The Mike Adenuga headquarters of Globacom was a beehive of activities yesterday as the company presented prizes to the grand finale winners of its online talent hunt competition, GLOIN60SECONDS.
The company’s headquarters was filled up as lucky winners accompanied by friends and relatives stormed the event venue as early 9am. They were all effusive in joy as they waited patiently to receive their prizes.
The six winners who went home with the sum of Two Million Naira include the grand finale winner, Benue- born Ejembi Simon Inass, an actor and musician who received a cheque of N1 million.
The remaining five, who won the consolation prize of N200,000 each, included Doyin Hafeezah Salau, a 400-Level female Law student of the University of Lagos who hails from Kwara State, Nwogwugwu Brainie, a Law graduate of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka; he currently manages ‘Jimmy’s Play House’, a dance, photo and music studio in Owerri, Imo State and 17-year-old Ehimare Aaleeyah Shaka, an aspiring music star from Edo State.
Others are John Sunday Peter, a graduate of Apa College of Education, Benue State and 23-year-old Biochemistry graduate of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Emeh Emmanuel Okwun.
Speaking after receiving his cheque, the grand prize winner, Simon Ejembi thanked Globacom for providing the platform for him to win one million naira with his musical skit titled “Grandmaster”. He said “I am grateful to God, my friends and family. I will go on tour to promote talents in my area and also take relief materials to an orphanage. I will pay tithe and use part of the money to promote my radio and television shows. I am very grateful to God and to Glo”.
Also John Sunday Peter who collected a cheque of N200, 000 praised Globacom for empowering Nigerians. He said: “I will use the prize money to get accommodation in Lakowe, in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos where I stay and promote my music career. I have been sourcing for funds and Glo has provided it at the right time.”
Another 200,000 winner, Doyin Hafeezah Salau expressed her heartfelt appreciation to Globacom for coming up with Gloin60seconds contest. She explained that “I have saved the N50, 000 which I won during the weekly shows and will add it to this N200,000 to buy video recording camera for my skit productions. Glo has really helped me and I am very happy that my career is taking shape”.
Similarly, 17 year Ehimare Aaleeyah who was accompanied by her parents said: “I feel blessed to be so recognised. I will use the money to pay my siblings’ tuition fees”.
On his part, Owerri–based Nwogwugwu Brainie said, “I am very happy, very excited. I feel indebted to Glo. I am a lawyer and a politician. I am the Imo State Chairman, National Interest Party. I will use my money to organise a talent hunt progrramme for youths in my community”.
In his speech at the event, Mr. Olufolahan Faseyitan, Globacom’s Regional Manager, Lagos and Ogun said, GLOIN60SECONDS competition was one of the company’s numerous customer appreciation offers conceived to engage and showcase budding talents as well as reward young creative people in Nigeria’s social media space.
He reiterated Globacom’s commitment to continuous introduction of more value-adding and life-enhancing products and services designed to enrich the lifestyle of its subscribers and their experience on the network.
During the Gloin60seconds challenge which was held for eight weeks, subscribers followed Glo on any of the company’s social media pages: @Globacomlimited on Instagram, @Gloworld on Twitter and Gloworld on Facebook, registered online and uploaded their videos.
52 winners received cash prizes of N50, 000 each, right from week one to week eight in different cities across the country.