DUSTY MANUSCRIPT? MAKE IT CLEAN NOW AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN BIG FROM GTBANK (1M NAIRA AND MORE!)


A writing contest for Nigerian writers who want to get published.

Only a small fraction of writers get the chance to publish their works, either because they abandon it at some point or do not have a publisher to get it out.
This is why GTBank has taken up the Dusty Manuscript initiative to empower Nigerian writers. The idea is to get writers to tell and sell their stories across the globe because it’s high time to dust off those manuscripts and get them published.

The Dusty Manuscript Contest features a two-day book writing and marketing boot-camp for the top 25 long-listed authors. To be selected, writers are required to submit novels that depict Crime and Romance in an innovative way that sheds light on the Nigerian culture.
Entries will be judged by top authors and will be based on writing prowess, interpretation and style of writing, level of interest to the general public on the subject matter, potential commercial success of the book among other criteria.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Word count: 25,000 to 35,000 words
Genre: adult fiction
Written language: English
The manuscript must be unpublished (never been printed in any form – anthology, magazine, newspaper, or online, with the exception of personal blogs and personal websites. )
Participants should have at least one parent born in Nigeria who holds citizenship of the same.
All entries must be submitted via the GTBank portal with an overview and synopsis of the manuscript, and a brief author biography.
One entry per person

NOTE: No entry fee is required

Formatting Guidelines for Manuscript

Submitted as a PDF or Word file (.doc and .docx)
Twelve-point font, double-spaced
All pages should be numbered and should contain the manuscript title.
Author’s name should not be present anywhere on the manuscript.

PRIZES/OPPORTUNITIES

First Place: N1,000,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Second Place: N500,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Third Place: N250,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
The remaining shortlisted books with the exception of the top 3 will get their books e-published by OkadaBooks.
Top 25 shortlisted authors receive a two-day bootcamp training on writing, marketing and branding.

TIMELINE

Submission date; February 5th – March 15, 2018
Submission portal closes at 12:00 a.m. midnight (CST) on March 15, 2018.
The long-list will be announced in May 2018
Bootcamp and announcement of shortlist will be announced in May 2018
Announcement of Top three will be announced in June 2018

To submit your story, kindly visit http://csr.gtbank.com/dustymanuscript

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ADVERT REVIEW: DETTOL (COOL ADVERT JUST THAT… )


Dettol has numerous adverts though, but we picked this particular one for now.
So, at the beginning of the advert, two adults – a male and a female visit a school (the entrance doesn’t really look like a school, not because the school’s identity was withheld) to teach the pupils how to protect themselves from diseases.

The adult male (we don’t know where the adult female went to, they just didn’t show her again) enters the class and asks the children if they know how people get illnesses like diarrhoea, cough and cold, the children reply yes. He tells them that they spread through germs from their hands which they get through diverse means such as, when they don’t wash their hands after using the toilet (his voice wasn’t clear, it was like he said “when you wash your hands after going to the toilet’)or when playing.

He however advised the pupils to fight germs to stay healthy by washing their hands regularly with Dettol soap to protect themselves from 100 illnesses causing germs.

I noticed something in the classroom, some of the pupils participated while some didn’t participate at all, some where even looking elsewhere when the adult male was talking. I don’t know if it was done purposely but really that’s cool, it makes it look like a real class, because truly in a class, there are still some pupils that would always one way or the other be distracted. Though, when they were singing, more pupils participated. Which makes me ask the question, is it that children are more interested in an activity that comes with music? Well I leave that to the readers.
But all in all, it is a cool advert. Just that the way those children were using that soap… Watch it here

Just wondering
• What happened to the lady that visited the school with the adult male?
• There is a particular way of washing hands, those children should have been taught the right way
Thumbs up!
You just have to love this little kid, she was exceptional, my heart almost cut thinking she may really be sick, cos she was exceptional; she can pass for a child actor


Familiar face
Remember this guy? He was in indomie noodles advert

DURATION: 45 SECONDS (LESS THAN A MINUTE)

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WIN A ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY TRIP THIS VALENTINE SEASON! #DOMINOSPIZZANG #COCA-COLA


Your love can win you a romantic weekend getaway trip this Valentine season powered by Coca-Cola and this is all you have to do:

* Upload a video of a romantic time out with your loved one at any Domino’s Pizza restaurant on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tagging us @dominosng and using the Hashtag – #EatWithYourHeart and #DominosPizzaNG.
* Five videos with the highest engagements in terms of Views and Likes across all platforms will be reposted to the brand’s Instagram page.
* If your video is reposted, you can invite your friends to go on Domino’s Instagram page and watch your videos and like for you to win, three videos with the highest number of engagement (views + likes) wins the competition.

Now prove to us how deep your love is … #EatWithYourHeart #DominosPizzaNG

Terms and Conditions apply.

TECNO CAMON Cmore PHOTO COMPETITION!


PHOTO COMPETITION RULES

Activity Rules

1) During the activity, upload your #ExpandYourHorizons photo on the mini site and share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #CMore to invite your family and friends to votes for you.

2) There are 3 awards for this competition; the 1st and 2nd prize will be selected by 3 photographers and TECNO panel, and the 3rd prize will be selected by the highest number of votes.

Awards and Prizes

1) 1st Prize: Best CMore Award

2) 2nd Prize: Best #ExpandYourHorizons Award

3) 3rd Prize: Best Popularity Award

3. Number of winners, Prizes to be won and the duration of this activity will be announced on TECNO official Facebook Account.

DUSTY MANUSCRIPT? MAKE IT CLEAN NOW AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN BIG FROM GTBANK (1M NAIRA AND MORE!)


A writing contest for Nigerian writers who want to get published.

Only a small fraction of writers get the chance to publish their works, either because they abandon it at some point or do not have a publisher to get it out.
This is why GTBank has taken up the Dusty Manuscript initiative to empower Nigerian writers. The idea is to get writers to tell and sell their stories across the globe because it’s high time to dust off those manuscripts and get them published.

The Dusty Manuscript Contest features a two-day book writing and marketing boot-camp for the top 25 long-listed authors. To be selected, writers are required to submit novels that depict Crime and Romance in an innovative way that sheds light on the Nigerian culture.
Entries will be judged by top authors and will be based on writing prowess, interpretation and style of writing, level of interest to the general public on the subject matter, potential commercial success of the book among other criteria.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Word count: 25,000 to 35,000 words
Genre: adult fiction
Written language: English
The manuscript must be unpublished (never been printed in any form – anthology, magazine, newspaper, or online, with the exception of personal blogs and personal websites. )
Participants should have at least one parent born in Nigeria who holds citizenship of the same.
All entries must be submitted via the GTBank portal with an overview and synopsis of the manuscript, and a brief author biography.
One entry per person

NOTE: No entry fee is required

Formatting Guidelines for Manuscript

Submitted as a PDF or Word file (.doc and .docx)
Twelve-point font, double-spaced
All pages should be numbered and should contain the manuscript title.
Author’s name should not be present anywhere on the manuscript.

PRIZES/OPPORTUNITIES

First Place: N1,000,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Second Place: N500,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Third Place: N250,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
The remaining shortlisted books with the exception of the top 3 will get their books e-published by OkadaBooks.
Top 25 shortlisted authors receive a two-day bootcamp training on writing, marketing and branding.

TIMELINE

Submission date; February 5th – March 15, 2018
Submission portal closes at 12:00 a.m. midnight (CST) on March 15, 2018.
The long-list will be announced in May 2018
Bootcamp and announcement of shortlist will be announced in May 2018
Announcement of Top three will be announced in June 2018

To submit your story, kindly visit http://csr.gtbank.com/dustymanuscript

SEX DOLLS!


ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE OF EHEN!WETIN HAPPEN WITH OGEFASH (EPISODE 10) WATCH PEOPLE REACT TO THE ISSUE ON SEX DOLLS. ENJOY!

YOU CAN ALSO REACT TO THIS VIA THE COMMENT BOX OR THROUGH OUR YOUTUBE PAGE…

OGEFASH’S MODEL OF THE WEEK SAYS (…I’L SACK PRESIDENT BUHARI’S CABINET)


Princess Onyechere like her name, is truly a princess. She is a great sight to behold. Princess hails from Imo State. Her friends love to call her Nenye. She loves talking, singing and sleeping as well. Princess would be a year older next month; 4th of march precisely.


Princess is a Finance student at the University of Lagos. She is a student with a difference; zealous, goal getter and resilient. She is currently working with a Finance Firm. She has never been in a serious relationship before, her words “baby girl is busy pursuing Bsc degree and professional courses

Dislikes: bullies, arrogant people and body odour
Likes: Friendly and goal oriented individuals
Favourite musician: I love Jidenna’s songs because I am presently crushing on him.

Best drink: Origin zero
Best food: Spaghetti and Chicken
Best place: Amazon Spur
Favourite Movie:-Pursuit of Happiness
Favourite Music:-Jon Bellion(Maybe I don’t know)
Favourite Actor:– Will Smith,

Wishes for the country: I wish Nigeria could be a peaceful and happy nation
President for one day: I will sack President Buhari’s cabinet, they are all inactive and then appoint seasoned expertise in different sectors and also pay myself a salary that will last for 20 years… Lol

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 53)



Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA- COME/ZO; INTO ME/CIKIN NI; NOW/YANZU; MAKE/SA; FASTER/SAURI

ENGLISH: COME INTO ME NOW
HAUSA: ZO CIKIN NI YANZU

ENGLISH: MAKE IT FASTER
HAUSA: SA SHI SAURI