The top 3 winners for the inaugural Griot Competition are:
1. The Travelling Man by Radha Zutshi Opubor (Nigeria): Radha Zutshi Opubor is a 17-year-old Indian-Nigerian girl living in London. Her work has previously appeared in Omenana, the Kalahari Review, and the Afrofuturism Issue of Chicago Literati. In February of 2021, her short story ‘The Flood’ (Omenana 8/20) was selected for the 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List.
2. Ifechukwu by Favour Modekwe (Nigeria): Favour Modekwe is from Nigeria. She is a graduate of zoology currently a PG.D student of education. She loves nature and enjoys reading, writing and travelling.
3. The Magic Clay Pot by Ifeyinwa Judith Ogwo (Nigeria): Ifeyinwa Judith Ogwo is a native of Nkitaku village, Agulu in Anaocha local government area, Anambra State, Nigeria. She has three brothers and one sister. She had her Primary, Secondary and University education in Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria.
The top 10 entries in alphabetical order are:
- Chronicle of a village girl by Wilmah Mupa (Zimbabwe)
- Ifechukwu by Favour Modekwe (Nigeria)
- Kilimanjaro: The Field Where Loved Ones Meet by Matthew Schroeder (South Africa)
- Michael Mazukulu, The Zimbabwean Struggle by Khutso Eron (South Africa)
- Ogbanelu by Rejoice Kalu (Nigeria)
- Our dream changed the entire story by Brian Ochien’g (Kenya)
- The Decision by Melinda Barthel (Zambia)
- The Magic Clay Pot by Ifeyinwa Judith Ogwo (Nigeria)
- The Travelling Man by Radha Zutshi Opubor (Nigeria)
- Zshaboombi: The Plight of Contrition by Ivan S Mooh Mooh (Cameroon)