Ike Ezugwu.

It was great fun and celebration yesterday, May 10, at Corona School, Ikoyi – Lagos as Rising Star Writing Awards were presented to pupils of the school who won prizes in the competition. Parents of the award-winning-kids, their fellow students, teachers and staff of the school rejoiced with the children in a very special way.

Charlotte Okulaja went home with the star prize in the junior category, comprising a Certificate, HP laptop, Bluegate TV, Bluegate UPS and book. Folashayo Olaniyan and Masturat Layonu who won Honourable Mentions at the competition took home a Certificate, Bluegate UPS and books.

The Rising Star Competition team was led by Uche Udoji, CEO The Writers Corner and Project Coordinator of the competition. To help present the awards to the students were Mrs. Uche Nwauka, Assistant General Manger, Bank of Industry; Mrs. Amauche Chidozie, Director Tripplesea Group and Mr. Derrick Osondu, Marketing Manager, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals, the main sponsors of the competition. Mrs. Amelia Obianife Dafeta, the Head of School of Corona School, Ikoyi  (host) also helped with the presentation. Ike Ezugwu, the Project Director was the “master of ceremony”.


Mrs. Uche Nwauka, AGM Baank of Industry, presenting the First Prize Certificate to Miss Charlotte Okunlaja.


The Award-winning trio – Charlotte, Folashayo and Masturat.

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Cross sections of the jubilant audience at the ceremony


Charlotte, her twin sister, parents and teacher.


Uche Udoji, Writers Corner boss with Charlotte Okulaja.


Uche Udoji with Masturat Layonu.

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PHOTOS (L-R): Mrs. Amauche Chidozie, Director Tripplesea Group, owners/marketers of Bluegate brands presenting a TV set to Charlotte Okulaja; Mr. Derrick Osondu, marketing manager, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals, presenting a laptop to Charlotte; and Folashayo Olaniyan with her very excited mum.


Charlotte Okulaja flanked by her twin, parents, Head of School, Corona School – Ikoyi, Mrs. Dafeta; Mrs. Nwauka, her teacher; with Uche Udoji, Mr. Osondu and Mrs. Chidozie at the rear.


The Coordinator presenting books to Mrs. Dafeta for Corona School, Ikoyi.


Charlotte, her twin sister and mum


Mrs. Nwauka, Mrs. Chidozie, Ike Ezugwu and Uche Udoji


It’s a very big “Congratulations Charlotte, Folashayo and Masturat” from the Nowchild Blog.

The Award Presentation continues at the various schools from which winners emerged.