A PREMIUM TIMES editor, Onyinye Muomah, was on Friday announced as one of the winners of the HomeVida scriptwriting competition.
Ms. Muomah won in the category for best Anti-Trafficking in Persons by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC. Two other people, Brenda Ogbuka and Tunde Apalawo also emerged winners in this category.
Other categories were the Investors Protection Category endowed by Securities and Exchange Commission, which was also won by Ms. Ogbuka. The Human Development Category endowed by United Nations Millennium Campaign, UNMC, winners will be announced next week.
HomeVida is an initiative of Public and Private Development Centre, PPDC, an Abuja based Non-Governmental Organisation [NGO]. It is aimed at promoting integrity values through movies.
An annual HomeVida awards is held in December to appreciate writers and film makers who make and write movies that promote social values.
The winners get a prize money of N100, 000 each and participate in a one-day seminar which would be hosted by top directors, screenwriters and film makers. The winning scrpts would be made into short films.
Prior to this, Ms. Muomah along with her partner, photographer, Aisha Augie-Kuta, won the the British Council Through My Eyes competition in February.
“I thank God that I can use my talent to highlight issues in our society and I’m grateful for the award,” Ms. Muomah said.