Excitement, Fun As Sprite Triple Slam Ends In Style
AFTER weeks of touring major Nigerian campuses to engage students in the three elements of Basketball, Music and Dance, leading lemon-lime flavoured soft drink, Sprite, has concluded the 2015 edition of its Sprite Triple Slam (STS) activation in a grand style.
Held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the final activation had in attendance, award-winning music act, D’banj, as guest artist, celebrity guest and basketball promoter, Sound Sultan, as well as Cool FM On Air Personality, Dotun, as compere for the day.
Speaking at the event, Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Patricia Jemibewon, described STS as a strategic engagement platform that connects to the passion of youths and allows them to express themselves.
According to her, “STS brings to the fore the creativity of the Nigerian youth and is also a veritable avenue for true expression.”
On her part, the Senior Brand Manager, Flavours, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Toyin Nnodi expressed satisfaction in the success recorded so far with the activation, stating that the huge turnout that characterized the Sprite Triple Slam activation in all the locations is a testament to its popularity among the youths.
At the Imo State University (IMSU), students were treated to exhilarating fun, when the STS activation took over the campus auditorium recently.
The auditorium was fully packed with excited students who were eager to experience the slam and showcase their skills in basketball, music and dance.
Sprite also gave students the opportunity to participate in a freestyle rap contest. Short-listed freestyle rappers were rewarded with Sprite branded bottles, sling bags, backpacks, headbands and wristbands. The Sprite branded items were also awarded to those students who showcased brilliant dance moves.
To end the successful event was the star performance by the much anticipated, award-winning artiste Kiss Daniel, and known for his chart-topping singles, Woju and Laye. His performance of these two hit songs, got the excited crowd singing and dancing along to the well-known lyrics, thereby ending the event on a high note.
Reviewing the success of the event, the Woju hit singer expressed his delight at the reception he received from the students during his performance.
According to him, “the Slam has created an amazing platform for undiscovered talents to be exposed and new opportunities for youths who are striving to break grounds in today’s society.”
As with the other locations, the UNILAG activation was filled with loads of fun, energy and captivating performances from the students. The Dance category was particularly intriguing with lots of acrobatic display from the participants.
Commenting on the event, 19-year-old Ikuomola Afolabi, who emerged one of the top players in the Basketball category lauded the initiative and described the activation as authentic and inspiring.
Another participant in the Dance category, Ifionu Chukwunonso said that “Just like Sprite promised in the media, Sprite Triple Slam has not only exceeded my expectation, it is now certainly one thing that, I will be looking forward to every year.”
On his affinity to the Sprite brand, Sound Sultan remarked that the brand is a firm supporter of his passion points; Music and Basketball.
In his words, “I am here because of the love I have for the game, and, fortunately, Sprite supports my passion. I have seen incredible talents here today, I hope they keep it up because the sky is just their starting point.”
The event reached its climax with D’banj’s enthralling performance. Starting with some of his recent songs; “Knocking on my door”, “Bother you”, “Top of the world” and “Don’t tell me nonsense”, the Kokomaster took the crowd on a journey back to his early days in Mo’Hits records, delivering some of the hit tracks such as, Suddenly, Olorun Maje and Igwe.
The Sprite Triple Slam activation held at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Calabar (UNICAL), University of Ibadan (UI), Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Imo state University (IMSU) and Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST).