Michael Emmanuel Wins the Quramo Writer’s Award 2018

Michael Emmanuel has emerged winner of the Quramo Writer’s Prize 2018 for his manuscript, Running Waters. With his win, he  will receive a N1 million cash prize as well as a publishing contract with Quramo Publishing. The winner was announced at the award ceremony which held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Michael Emmanuel with Mom, at Quramo Prize 2018

Michael Emmanuel with His Mother

About Michael Emmanuel

Michael is a second year student at the Federal University of Technology Akure. His previous works have appeared on Brittle Paper and other notable magazines. He blogs on his personal page

Michael Emmanuel’s winning entry “Running Waters,” has made him winner for the Quroma Writer’s Prize 2018. With his win, he  will receive a N1 million cash prize as well as a publishing contract with Quramo Publishing. This win was announced on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

The Event and Award Announcement

At the event were notable writers like Sefi Atta who launched her new book “Drama Queen.” In her book, It is January 1976, and 12-year-old Timi is about to turn 13. She doesn’t have time to keep the diary she got for Christmas, but she has plenty to say about the perils of being in boarding school.

Mango Books of Quramo Publishing has opened a new chapter in the art of creative writing. This win by Michael Emmanuel of the cfwriterz team sets a precedent for the December Magazine. The cfwriterz “Freedom Magazine” has always been about promoting African Storytelling by Africans. 

In a previous article about the Top Five Finalist for the Quramo Prize,
Founder, Oladeji Jonathan, said:


The cfwriterz community anticipates a win for Michael. His inspiring ability to create brings joy to the cfwriterz community and he continues to encourage a lot of emerging writers.

It’s with heartfelt regard that the community celebrates this shinning star. Congratulations to Michael Emmanuel.

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