.