Million Naira in Nokia rap contest
MOBILE| March 15, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
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:
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
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
Auditions – 27 - 28 March, House of Cubana, Club Vanity, plot 130, Adetokunboh Ademola Crescent, wuse 2, Abuja
Regional Finals – 29 March, Tiffany Gardens, Gwagalada
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
28 April, Getz Arena, Oniru Chieftancy Estate, V.I.Lagos
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