The Grand Finale of the 2015 Omo Imagine and Achieve Creative Arts and Essay Writing Competition held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Omo, which is widely known as the fastest stain removing detergent in the market, wrapped up its creative initiative which commenced in February in grand style. The colorful and well-attended event featured the winners from the various State finals along with their winning entries and was graced by parents, teachers and dignitaries from the education sector, government and Industry.
Speaking at the event, Brand Building Director, Unilever Nigeria, David Okeme said that the Competition had served as a platform for thousands of School children to express their talent. “Omo is very proud that many more children, their parents and schools are getting onboard the Omo Imagine and Achieve Initiative and even several years after its inception, the level of creativity shown by the entrants has continued to amaze. Selecting the absolute best also wasn’t an easy feat as there were tons of great work and you could see the effort the kids put in.”, he said.
The highlight of the Finale was the announcement of the winners with twelve-year-old Imurang Salisu of Army Children School, Abule Egba, Lagos taking the grand prize of N1, 000,000 in bursaries in the Creative Arts category. First Runner-up, Clementina Emmanuel of De Brain Foundation School in Kaduna State smiled home with a bursary of N500, 000 while Sunday Daniel of Mafah Education Centre, Benin in Edo State rounded off the top three and was rewarded with a N200, 000 bursary.
Also receiving his prize was the Lagos State winner in the Essay Writing category, Adedeji Adesida of the Corona School in Gbagada.
Meanwhile, Category Manager for Fabrics Cleaning, Unilever Nigeria, Ibironke Ugbaja declared the Initiative a resounding success and an affirmation that Unilever’s continued investment in empowering the Nigerian Child was already yielding brilliant results. “The growing popularity of the Omo Imagine and Achieve Initiative justifies all the energy the Brand puts into discovering and nurturing young talent in the country and from what I have seen and heard throughout the period of the competition, I feel confident that the nation’s future is burning brighter than ever”, she said.
This year’s competition had been tagged “Unleash Your Potential” and its central theme was on the future careers of the school children.