Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Prize for Literary Criticism

Because the Prize’s goal is to promote Nigerian writing, it is open to literary critics from across the world who critique Nigerian literature.

Nigerian literature, for the purposes of this award, is defined as literature about Nigeria and the Nigerian experience, as opposed to literature authored by a Nigerian. However, critical essays on the works of the emerging generation of Nigerian writers are given special consideration.

The winners of this Prize are announced at the public presentation of The Nigeria Prize for Literature winners.

Entries for the Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism are now being accepted. This yearly prize is sponsored by Nigeria LNG to honour the author of the best critical work.

See also: The Nigeria Prize for Literature and Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Prize for Science.

NLNG Prize for Literary Criticism Panel of Judges &  Advisory Board


  • Professor Ameh Dennis Akoh (Chairman
  • Dr. Rasheeday Liman (Member)
  • Prof. Osita Catherine Ezenwanebe (Member

Advisory Board

  • Professor Akachi Adimora – Ezeigbo, FNAL, FLSN (Chairman)
  • Professor Olu Obafemi, FNAL NNOM (Member)
  • Professor Ahmed Yerima, FNAL FSONTA (Member)

NLNG Prize for Literary Criticism Award Prize

  • To encourage literary criticism, the Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature will reward one critic with the sum of USD 10,000
  • The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence
  • The winner(s), if any, will be announced and presented in October 2023.

How to Enter NLNG Prize for Literary

All applicants must submit their entries accompanied by an application form obtainable online from The Nigeria Prizes website, Completed forms must be printed and submitted with the entries. Go to for more details on submission.

Application Form  Official Link

The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.

All entries must be in by 31st of March, 2023. Late entries will not be considered.

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