Five Nigerian Choirs Honored At The 2018 World Choir Olympics

Five Nigerian choirs have been honoured at the 2018 World Choir Olympics with gold and silver laurels in different categories.

The five Nigerian choirs were: Lagos City Chorale, Mountain Top Chorale, New Wine Chorale, Musica Casa and Riverbank School Choir. Nigeria was also represented at the bi-annual meeting of World Choir Council by Sir Emeka Nwokedi.

The theme of the 2018 World Choir Olympics “Various Voices, One Harmony”, was envisioned to building bridges through choral music, with the African celebration concert emphasizing social cohesion and creation of new bonds of friendship.

The 10th World Choir Games held in Tshwane (Pretoria) South Africa from July 4 – 14, 2018 (first time in Africa since inception), consisted of over 300 choirs from sixty-two countries across the five continents of the world competed on same stages, co-habited in hotels and hostels, shared tables and same meals.

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Omei Bongos-Ikwue Wins Toastmasters International Speech Contest [2018]

Omei Bongos-Ikwue has risen above her speech impairment to win the 2018 Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Accra, Ghana.

Her winning speech, entitled, “Release it”, focused on the themes of bravery, passion and generosity, which she used a moving story to illustrate that “we only receive extraordinary things when we let go of the average, or ordinary ones.”

The speeches were judged on content, organization, gestures and style.

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20 Winners Emerge In GTBank’s #SimpleChangeBigImpact Challenge [2018]

Twenty entries have emerged winners in the final stage of GTBank’s #SimpleChangeBigImpact Challenge, during which members of the public voted on social media for social innovations with the best potential to uplift local communities.

The individuals behind each of the twenty entries will now receive up to 1 million in funding to execute their community development project.

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