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Bode Asiyanbi: Nigeria's emerging writing talent

Bode Asiyanbi from Nigeria ended 2018 on a high. It was announced that he had won the Georgi Markov prize for the most promising script, in the BBC International Play-writing Competition. The prize is in honour of BBC World Service journalist and writer Georgi Markov who championed freedom of creative expression. Bode's interest in writing grew after he was selected as one of the winners in the now defunct BBC African Performance radio drama series, a few years ago. He heard the news then from the BBC's Jenny Horrocks, and this time he spoke to her again and told her that winning the Georgi Markov prize was "quite a big deal".

(Image: Bode Asiyanbi with Jenny Horrocks)

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