Competitions & Programmes


The 2019 PositiveNaija Video Event aims to promote the following:

  • Self-value of Nigerians;
  • Dignity of legitimate work undertaken by Nigerians; and
  • Visionary and sustainable enterprises.

Title of Video Event:

Nigerians, Work & Dignity!


Inform the world through your video on the vision, nature, relevance and impact of your work for the good of humanity.

Further content expectations:

In addition to the objective of the video event, the following should be included in the video:

  • Make visible the Nigerian flag
  • State or tell us what work means to you.

Nigerians, work and dignity


  • Video submissions are free – at no cost to the participants
  • One (1) video submission per person
  • Open to only Nigerians
  • The individual present in the video will be considered the contestant and will be the only individual eligible to compete for the prize
  • Organizations are not eligible either as an entity or through representation by an individual
  • PositiveNaija Team are not eligible [excluding the Volunteers – who have no involvement in the organisation of the Event]

Video presentation guidelines:

  • Record an original short video with no plagiarism and not uploaded/published elsewhere.
  • At the beginning or end of the video, state your full names and nationality.
  • Maximum of five (5) minutes [5:00:00]
  • Speak loud and clear in a visible environment.
  • The video must not contain music of any kind.
  • Video can be submitted in any playable video format (mobile phone recording is encouraged).
  • The languages of communication in the video are Nigerian Pidgin and/or English.
  • Truth, logical consistency, facts, narrative organisation, creativity/initiative and poise.
  • You must have permission from anyone who appears or speaks in the video or who provides content to you for the video.
  • The video must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
  • All conventional video-editing methods are acceptable. Videos may be edited through any program and in any format.
  • Once a video is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.
  • Submit your video entries only via our Whatsapp: +2349064503292
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any video that is not in compliance with these guidelines/expectations or is otherwise not in keeping with PositiveNaija’s values.

Reward [financial]:

  • 1st prize: ₦0
  • 2nd prize: ₦0
  • 3rd prize: ₦0

Reward [adverts]:

  • 1st – 10th positions: ₦100,000 worth of adverts each on the PositiveNaija platforms.

*Click here to see our guide on Adverts.

Reward [publication]:

  • 1st – 10th positions: Video presentations are transcribed and published on the PositiveNaija platform and its social media channels.
  • 1st – 10th positions: Video presentations are transcribed and published in the PositiveNaija Series 2019.

Reward [advisory]:

  • 1st – 10th positions: Two-week post event free comprehensive financial advisory services (audit, taxation and transaction advisory) by Wole Joshua & Co.


  • Submission dates by participants: May 1 – 12, 2019
  • PositiveNaija review and select Top 10 best entries: May 13 – 25, 2019
  • Advisory Judges review entries: May 18 – 22, 2019
  • Wole Joshua & Co. reviews entries and decision on best entries: May 13 – 25, 2019
  • Decision on Top 10 best entries are published on the Contest Page: May 26, 2019
  • Profiles and details of the Top 10 participants are requested: May 27 – 29, 2019
  • Top 10 best entries are declared/published on 31st May 2019 on PositiveNaija
  • Rewards are issued to winners on 31st May 2019

*Decisions by PositiveNaija and the Advisory Judge(s) are final and are not subject to legal appeal.

*If the entries eventually received become too many, the review timeline may be adjusted and new dates will be updated on this Page for effective assessment. This might mean final voting and declaration of winner extends beyond the scheduled timeline as stated.


We welcome sponsorships for the 2019 PositiveNaija Video Event. Identifying, supporting and partnering with us on this competition is a testament to your personal, institutional or corporate conviction on the greatness, development and potentials of Nigeria/Nigerians.

For transparent and accountability purposes, every sponsorship for this competition received shall be made available on the blog [for privacy, sponsors can choose to use the initials of their names] (SEE ANNEX 2 below). We shall also provide up-to-date progress report to you.

Your support – financial or service-oriented, could therefore be targeted to the following areas (SEE ANNEX 1 below for account details and guidance):

  • Prizes: Top 1 – 3 Videos (Target: 10 million Naira)
  • Media/Publicity (Target: 3 million Naira)
  • Administrative/Logistics (Target: 2 million Naira)
  • General/Overarching – If your support is targeted to the general/overarching running of the competition, we will ensure equity in its distribution to the entire competition process.


Submit your video entries only via our Whatsapp: +2349064503292

Deadline: 12 May 2019 | 11:59 PM (GMT +1)

Advisory Judge(s):

Mosunmola Adeojo

Mosunmola AdeojoMosunmola Adeojo teaches at the University of Lagos with the English Department.

In 2017/2018, she was a Fulbright fellow at Yale University where she assisted in the Yorùbá program at the Center for African Studies.

She is interested in Nigerian politics and hopes to be part of Nigeria’s political administration.

Mosunmola is currently a PhD Student at the University of Florida where she studies Victorian and Nigerian literatures.


Acceptance of Terms

By participating you declare that you accept these terms and conditions.

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ANNEX 1 – Sponsorship Guide

*Account information (Bank name: Access Bank; Account name: Toju Ogbe; Account number: 0006376703)

* Use ‘2019 PositiveNaija Newscast’ as support description. You can also send an email/sms indicating your support provided.

*We do not accept cash; please make all financial contributions via the account information provided.

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ANNEX 2 – 2019 PositiveNaija Video Event Sponsors

*Only received contributions of support (financial and non-financial) are listed below in the order they come in/we receive them.


Wole Joshua & Co.Event Process Auditing & Comprehensive Financial Advisory for WinnersPrizes & Administrative and Logistics


Name ContributionCategory
T.A.O₦20,000Publicity & Administrative/Logistics

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ANNEX 3 – Status of Entries

  1. Total number of entries: 1
  2. Winner – Ogunkayode Oluwaseyi Simeon



*Last updated: 29th of May 2019



See the 2019 PositiveNaija Newscast Contest on the next page.

69 thoughts on “Competitions & Programmes”

  1. My heart felt gratitude to the positive naija team for the platform and opportunity. I have received the cash prize and the certificate.

  2. It’s a unique honour to have participated in the 2018 edition of Positive Naija Essay Competition. I was also happy to receive my certificate and cash prize. I thank and commend the Positive Naija team for organising this competition in a transparent and hitch-free manner. And I genuinely hope the essays would inspire a refreshing wave of patriotism among Nigerians.

  3. The PositiveNaija Team appears to be doing all the good work these days in promoting creativity, intellectual excellence and Nigerianism.


    1. Good day Thelma. Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, by the grace of God we will be having the essay contest for this year 2019. Information on this should be made publicly available by July 2019. Thanks again.

  4. “Decision on Top 10 entries by Advisory Judges are published (without ranking) on the Competition Page: 1st October 2019″… I’m really searching for this. Has it been published yet? I just don’t want to miss out on any information

      1. Hi.. Please I didn’t receive any message that I was shortlisted or may be I didn’t even understand the competition. This is 2020 anyways but I still want to know. My name appeared in part of the names above, what does it mean? Was I part of the finalist or is was just the list of people who submitted their essays. My name is Nneoma Egerue.

  5. Good afternoon, Please I wrongly submitted using my second email which is different from the one in the essay,Do I resubmit with the right one or wait for a confirmation?

  6. Please, I’m confused… “It should be submitted in both ms word and pdf” does it mean I will submit the essay twice, make it inform of ms word and pdf?? Or I will just choose between both and submit my essay in either of them??

  7. Please I submitted my essay yesterday but a notification has not nlbeen sent to me for a poof that my essay was successfully submitted

    1. Dear Anthony, we received your mail but you sent a txt format file, which we replied you at about 2pm yesterday notifying you of this and encouraging you to send your entry in both MS Word and PDF formats. Kindly check your email.

      1. Good morning Sir /Ma, my sincere apologies for sending my essay in a text format and for the mail, I’m just seeing it this morning. I checked my mail box time to time yesterday but didn’t get a notification pertaning to the essay. I’ve resent the essay in a PDF format, I hope it will still be acknowledged.

  8. Good afternoon, and happy new month to you all…

    I will like to ask if the top 10 entries will be posted today as earlier stated in the timeline.

    Thank you in anticipation of your warm reply.

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