Nigeria’s Telecommunications Carrier, Globacom has rolled out a competition to spice up the forthcoming St Valentine’s Day and enrich subscribers’ lives even beyond the Lovers’ Day. Tagged Say it Loud, Say it with Love, the promotion will give subscribers a chance to win N5 million as grand prize, consolation prizes running into several millions of Naira and an opportunity to sing with their favourite Glo Ambassadors in a recording contract.
The contest will run on an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) platform of Globacom, offering subscribers an opportunity to dial in and sing a song, recite a poem or tell a joke in 45 seconds.
Globacom said subscribers interested in participating in the promotion should dial the short code 54887 to record and upload their 45-second song, poem or a joke for N50 on the portal. The subscriber will then receive an SMS with his individual ID number (54888xxxxx). This number could be dialed to vote for the participant while N20 is charged per vote. Voters will also be rewarded with prizes worth millions of naira.
However, to be able to vote for any participant in the contest, subscribers are advised to dial 54888, listen to the song, poem or joke and vote for the content.
The promo commenced on January 23. Apart from the star prize of N5 million, three winners will each take home N2.5m monthly; 14 winners will receive N1m weekly prizes each and there will be 3,600 hourly prizes of N2,500 in airtime and 200 daily prizes of N25,000 in cash.
In addition to these, ten contestants will sign a contract to have their songs as Caller Ring Back Tunes and singers of the top three songs will have the opportunity to record a remix of their entries with a Glo Ambassador, thereby making them rich and famous.
A very good number of West Africa’s premium music stars are Globacom’s brand Ambassadors. These include Bisade Ologunde (Lagbaja), Jude Abaga (MI), Oyebanjo Oladapo Daniel (D’banj), Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe (Wande Coal), Chinedu Okolie (Flavour), Peter and Paul Okoye (P Square), Waje Iruobe, Omawumi Megbele, Chukie Edozien (Lynxx), Sammie Okposo, Bezhiwa Idakula (Bez) and Ego Ogbaro.
Other top singers from Nigeria who are Globacom Ambassadors include: Damini Ogulu (Burnaboy), Chidima Okebalama (Chee) and Naeto Chikwe (Naeto C).
The network’s Ambassadors in Ghana include Kwabena Kwabena (George Adu) , Irene Logan, Edem, Asem, Sherifa Gunu, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley while Globacom’s Ambassador in Benin Republic is Zeynab Abibou.
The winners of the Say it Loud, Say It With Love Promo will enjoy the rare privilege of recording a duet with some of these stars.
In a statement signed by the company’s Head of Value Added Services (VAS), Mr. Nagasai Viswanath, lucky subscribers whose songs are selected as caller tunes on the Globacom network, will enjoy the opportunity to earn revenue from every chosen song downloaded by subscribers as ring back tune.
The statement explained that all subscribers’ entries of songs, poems and jokes will be uploaded on the portal for the public to listen to and vote by simply dialing 54888.
He added that two random voters would be picked as winners every hour, while one singer would be picked as random winner everyday while the highest weekly and monthly votes would be recorded and rewarded.