Mafeni Praise Wins 2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest

Mafeni Praise has emerged the overall winner of the 2018 PositiveNaija video contest, themed: The Power of the Nigerian Self-Esteem!

The 2018 PositiveNaija video contest (November 15 – December 24, 2018) is purposed towards informing the world what genuinely makes Nigeria and Nigerians collectively trust, delight and succeed in their own worth or abilities today.

The 2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest aims to promote the self-worth of Nigerians, encourage Nigerian patriotism, impactful scholarship as well as serve as a platform for excellence!

Mafeni Praise

Winners

1st Prize

Miss Mafeni Praise, a student of Deeper Life High School, Mowe emerged overall winner with her Video Presentation and with a total public votes of 3,093. Miss Mafeni Praise receives a cash prize of ₦50,000, a copy of the publication – “PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles” and the transcribed version of her video presentation will be published as the second foreword in the 2018 PositiveNaija Series.

2nd Prize 

Mr. Felix Emmanuel emerged second position winner with his Video Presentation and with a total public votes of 280. Mr. Felix Emmanuel receives a cash prize of ₦30,000, a copy of the publication – “PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles” and the transcribed version of his video presentation will be published in the 2018 PositiveNaija Series.

3rd Prize 

Mr. Udeme Akpan emerged third position winner with his Video Presentation and with a total public votes of 126. Mr. Udeme Akpan receives a cash prize of 30,000, a copy of the publication – “PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles” and the transcribed version of his video presentation will be published in the 2018 PositiveNaija Series.

Certificates are issued to the top three (3) best entries. The transcribed versions of the video presentations of the three (3) positions will be published on the PositiveNaija website.

Special Honours

Students of Princess Adeja International College, Gboko, Benue State, emerged winner of the Best Videography. These students are: Markudi Terver, Prince Davis, Mimi Swem, Tanko Achonma, Wealth Yansha and Audu Lois. For their entries, they were coached by Mrs. Yahim Charity.

Princess Adeja International College on behalf of the students receives an official award letter and a copy of the publication – “PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles”.

For producing a finalist in the 2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest in the person of Miss Mafeni Praise, Deeper Life High School, Mowe receives an official award letter and a copy of the publication – “PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles”. For the video contest, Mafeni Praise was coached by Mrs. Onobhamiukor Esther.

According to the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PositiveNaija, Mr. Toju Micheal Ogbe:

“We thank God Almighty for the successful video contest. It is the first video contest we have organised after two inspiring and productive editions of essay competitions. We are pleased with the unique strategy, organisation, set objective and response by the participants. Decisive in our strategy for this contest was to restrict submission of entries to Whatsapp rather than the popular and open hashtag approach deployed on various social media channels. While this has its obvious benefits including possible huge brand or activity popularity, we primarily sought to avoid doing harm to the general public space in the instance(s) of video presentations containing inappropriate values or ideas from being shared/circulated.

This topic of the video contest is a very important one today – as it seeks to not only promote the self-worth, self-value and self-respect of Nigeria and Nigerians but also it seeks to explore and understand what genuinely is responsible for its success overtime.

I believe that certain critical but useful insights on factors contributing to the essence and success of the self-esteem of Nigeria and Nigerians have been revealed through these video presentations and should be further intensified with sincere, practicable and intense convictions.

These factors include: Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage which teaches communalism validating our relationship with others; good upbringing unto tolerance for individual differences; pride of the family as a Nigerian; education unto peaceful co-existence; Nigeria’s diverse experiences forming an appreciable bond of cooperativeness ; deep sense of humor unto positivity; as well as enduring convictions of peaceful and positive diplomacy in the world; etc.

We appreciate and congratulate the contestants for the contest (17 in total – 17 Nigerians). We appreciate their courage, trust and hope in a greater Nigeria, their intellectual brilliance as well as their confidence in our execution. Together with the finalists, we express immense gratitude to the general public for their respective support particularly during the public voting proceedings.

We also express our heartfelt gratitude to a sponsor for this video contest – Geo-Group Limited and advisors [Elijah Ezaga, Chidinma Ubochi, Jibril Ali and many others] for their kind contributions; a testament of their belief in our vision and mission.

We look forward to more remarkable editions in the future and further improvement in every aspect.”

PositiveNaija

PositiveNaija is a multimedia news, information and forum platform, with the vision of having the most reliable platform for informing the world of the truly impactful, positive, valuable, inspiring, educative and worthy updates associated with Nigeria and Nigerians globally based on consistent objectivity and excellence The aim is to positively – inspire, educate and redefine the standards of Nigeria’s values based system.

As a human-centered enterprise, the mission of PositiveNaija is to continuously strive towards creating a good, well-informed and empathetic society for Nigeria and Nigerians through news management and impactful initiatives.

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