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Ikeogu, others win ‘33’ export pen down for friendship competition


Olabisi Deji-Folutile (left), Emmanuel Agu, star prize winner Ikeogu Chinemerem Chibuikem, Uzodinma Onuoha and Head Jury, Tony Kan at the “33” Export City Of Friends concert In Lagos

A blogger, Ikeogu Chinemerem Chibuikem, has emerged the star prize winner in the Pen Down for Friendship competition instituted by “33” Export Lager Beer to reward Nigerian journalists and bloggers as part of activities marking the 2018 World Friendship Day.
Ikeogu was announced the winner of the star prize of N500,000 worth of training grant, a laptop  and other prizes including trays of “33” Export Lager Beer in the award presentation ceremony held at the Eagles Club, Surulere, to celebrate the 2018 World Friendship Day.
Other winners in the competition, which ran from 11 – 27 July, 2018, are Adeoye Emmanuel Aanu and Ben Chuks, who emerged first and second runner up respectively, who also get N300, 000 and N200, 000 worth of training grant respectively, alongside a laptop and three trays of 33” Export Lager Beer each.
Other seven top contenders also won consolation prizes of a laptop and three trays of “33” Export Lager Beer each. They are Sifa Asani Gowon, Gift Wogu, Idowu Addison and Adaora Nzotta. Others are Anuforoh Prosper Obum, Hannah Onoguwe, and Chukwudi Obila.
Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, NB Plc, while congratulating the winners for their intuition and storytelling prowess, enjoined them to keep the flame of friendship burning always.
“The Pen Down for Friendship competition is one of our ways of encouraging friendship among journalists and bloggers while bringing out their storytelling skills. On behalf of the “33” Export Lager Beer, I congratulate the winners for their craftsmanship and hope that they will keep the flame of friendship, which they told in their remarkable and inspiring stories, burning everywhere they go.”
He further explained that entrants to the Pen-Down-for-Friendship competition were required to send their friendship-themed stories published in any of the media platforms, online, print or electronic, to the organizers along with their particulars. The entries were reviewed by a panel of judges who shortlisted the best ten, from which the winners were later chosen.Over 160 entries were received and judged by a jury of 3 acclaimed writers – Toni Kan, Pelu Awofeso and Olabisi Deji-Folutile.

As part of the World Friendship day celebration “33” Export will also be hosting thousands of friends via annual City of Friends party, a two-day funfair and merriment events for friends who long for an opportunity to create lasting memories among one another; and the That-One-Friend Competition, meant for the consumers of the “33” Export Lager Beer to share their Friendship memories and be part of another prize giving fiesta.

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