As the countdown to the finals of Globacom’s online talent competition, #GLOIN60SECONDS, begins, Nigerian youths have intensified efforts on different online platforms, where they have been posting different videos to enable them to qualify for the last stage of the contest.The ultimate prize of N1m awaits the overall winner, while five others will go home with consolation prizes of N200, 000 each.
In the last 8 weeks, Globacom has presented prizes to different winners across the country, and this has generated positive buzz among the youths in the country who have besieged online sites to upload different videos, including drama skits, dancing, comedy, poetry, singing and other creative activities as the competition for the ultimate prize gathers momentum.
The challenge which started on December 10, 2018, rewards seven lucky contestants with the highest video likes, who are selected every week, with the sum of N50, 000 each.
So far, five batches of winners have received their cheques in Gloworld outlets across the country, while weeks 6, 7 and 8 winners will be presented with their cheques on Wednesday, February 27, ahead of the grand finale in which 30 top rated videos from all three categories will be selected to contest for voting for the period of one week. This will be followed by the presentation of N1 million grand prize and five N200, 000 consolation prizes to the lucky winners.
Expressing his views on the contest, a year two student of Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Akinmolarin Bolarinwa, who uploaded a drama skit on his Twitter account, expressed optimism that he would emerge victorious.
He said: “I have read about those who have won in the competition and have also seen photographs of those who collected their cheques and I have confidence that my drama video will qualify to win in the next draw”.
The winners have also become instant stars and are widely followed across different online platforms. For instance, a professional dance artiste, Oreoluwa Oladapo explained that his followers increased tremendously on Instagram after receiving his cash prize from Globacom in the #GLOIN60SECONDS competition. According to him, his followers “have also gone up because you have to be creative to realise your dream. This is the best platform for youths at the moment”.
In the same vein, a dancer and Botany graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Pakama Mukta Anthony, said, “Winning in the #GLOIN60SECONDS challenge is a big boost to me and I am particularly happy to be a winner. Glo gives back to its subscribers and I will continue to preach the Glo gospel to my friends and relations”.