As Globacom’s online talent competition, #GLOIN60SECONDS, reaches its climax, young citizens from across the nation have started battling for the grand prize of one million Naira.
Feelers from social media platforms indicate that the youths are uploading exciting videos that can earn them slots in the finals of the contest.
Sequel to the presentations of cash prizes to batches of winners in the competition, a gamut of videos from across the genres of art including drama skits, dancing, comedy, poetry, singing and other creative activities, were uploaded by thousands of youths who were excited to be part of the talent hunt and desirous of winning the N1m grand prize or the five consolation prizes of N200,000 each.
#GLOIN60SECONDS competition which commenced on December 10, 2018, gives youths the opportunity to upload a 60-second video showcasing their talents on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GLOIN60SECONDS.
The company, each week identified seven lucky contestants with the highest likes on the social media platforms and rewarded them with the sum of N50,000 cash each. Winners of weeks one to five were subsequently presented their cheques in Gloworld shops across the country.
Winners of weeks 6, 7 and 8 will collect their cheques on Wednesday, February 27 prior to the grand finale, during which the winner of a N1 million grand prize will emerge while five other contestants will go home with N200,000 consolation prizes
Undergraduate student of Economics of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Akinmolarin Bolarinwa, who uploaded a drama skit on his Twitter account hopes to win the grand prize.
Said he, “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”.
In the same vein, 23-year old professional dance artiste, Oreoluwa Oladapo, who had earlier received his cash prize enthused that the #GLOIN60SECONDS has jerked up his followership on Instagram, just as his creativity “has also gone up because you have to be creative to realise your dream. This is the best platform for youths at the moment”.
Pakama Mukta Anthony, a dancer and graduate of Botany from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, opined that “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.”