The 2019 edition of the Lagos State Spelling Bee Competition sponsored by Nigeria’s leading ICT company, MTN came to a climactic end on Tuesday, November 19, after months of intense battle.
The competition which began in July featured a total of 70 schools and over 1000 students from around Lagos.
The finale event, which was held in Holy Child College, Ikoyi saw an intense battle among the 31 candidates representing their various schools. After several hours of a fiercely contested competition, a senior student of Chrisfield College emerged the overall winner.
The winner, Adeola Ademuwa Ifeoluwa, an SS2 student, shared his excitement after the victory. “I was feeling a little bit tensed but I knew I would win. I had to memorize a lot of words and prepared very hard.”
Adeola Ademuwa Ifeoluwa who won the grand prize of being the first kid CEO of MTN Nigeria was also awarded a 500,000 thousand Naira cheque. The other winners include 1st runner up Joseph Temiloluwa Grace from Wellspring College; 2nd runner up, Ibrahim Olutoki representing Monidams Private School, 3rd runner up Chukwufumnanya Okonweze who’s from Cayley College, and the 4th runner up from Longford International School, Tunde Lawal Toluwalase.