It’s here, anniversary day, and we at Ayamba LitCast are honoured to mark another year with you, our beloved community.
To celebrate, we’ve prepared a few things we hope you will like. And to kick things off, here are our Anniversary Contest winners:
- 1st Place – Adesina Ajala
- 2nd Place – Maymunah Zubair
- 3rd Place – Jemimah Gana
We would like to thank our team of talented judges for fulfilling their task of finding the best submissions. While we received many essays about rebirth, our top picks were selected for their ability to take us on a journey of discovery, portray growth and inspire hope in the future.
To all five of our shortlisted writers, their pieces will be featured in our anniversary audiobook in the coming year. For those who did not make the cut, we appreciate your efforts and will be rooting for you next year.
Audiobook and Podcasts
Speaking of audiobooks, as promised, we have compiled the shortlisted poems from 2020’s Anniversary Contest in one package for all you audiophiles. Here’s a quick refresher:
The audiobook named Possibilities was read by Halima Aliyu, voice-over by Mandrel Mykels and produced by Cryptte.
Published under the new podcast series, Our Collective Thoughts, our Anniversary Contest will now serve as specials once a year. Throughout the rest of the year, we will continue to release podcast episodes under the Our Collective Thoughts’ name.
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This new podcast will have the minds behind our anniversary audiobooks, compiled short stories, poems and essays written by our community members and published every quarter. Look out for future updates regarding the call for submission.
A New Dawn Awakens
It has been another difficult year but we made it through. We are proud of our scars because they’ve made us stronger. We’ve remodelled our dreams, reaffirmed affirmations and are prepared to excel.
Once more, we thank you for seeing this year through with us and look forward to the many things we will do together next year.
On this note, we say Happy New Year, good luck and see you on the other side of 2022.