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The winners at the unveiling in Lagos

Two Nigerians have emerged winners at the end of the #UnlockCAMission Camp competition, earning themselves an all-expense paid trip to explore Europe.

A total of 24 participants (Unlockers) were selected from a long list of entries submitted for the CAMission competition. Over the course of five days, with five challenging tasks, they actively contested for the grand prize.

At the end of the competition, Barineka Maagbo emerged the highest scorer with a cumulative of 210.5 points, closely followed by Arowolo Fatai, who came second with a cumulative total of 205.5 at the end of the tasks put together for the competitors.

Tecno Mobile, in partnership with African Artists’ Foundation and National Geographic Magazine, unveiled the lucky winners at a press briefing in Lagos.

Speaking at the event, Attai Oguche, the Deputy Marketing Manager, Tecno Nigeria said, “we are excited to have started such initiative in Nigeria in line with our Camera-centric flagship line, the Camon Series. Having just launched the Camon 12, there is no better way to put the camera quality to test than to send mobile photography lovers whom we refer to as “Unlockers” on a mission to unlock the limitless camera possibilities of this device.”

Also at the well-attended event anchored by Folu Stormz, Azu Nwagbogu, Director African Artists’ Foundation said, “It has been a fun journey for us at the African Artists’ Foundation, having been part of this activity from the selection to the unveiling of the winners today, especially because these are the things we are passionate about at AAF. We cannot overemphasise the fact that the mobile brand has through these medium, increased conversations around the participation of budding talents in the widely growing world of mobile photography. The brand did not just create an amazing device, but also gave a platform for talents to express their skills. This is a commendable project and we hope to do this again soon.”

Renowned International Photo-Journalist, Michael Christopher Brown was present at the camp to guide the competitors and avail them of mentorship tips. According to him, “I was particularly interested in this camping process because I would get to meet young talents and I was not disappointed by the outputs. I cannot thank Tecno enough for giving these voices a chance to express themselves. In my days in the country, I have concluded that I would be back for more. Nigeria is a beautiful place to be,” he said.


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