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Here Are The 5 Winners of The Brittle Paper Awards

These are the 5 pieces that won the second annual Brittle Paper Awards.

The winners of the Brittle Paper Awards have been announced. The awards, which were established in 2017, aim to recognize the "finest original pieces of writing by Africans published online." The shortlist included 31 pieces by writers from several African countries for the five categories: the Brittle Paper Award for Fiction, the Brittle Paper Award for Poetry, the Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Brittle Paper Award for Essays and Think Pieces, and the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award.

Below are the winners and the pieces that won them award.

1. The Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction

"The Miseducation of Gratitude," by Sibongile Fisher(South Africa), in Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction.

2. The Brittle Paper Award for Poetry

"A Field, any Field," by Itiola Jones (Nigeria), published in The Offing.

3. The Brittle Paper Award for Fiction

"Involution," by Stacy Hardy (South Africa), in Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa, an anthology by Short Story Day Africa.

4. The Brittle Paper Award for Essays and Think Pieces

"History Through the Body or Rights of Desire, Rights of Conquest," by Panashe Chigumadzi (Zimbabwe), in The Johannesburg Review of Books.

5. The Brittle Paper Anniversary Award

"On Postcolonial Theory," by Shailja Patel (Kenya), published as a series of tweets.

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The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video)

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