|A few of the student contestants at the University of Port Harcourt edition of Glo Campus Data Dude with Mr. Incredible, MI during the event at the university on Friday|
Nigeria's most consistent sponsor of flagship entertainment show, Globacom on Friday gave the oil-rich city of Port Harcourt a musical experience to savour for ages as Egberi Papa 1, Timaya , Mr. Incredible, MI and dancehall king, Runtown engaged the students of the University of Port Harcourt in four hours of non-stop music and dance at the debut edition of Glo Campus Storm.
The telecommunications giant staged the concert last Friday night at the expansive Gymnasium Hall of the institution.
It was a time for the students to unwind and socialise as they literally emptied in their thousands into the hall where pulsating beats from the three music merchants mesmerized them to no end while several others who could not make it into the hall due to the heavy human traffic enjoyed the show from a large LED screen provided by Globacom outside the gymnasium.
The show was timely as the Glo Campus Storm coincided with the grand finale of the Students' Week put together at the instance of the institution's Students Union Government (SUG).
President of the school's SUG, Comrade Ephraim Ino-Anaemeje, was beside himself with excitement as he declared that the show as the icing on the well baked cake of the students' week.
The bevy of beauties who competed for the Glo Campus Data Diva in their talent outfits at the University of Port Harcourt edition of Glo Campus Storm held at the school's Gymnasium Hall on Friday.
Handsome students of University of Port Harcourt who contested for the Glo Campus Data Dude in a group photograph with hip hop artiste, Runtown, at the university's edition of Glo Campus Storm held at the Gymnasium Hall of the university last Friday.
A cross section of University of Port Harcourt students who contested for the Glo Campus Data Diva at the university's edition of Glo Campus Storm held at the Gymnasium Hall of the university on Friday.
|Some of the sprightly University of Port Harcourt students who vied for the Glo Campus Data Dude at the university's edition of Glo Campus Storm which was staged at the Gymnasium Hall of the university last Friday.|
|Sensational hip hop artiste, Runtown and ace comedian, Gordons who anchored the show, at the University of Port Harcourt on Friday during the school's edition of Glo Campus Storm.|
The massive fun became indelible as 10 students of the institution made up of five males and five females emerged as Glo Campus Ambassadors.
A 300-level student of Management Studies, Daniel Osuagwu, was adjudged Mr. UNIPORT Glo Campus Data Dude and won a cash prize of N100,000. Four other well-endowed dudes namely; Christopher Okonye, Okoye Joseph Obinna, Goodluck Ugo and Peters Emmanuel also smiled home with cash prizes of N50,000 each.
The female category fared no less as delectable Miss Sarah Nweke of the Department of Linguistics and Communications Studies was crowned Miss UNIPORT Glo Campus Data Diva and earned N100,000 in the process. Four other beautiful ladies, Stephanie Iwabachue, Francesca Adomakahi, Lilian Duru and Angel Oguaghaka won N50,000 each.
The UNIPORT band of 10 winners will subsequently join 230 others to emerge from the remaining 23 tertiary institutions where the show is scheduled to hold in a battle for the star prize of N1milliom each in the male and female categories at the grand finale.
The show gave opportunities to talented students of the school to showcase themselves after which the main acts of the night seized the bandstand to ply their trade of serenading the expectant crowd of fun seekers causing the hall to explode in ecstasy when Runtown mounted the stage. He dished hit tracks in quick succession from his albums as his fans hopped and howled in exhilaration.
MI, took over from Runtown and characteristically milked the excitement in the house with his monster hit, Africa Rapper No 1, Mr. Incredible and other hit tracks while the students sang with him word for word. Many went as far as posting for selfies with him, using their smartphones.
Gordons, who anchored the show interspersed the performances with hilarious jokes while one of Nigeria's most prolific female DJs, Lambo, who was the disc jokey, scratched and turned the buttons on the juke box for the maximum enjoyment of the crowd. She was an instant hit with the students who wanted her to stay longer each time she had a moment to thrill the crowd.
Timaya, who came on as the last big act of the show, held the crowd spellbound with his enthusiastic performance. Timaya who was on a homecoming of some sort momentarily turned the crowd to his subjects as he led them by the renditions of his popular hit tracks while they joined him excitedly in a musical voyage everyone in the hall wished could last forever.
President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Comrade Aruna Kadiri, hailed Globacom "for bringing a show of this magnitude to the campus. He said he felt privileged to have witnessed the show.
Globacom's Head of Operations, South-South, Mr. Enekwachi Aja, in his welcome address explained that the show was organised to reward the loyalty of the students and by extention, the youth segment for their support for the Glo Brand.
Aja added that Globacom would not relent in its bid to add value to the nation's telecoms sector, sayng that the company had launched the first nationwide 4G LTE network and urged the students and the entire university community to avail the the opportunity of the speed and superiority of the service.