Dami Ajayi whose poems were showcased here in the last post—and perhaps for the longest time on my blog—is on the shortlist of the Melita Hume Poetry Prize.
I remembered the chat we had on BBM, where he offhandedly said between our conversation, “I saw the link of the poetry competition on your blog, maybe I should apply.”
He left me a message two days later, “My mom has taken it with her to the UK.”
This morning, I found time to again “ping” him for a chat and send him congratulatory messages on his short list; he replied, “A pleasant international surprise.”
I wish him the very best and even bigger things ahead.