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Six winners emerge in EU gender-based violence video competition

European Union (EU)

Six winners have emerged in the short video competition on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) organised for Nigerians by the Delegation of European Union (EU) to Nigeria and ECOWAS.

Miss Aimalohi Ojeamiren, a student of the University of Abuja, on Tuesday took home this year’s winning prize at a ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Ojeamiren received a 2020 iMAC editing suite.

The second prize was awarded to Miss Doris Okorie who got a MAC laptop, while the third prize of DSLR Canon Camera went to Miss Anita Abada.

David Nkwa, Obunoluwa Oluwarinu and Twammsen Danaan who placed fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively got cash prizes.

In his opening remarks, the Head of EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, lauded the finalists, saying the European Union was happy to stimulate the awareness and creativity of Nigerians on issues of gender-based violence through its short video competition.

Karlsen said he was pleased that despite the constraints and challenges occasioned by COVID-19 Pandemic, the EU received 685 entries, all creatively put together to illustrate the competitors’ understanding of sexual and gender-based violence and ways to eliminate it in society.

Winner of the star prize, Ojeamiren said he was excited to be crowned the winner of the EU SGBV Short video competition, urging the EU Delegation in Nigeria to sustain the initiative as a way of challenging the creativity of Nigerians while creating the needed awareness that will wipe out cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.