The grand prize winner in Globacom’s online talent hunt contest, Simon Inass Ejembi, an actor and musician from Benue State, stole the heart of guests when he turned up at the Mike Adenuga Towers on Tuesday, to collect his N1 million prize money.
Overwhelmed with joy and gratitude, he thanked Globacom for providing the platform for him to win some cash with his musical skit titled, “Grandmaster”. He expressed gratitude to God, friends and his 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,” he enthused.
Five others carted away consolation prizes of N200,000 each at the excitement-filled event attended by journalists, family members and friends of the winners. Those who won consolation prizes include Nwogwugwu Brainie, a Law graduate of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka; Doyin Hafeezah Salau, a 400-Level female Law student of the University of Lagos; Emeh Emmanuel Okwun, a 23-year-old Biochemistry graduate of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State; Ehimare Aaleeyah Shaka, 17-year-old aspiring music star from Edo State, and John Sunday Peter, a graduate of Apa College of Education, Benue State.
The winners were voted for by the online public, from among thousands of Glo subscribers that participated in the eight-week contest.
Like Ejembi, another of the winners who also expressed similar altruistic and charitable spirit was Ehimare Aaleeyah. She said she would use her winnings to pay the school fees of her siblings. “I feel blessed to be so recognised. I will use the money to pay my siblings’ tuition fees,” she declared.
Another consolation prize winner, Doyin Salau, while receiving her prize, said she would buy her work equipment with her prize money. “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.”