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Miracles like having food to eat when hungry are hardly recognised. But either through personal experience or in some indirect form, some people can relate to how some foods had saved their lives.

Whatever the case be, it is time to tell your story in the most creative and funny way ever. calls for writing entries for the theme: “How Jollof Rice Saved My Life”.

To enter, contestants must add the #Jollofrice after their title, and publish their story on the Okadabooks app. The story should be about jollof rice, and contestants can enter as many stories as they like, with each story having approximately 2500 words.

Entries begin on the 9th of June and close on the 30th of June 2016. By 12 noon on the 30th of June, contestants are expected to invite friends to download, read and leave ratings for their works. Points on publications will be earned on the number of downloads and ratings. For example, a publication with 100 downloads and a 4.5-star rating will score 450 points while that of 30 downloads and a 2-star rating will score 60 points. Downloads and ratings end on the 12th of July, 2016. Top 10 winners will be announced on the 15th of July, 2016. Judges will read and assess each story, and select the winners. Top 3 winners will be announced on the 30th of July, 2016.

First Prize: ₦20,000 (₦10,000 cash and ₦10,000 Okadabooks credit) Second Prize: ₦10,000 (₦5,000 cash and ₦5,000 Okadabooks credit) Third Prize: ₦5,000 (₦2,500 cash and ₦2,500 Okadabooks credit)

Remember, your story must be funny. For more information, log on to is a mobile book-reading app founded by Okechukwu Ofili, the author of How Stupidity Saved My Life, How Laziness Saved My Life and How Intelligence Kills.

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This article was first published on 10th June 2016 and updated on February 14th, 2018 at 2:47 pm


Nnenna is an editor and writer at Connect Nigeria. She loves fine art, books and places.

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