By Sebastine Chinedu, Enugu
A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka, Chukwudozie Nonso Joshua has won the Grand Prize of N500,000 for excelling in music competition organised by the Regional Headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 6, (RCCG) Enugu.
A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka, Chukwudozie Nonso Joshua won the Grand Prize of #500,000 for excelling in music competition.
The competition known as SHIF featured various categories of music, dance, creative writing, comedy and public speaking.
Auditions were held at main cities under the region which include Awka, Abakaliki, Owerri and Enugu where a total of 130 youths indicated interest and participated at the various auditions but only 29 made it to the grand finale.
After the various presentations at the event, 12 winners emerged, three per category and an overall winner who became the SHIFT AMBASSADOR.
SHIFT is a talent exhibition powered by the National Young Adults and Youth Affairs (NYAYA) of the church to promote talents by giving youths a platform to showcase their talents.
Some of the cities in which the programme had been held with amazing results include; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Dubai, Instabul, Johannesburg among others.
Enugu SHIFT became a reality this year as the maiden edition of SHIFT in the Southeast.
The exhibition had in attendance delegates from National headquarters of the church including Pastor Precious Akingbade, Pastor Dare Adeboye, Pastor Jacob Obaro, Pastor Fola Popoola and Pastor Lucky Onyemeosi.
Also at the event were the Pastor in Charge of Region 6, Pastor Nat Adejuwon, who was represented by Pastor Tony Curtis Ukagwu and Pastor Peter Akalamudo Pastor in Charge of Region 15.
Other dignitaries at the event include; Pastor Mrs Akalamudo, Pastor Sunny Otuokere, Pastor Akande, Pastor Kayode Emmanuel, Pastor Olaniyan, Apostle Emeka among others.
All the winners were rewarded with cash gifts to encourage them in the pursuit of their dreams and in developing their talents.