7 Nigerians are smiling right now as they won one million naira each as smartphone brand, Tecno, organized a competition tagged, “Light Up Your Dream” for its Tecno Spark brand of smartphone.
The event which took place in Lagos State, gave Amaka Judith, a shoemaker, and Mercy Orlu, a soap maker, one million naira each.
The remaining 5 winners were revealed when they purchased a SPARK 3 smartphone. They received a raffle ticket and got lucky in the regional raffle draws. Their names are Alex Mbamalu, Fatolu Kemi, Maduakolam Chinaza and Ugbesia Efe.
Tecno said the competition, which began in April had several young Nigerian business owners sharing their entrepreneurship dreams with the aim of winning the one million naira prize.
Tecno’s PR and Strategic Partnership Manager, Jesse Oguntimehin revealed that the initiative was only an experiment and the success it attracted was unexpected.
His words, “The initiative was conceived with the intention of ‘making a positive impact on the different local communities in Nigeria by empowering budding entrepreneurs to achieve their life-long dreams.”
Mr. Jesse said that proper reviews and assessments went into the competition, and after 30 days, ten business owners got shortlisted, however, just 9 responded.