Nigerian Music Icon, Asa, Headlines Etisalat Prize For Literature 2015 Grand Finale

By Uche Peter

Lagos, Nigeria; 15 March 2016: International Award-winning singer and songwriter, Asa, is billed to thrill dignitaries and select audience at the Grand Finale of the third edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature holding this Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.

Asa, who has a number of internationally recognized albums and chart-topping singles to her credit, will perform her most popular hits as well as tracks from her latest album “Bed of Stone”, to select high profile guests made up of top government officials, writers, book critics and academics from across Africa.

This year’s Award Ceremony will embody the theme “Representing the Diversity of African Voices” by showcasing the richness of Africa and how our diversity converges into one unique voice of the continent. The three books vying for the Prize include: ‘Tram 83’ by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, ‘The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself ‘written by Penny Busetto and ‘What Will People Say?’ By Rehana Rossouw.

Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher said Asa’s performance is targeted at creating a wholesome and entertaining experience that celebrates the growth and depth of Africa’s literary community.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize to celebrate first time writers of published fiction novels on the continent. The Prize will bring together high profile writers, book critics and academics from across the continent and beyond to identify new writers of African descent.

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