(CP-Africa) – Earlier this year, we reported the launch of the Unveiling Africa Foundation (UVA) first annual Nigerian teenagers conference and annual essay competition. Themed Nigeria @ 50: The Role of the Nigerian Teenager in Nigeria’s Development, the event attracted over 600 teenagers from 50 schools public and private schools across Lagos and Abuja. Some of the winning essays are available for download below.
The event took place on October 26, 2010 and was kicked off by an address by the chairman of the occasion (Mr. Femi Adesina – Deputy Managing Director of Sun Newspaper) and a short address by UVA Founder, Miss Chizoba Imoka on the history of UVA and the rationale behind UVA’s endeavors in Nigeria.
The conference was a medley of heart-warming presentations by select UVA essay contest winners (Nosagie Asaolu of Corona Secondary School, Agbara Esate, Ogun State, Opeoluwa Otegbade of Chartered College, Lekki Lagos and Ugoeze Uchegbu of Maryland Comprehensive College, Maryland Lagos) on the Nigeria of their dreams, awe-inspiring musical performances by students from Command Day Secondary School Oshodi and a thought-provoking drama performance titled ‘Nigeria @ 50; whose independence?.
The winners of the UVA 2010 Nigerian Independence Essay Contest were announced at the conference.
Winners in the Junior Secondary School Category:
Opeoluwa Otegbade, Chartered College – 1st Prize – Download/read Opeoluwa’s essay by clicking here
Akinbolajo Omotolani, Gideon College – 2nd Prize – Download/read Akinbolajo’s essay by clicking here
Odinakachukwu Adigwe, Corona Secondary School, Agbara – 3rd Prize – Download/read Odinakachukwu’s essay by clicking here
Winners in the Senior Secondary School Category:
Ugoeze Uchegbu – 1st Prize – Download/read Ugoeze’s essay by clicking here
Susan Olajide, Loyola Jesuit College – 2nd Prize
Nosagie Asaolu, Corona Secondary School, Agbara – 3rd Prize
Pictures of the winners…
Some more pictures from the conference…