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Edna Gata is a shining example of youthful talent and unwavering faith in the bustling world of creativity and storytelling. 

At just 21 years old, Edna is a remarkable undergraduate student at Federal University Lokoja, whose prowess as a Christian writer and storyteller transcends her age. 

Proficient in fiction and non-fiction narratives, she possesses a unique ability to draw stories from the personal experiences of individuals, masterfully capturing each moment while emphasizing the profound love of God. 

Edna’s ultimate goal is remarkable: illuminating the darkest paths in people’s lives, offering them hope and inspiration.

A Youthful Beacon of Inspiration

Edna Gata’s journey as a writer and storyteller is a testament to the power of youth and faith. At just 21 years old, she defies the notion that age is a barrier to creativity and impact. Her academic pursuits at Federal University Lokoja provide the backdrop for her burgeoning career as a writer and storyteller.

Proficiency in Two Worlds: Fiction and Non-Fiction

One of the distinguishing features of Edna’s talent is her versatility. She navigates effortlessly between fiction and non-fiction, demonstrating a remarkable command over both genres. In fiction, her storytelling prowess conjures vivid worlds and characters that transport readers to places they’ve never been. In non-fiction, she employs her skills to weave real-life narratives into compelling stories that resonate deeply with her audience.

Drawing Inspiration from Personal Experiences

Her unique ability to draw inspiration from personal experiences sets Edna Gata apart as a storyteller. She possesses an innate gift for empathizing with individuals, delving into their stories, and extracting the essence of their journeys. This empathetic approach allows her to craft authentic, relatable, and profoundly moving narratives.

Masterfully Capturing Every Moment

Edna’s storytelling finesse lies in her ability to capture every moment with precision and emotion. Whether she describes the quiet beauty of a sunrise or the turbulence of a life-changing event, her words are imbued with a profound sense of presence. Her narratives transport readers into the story’s heart, allowing them to experience each moment as if they were there.

Emphasizing the Profound Love of God

At the core of Edna’s storytelling is a resounding theme—the profound love of God. Her faith shines through her words, infusing her narratives with hope, grace, and a deep sense of purpose. Through her stories, she seeks to convey the message that no matter how challenging life may be, the love of God is a guiding light that can lead individuals through even the darkest times.

A Noble Mission: Offering Hope and Inspiration

Beyond her creative talents, Edna Gata harbors a noble mission—to offer hope and inspiration to those who tread on the darkest paths in life. Her stories are beacons of light, illuminating the way for those in the shadows. She believes that through her writing, she can touch the hearts and souls of her readers, instilling in them the courage to face adversity with unwavering faith.

A Bright Future

As Edna’s journey as a Christian writer and storyteller unfolds, the future holds boundless possibilities. Her youthful exuberance and unwavering faith are a testament to the transformative power of creativity. With every word she pens and every story she tells, she brings a ray of hope into the lives of her readers.

In a world often clouded by uncertainty and challenges, Edna Gata’s stories remind us that faith, love, and the power of narrative can guide us through even the darkest of times. Her ultimate goal, to offer hope and inspiration, is a noble mission that resonates with readers of all ages. As we anticipate the stories yet to be told by this young beacon of hope, we are reminded that the written word can touch hearts, change lives, and light the path toward a brighter tomorrow.

The Chinaza Favour Writing Challenge is an esteemed literary competition celebrating creativity in the realms of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

This annual challenge, established in 2021, aims to provide a platform for creative writers in the genres of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry, celebrating their exceptional talents and promoting their works. By exploring diverse themes each year, the challenge encourages writers to express themselves authentically, reaching new audiences and propelling their writing careers forward.

Chinaza Favour

In this edition, Chinaza Favour is collaborating with Worital, one of Africa’s publishing companies to make the challenge even bigger and better as Worital recognizes the profound influence of literature in shaping and transforming destinies.

Challenge details

Writers of all genres are invited to explore the theme “The Phoenix: A Tale of Reinvention and Rebirth” and showcase their literary prowess in captivating narratives, insightful essays, and heartfelt verses.

Word count: 400-500 words
The challenge welcomes all aspiring writers, offering a unique opportunity to craft compelling and concise pieces that capture the essence of the theme while leaving a lasting impact on readers.

To enter, participants are to submit their entries in two parts: Social Media Submission and Website Submission.

Social Media Submission

For social media submission, participants are encouraged to post their entry on their public Facebook or Instagram accounts, tagging Chinaza Favour (on Facebook) or @thechinazafavour (on Instagram) and Worital (on both platforms), and using the designated hashtags: #ChinazaFavourWorital, #ThePhoenixChallenge, and #ChinazaFavoursWritingChallenge.

For Website Submission, participants need to follow the same social media instructions and then visit www.worital.com/cfwc2023 to complete the submission form. They are required to provide their details and include the link to their social media entry, as well as an attachment of a doc or docx file of their piece.

Timeline: Submissions open on the 17th of July and ends on the 24th of July, 2023.
Winners will be announced in the first week of September, 2023, and their outstanding achievements will be showcased in various media outlets, including a feature in a national newspaper.

Recognition and Prizes

The recognition and prizes for this year’s challenge are truly remarkable.
Each winner from the Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry categories will be awarded a publishing deal worth 500,000 Naira with Worital, an esteemed publishing house. In addition to this, winners will receive a beautifully customized plaque of honor, shipped to their address, with winners outside Nigeria covering the shipping cost. Furthermore, winners will be presented with cash prizes not yet disclosed at the moment.

The top 20 submissions from each category will be curated into a captivating ebook, titled “The Phoenix Chronicles,” which will be published on Worital’s innovative book app, BookPlaze. Contributors will receive full credit for their work, providing them with valuable exposure to a wider audience.

To join The Chinaza Favour Writing Challenge and unleash your literary brilliance, visit www.worital.com/cfwc2023. For inquiries, please contact Idowu at +234 701 095 9874.

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