Nigerian cartoonists won $1.5 million in the latest round of free newspapers contest for cartoons in Nigeria, where the media industry has been in turmoil since the 2013 ouster of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s new president.
The winning cartoonists include cartoonist Ebu Touni, who has won the prize twice in the past, as well as cartoonist Mokhtar Yobe, who won the first prize last year.
The prize is the largest ever awarded to a cartoonist in Nigeria.
It also was the largest prize ever awarded for a Nigerian cartoonist.
The prize money will be divided among the winners of the competition, who will each receive $10,000.
In a statement, Nigeria Press Club CEO Moko Dusun said that this was the “largest award of any type for a cartoon in Nigeria in years.”
The Nigeria Press Association, a non-profit organization that supports the editorial and business aspects of the industry, said that the prize money would be donated to local organizations and charities in the city of Lagos. “
We’ve had a lot of people coming to us from across the country and beyond, especially from abroad, who have asked us to make a cartoon and send it to them.”
The Nigeria Press Association, a non-profit organization that supports the editorial and business aspects of the industry, said that the prize money would be donated to local organizations and charities in the city of Lagos.
The award was announced in January by the National Association of Cartoonists and Publishers, Nigeria’s most prestigious organization, which said that it would “pay for a team of four cartoonists to produce a five-minute cartoon.”
The cartoonists were chosen after a competition between four of the countrys most prestigious cartoonists and a team from the Lagos-based Nigerian Cartoonists Association.
The competition featured six short- and long-term prizes for best-selling cartoons, including $25,000 for best graphic design.
The winners will be announced on June 25.
The winners will receive their prize money in two installments in July and August, respectively.
For more information on Nigeria’s annual Cartoonists’ Festival, check out this link.
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