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LegitNg 2020 Big Naija Independence Contest

Applications are open for the Legit.ng Big Naija Independence Contest 2020. Legit.ng gives young people a unique chance to tell their own stories of the Nigerian Independence. The Big Naija Independence Contest by Legit.ng is aimed at spotting young talented students passionate about journalism. It is a great opportunity for you to get your story heard!

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About LegitNg

Legit.ng is a Nigerian digital media and news platform. It is ranked as the #1 news and entertainment platform and the 7th overall most visited website in Nigeria by Alexa. Legit.ng is the biggest publisher on Facebook by the audience in ‘Media’ category. Founded in 2012, Legit.ng has its headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria and launched an editorial hub in the country’s capital, Abuja, in May 2015. Legit.ng is partner of Genesis Media global consumer Internet company which also cooperates with Tuko (in Kenya) and Yen (in Ghana... read more


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LegitNg Big Naija Independence Contest


Aim and Benefits of LegitNg Big Naija Independence Contest

  1. 3 winners get a prize of
    1. ?115,000
    2. ?75,000
    3. ?38,000
  2. Winners will have a chance to visit Legit.ng office.
  3. The most original and interesting essays will be published at Legit.ng.

Requirements for LegitNg Big Naija Independence Contest Qualification

  1. Open to young Nigerians;
  2. The essay must be 400-1000 words in length, contain a main heading and several subheadings;
  3. Each individual can submit maximum of one essay;
  4. All essays must be submitted in .doc or .docx format, other formats will not be accepted;
  5. Only original, unique and written from scratch essays will be considered.
  6. Publishing an essay on your University’s website with a link to Legit.ng might be considered as a plus in case applicants have the same scores.

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Application Deadline

November 21, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to LegitNg on www.specials.legit.ng to apply
  1. Students can participate in the Big Naija Independence contest by writing the essay on one of three categories:
  2. Your personal contribution: A true story on how you personally help your country to grow. It can be on your education, achievements or any other deeds that, in your opinion, help to improve the lives of Nigerian citizens, the atmosphere in your community or country in general. Please, show how your report improves the wider situation, not just your own experiences.
  3. Lessons learned since 1960: An article on an event that had a major impact in the social, economic, cultural or any other important spheres in Nigerian society. You can consider both positive and negative aspects of it, but make sure it is related to present times. Try using a retrospective approach for showing how it can help in perspective.
  4. Role of Women: As the role of women has been underestimated for quite long, it is time to uncover how women helped to build independence in Nigeria during these 60 years. Give an example of women’s achievements and their unique influence on Big Naija Independence.

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