The Magazine entries for “Wings to Fly” have been come in waves! We have however found these gems. They’ll be moving on to the next stage.

CFWriterz is thrilled to announce the short­­­­­list for the 20­­­­18 Dec. Freedom Magazine Award.The following eighteen pieces were selected from over 100 entries and will now go to the judging and vote stage. The team had a hard choice to go for quality over quantity. We made the right choice. 

Read more about the judges here.

The final winner will be unveiled after careful collation of scores from votes, judges’ opinion and deliberations by the CFWriterz editorial team.

This year is no different, we are still pushing forward the African Narrative beyond borders. We have some of the finest voices enmeshed in this shortlist.

Don’t take our word for it. Here is the shortlist:


Michael Ace – Note to the boy sitting on a grave

Mbanefo Chibuike – Eleven forms of death

Resoketswe – The death of a man

Adebayo Kolawole Samuel – How to burn a heart of water

Iloh Onyekachi – Upon this road

Victor AJ – I am fine

Anu Soneye– Elegy of a boy who fell off the cliff

Note: Poets, should kindly login to their profiles and format their poems into verses appropriately. Thanks.


Jadesola Ajao – The six days of dying

Sima Essien – You were made for better things

Oluwaseyi Adebola – The growth

Eslah Yusuf Sibraim –Fasara

Jessica Tagbajumi – Red mud

Mabe Illah – The Uprising

Princess Chihurumnaya Samuel – Walk to freedom


Cynthia Nnadi – Life and medals

Chiderra – Meant to fly

Laurene Onunkwo– Twisted Analogies from a Survivor

Votes and judging will end on the 20th of Dec 2018. We look forward to your thoughts about your favourite entry. Voting is by comments and shares.