As the curtain draws on the online social media competition organised by Globacom, the #GLOIN60SECONDS, the last batch of weekly winners of the competition were on Wednesday presented with their cash prizes at Gloworld shops across the country.
The winners, who were drawn from weeks 6, 7 and 8 of the competition, were 21 in number and they were the last set of weekly winners before the grand finale, where the star prize of N1 million and five N200,000 consolation prizes will be presented to the lucky winners later in March.
In Abuja for instance, five winners, Jonah Ochoma, Ejembi Simon, Lewechi Chidiebere Timothy, Rowland Olabode and Eze Paul Ike got their cash prizes of N50,000 each at the Gloworld shops.
Two schoolmates, Iyaomiye Israel Bayo and Oladokun Feyisayo Theophilus, joined Edechime Nnamdi Cyril, a Law student, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and Chikata Kelechukwu, also of Nnsuka Campus of the same university and Akhilele Ehimare Ose, a graduate of Physics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, to receive their prizes in Lagos.
In Enugu, Omeya Chinemerem Gifty, Ajogwu Queen Ogechi and Okpala Chioma went home with their cash prizes, while in Ibadan, Omoloye Oluwasegun Emmanuel, Egbuaba Favour Chibuikem and Adigun Temiloluwa Daniel were also presented with their prizes.
Chikezie Tochukwu, in Kano, Gabez Lynda from Warri, Delta State, Chuke Chimuanya Progress, Benin, and Offong Imaobong Bassey, Port Harcourt, also got their prizes
The two classmates of Aladura Comprehensive High School, Anthony, Lagos, Iyaomiye Israel Bayo and Oladokun Feyisayo Theophilus, who were presented with cheques of N50,000 each at the Allen Avenue Gloworld Shop disclosed that they assisted each other in recording the videos before uploading. They expressed delight that their videos won the competition.
While Iyaomiye uploaded a dance video, Oladokun tested his hands on the drum set and won one of the weekly prizes. The duo said they would use part of their prizes to pay for their examinations and buy a few clothes.
“The #GLOIN60SECONDS talent hunt is real and we are happy that at our first attempts, we won. Thanks to Globacom”, they chorused.
Gabez Lynda who won in Warri said, “I am so excited to be a winner. The competition has really made me popular on social media”, while Chikezie Tochukwu from the Kano presentation said the prize would help him attend to some needs. “Glo has always set the pace. #Gloin60seconds is the bomb. Kudos to Globacom,” he declared.
The GLOIN60SECONDS competition offers participants the opportunity to upload a one-minute video of themselves showcasing their talents on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GLOIN60SECONDS.
Seven lucky contestants with the highest video likes are selected every week and rewarded with the sum of N50,000 cash in the challenge which started on December 10, 2018.