Grants:Project/Rapid/James Rhoda/Wikidata for Nigerian Novelist and Novel

James Rhoda/Wikidata for Nigerian Novelist and Novel
A lot of Nigerian Novel and Novelist are missing in Wikidata database, this project will serve as a way to bridge the gap. query for Novelist and query Novel in Nigeria on Wikidata returns only 38 results for Novelist and 0 results for Novels. This project is aimed at creating and improving Wikidata items for Novelist and their books. This project will promote not only Novelist,but also promote other types of books and Authors.
start date10 March
end date1st April
budget (local currency)NGN 679,529
budget (USD)$1,635
grant typeIndividual
granteeJames Rhoda

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Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

A 2 days Training/Edith-a-ton

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have informed WUGN here

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Participants will be communicated via different social media platform etc. WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

Yes. Three experienced editors will join me in accomplishing the project. They are:

Bukky658 facilitator
Ridzaina facilitator

Major Lyte Facilitator

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, Participants have laptops and smartphones.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

I will create a WhatsApp follow-up group to further engage them. The group will provide them with tips on creating, editing, and retrieving Wikidata items. I will assign them to a mentor(an experienced Wikimedian) and equally encourage them to follow @WikidataNigeria on twitter to get tips on editing Wikidata.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Risk Assessment

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project is aimed at providing data for Nigerian Novelist and their Novels for Researchers, Academia, Linguists and Bibliophile's to meet their information, and research need.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events = 2
  2. Number of participants = 30
  3. Number of new editors = 10
  4. Number of articles created or improved = 80
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) = 15+


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

● Personal Laptops and mobile phones.

● A list of Wikidata items to create and improve.

● 3 experience editors:

James Rhoda - (Project Lead) She is an experienced Wikimedian, She facilitated the Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria, WikiGlam Awareness in Kwara State and unofficially facilitated other projects. She has participated in a series of contests such as WPWP 2020, Wikidata SDG's Contest 2021, Wiki Loves Africa 2021, WPWP2021, Wikidata(Media personalities in Nigeria) 2021, etc.

Bukky658 - (Facilitator) She is an experienced wikibrarian, a fellow of the WikiAFlib Cohort 1. She was the project lead for WikiGlam Awareness, and Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria, as well as the Trainer of the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom Program in Nigeria. She co-organized the WikiCorper Training in Kwara State and also participated in a series of online contests such as WPWP, WikiSDGs, WikiLoveAfrica, Wiki Activate, WikiSanta, WikiExpedition, etc.

Ridzaina - (Facilitator) She is an experienced Wikipedian, She has participated in various Wikimedia projects and won several wikidata contests such as Wikidata SDG's Contest 2021, Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria, etc.

Major Lyte - (Facilitator) He is an experienced Wikipedian and a communication expert. He has participated and won in various Wikimedia community projects. He has organized various contests such as Wikidata for media personalities and Wikidata for Tourism. What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

This is the budget breakdown for the Project ( Conversion rate according to Oanda 412.710
  • Event Venue: $192 x 2days = $385
  • Food and drinks: $7 x 30 x 2days= $420
  • Internet Bundle for team members and participants = $83
  • graphics designing, printing of posters and Roll up banners = $73
  • Projector renting = $29
  • DSLR Camera Rental = $24 x 2 days = $48
  • Nose Masks = $13
  • Router = $75
  • Hand sanitizers for participants and facilitators at the 2days seminars = $24
  • Shirts for organizers and active participants:$96
  • Gift vouchers for top contributors: $170 = (first: $60, Second:$50, third:$40, fourth:$30 ,fifth:$20 and 2 top Newest editors:$25)
  • Souvenirs for participants : 30 participants = $145
  • Logistics and Miscellaneous = $74
Total = US 1,635


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This project aims at providing more resourceful information about novels and novelists Bashman20 (talk) 12:17, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  • This project will help increase the number of Wikidata editors as one of its goals is to recruit new editors. The project also aims at creating Wikidata items for novels and novelists in Nigeria. I   Strong support it. Ridzaina (talk) 13:34, 6 February 2022 (UTC)