Million Naira in Nokia rap contest

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Million Naira in Nokia rap contest

By Lukas Ajanaku, Lagos, Nigeria

Nokia Nigeria is offering a grand prize of N1 million to young Nokia fans with the best rap lyrics.

The freestyle rap competition, the “Nokia Don’t Break the Beat Competition”, will run in four centres – Lagos, Abuja, Enugu and Benin. The finalists in each centre will perform at the grand finale in Lagos.

Nokia’s Solutions Marketing Manager for West Africa, Kesiena Ogbemi, said the initiative, part of a campaign to promote the new Asha range of handsets, connects youths to their passion.

Nokia Asha phones, with a full QWERTY keypad, have the features of smart phones at affordable prices. Ogbemi disclosed that Asha means ‘hope’. He said Nokia sees the next generation as one that is bound  to be connected beyond calls and text messaging”. He said with the Nokia Asha range, Nokia is unveiling an ambition - and not devices. According to him, the Competition is a platform developed to help young people connect to their dreams and reward them for their loyalty over the years.

Entrants between the ages of 16 and 30 can register at facebook.com/NokiaNigeria.

The contest is being staged at the following venues:

Lagos

Auditions – 4-15 March, Koko Lounge And Bar, E-Centre,1-11 Commercial Avenue Yaba Lagos, Yaba, Lagos

Regional Finals -  16 March - Indoor Sports Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba

Enugu

Auditions – 21- 22nd March, Nodon International Hotel, 2 Ituku Street, Upper Chime New Haven, Enugu

Regional Finals – 23 March, Indoor Sports Hall, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu

Abuja

Auditions – 27 - 28 March, House of Cubana, Club Vanity, plot 130, Adetokunboh Ademola Crescent, wuse 2, Abuja

Regional Finals – 29 March, Tiffany Gardens, Gwagalada

Benin

Auditions – 2 – 3 April, Indigo Lounge, 41 Akhionbare street, GRA, Benin City

Regional Finals – 4 April, Hall 2 Car Park, University of Benin, Ugbowo Main Campus, Benin City

Finals

28 April, Getz Arena, Oniru Chieftancy Estate, V.I.Lagos



collins oghenekaro - March 20, 2012, 7:07 p.m.

i will love to contest, please give me details

Ezechukwu Obinna(DJ E'AlphAAbet) - March 23, 2012, 12:04 a.m.

it's bin ma dream 4 day lyk this,hope i made it

Smartkido - Dec. 30, 2012, 3:51 p.m.

Am hot right now..i need to participate how to i get started?..myname is gabriel smartkido

jason lilion - March 31, 2013, 9:42 p.m.

I need information on the registration please

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