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Twenty-three-year-old undergraduate wins grand prize of Bi-Courtney’s online competition

A TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD undergraduate, Miss Gbemi Shotade, has emerged winner of Nigeria’s most innovative and exciting online competition, MMA2KIARACE, as it came to a close in Lagos at the weekend, with an impressive ceremony at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos.

The Instagram-driven competition was sponsored by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, operator of MMA2 and co-sponsored by Kia Motors. Supporting brands include, Pepsi, Levi’s, Microsoft, TM Lewin, Swatch, DANA Air, KFC and Le Meridien.

Over 2000 people from different parts of the country and overseas took part in the month-long competition, which kicked-off on May 7, the occasion of the eighth anniversary of MMA2. The final 20 participants took part in the grand finale.

Some of the 300 participants who won gifts at various stages of the competition were also present to redeem to their gifts.

After a keen contest, which saw the finalists competing in four tasks, including aptitude test and a lucky draw, Shotade, a 200 level student of Business Administration at the University of Lagos, emerged winner of the Kia Rio grand prize.

The first and second runners up won getaway weekends for two in an Executive Suite and an Executive Double Room respectively, at the Le Meridien Ibom Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, with free return tickets on Dana Air. The third and fourth runners up won Pepsi-branded fridges. The final 10 contestants also won a Nokia Lumia phone each, courtesy of Microsoft.

Other gifts, including crates of Pepsi drink, T.M.Lewin shirts, Levi’s sneakers, Swatch wristwatches and KFC’s meal vouchers, were distributed to winners.

The presentation of the grand prize was done by the Chief Executive Officer, BASL, Mr. Christophe Penninck, assisted by BASL’s Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Adebisi Awoniyi, Head of Marketing, Kia Motors, Mr. Olawale Jimoh and DANA’s brand ambassador, Mr. Bright Okpocha (aka Basketmouth).

The competition, which was developed by Gr8an, a marketing communications company, is another innovation by MMA2, Nigeria’s number one and most innovative airport terminal, less than a month after it launched first-of-its-kind self-service check-in kiosks, automated access gates, baggage reconciliation system and the Common User Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) at the terminal.

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