Nigeria’s spellers who traveled to Kenya for the 2018 African Spelling Bee have done exceptionally well and emerged the Best Spelling Bee Team in Africa including winning many titles such as the Senior and Junior Championships as well as a Joint 2nd Runner-Up position in the Senior Category in the continental event.

Keren Chigozie-Nnah of Deeper Life high School Port Harcourt, emerged the Champion in the Senior Category while Neta Nnabuenyi of University of Nigeria Secondary School Enugu and Sheriff Abdrahman of King’s College Lagos, both from Nigeria tied in the 1st Position and were declared Joint Champions.

Honour Akinmusire of Deeper Life High School Lagos also emerged Joint 2nd-Runner-Up in the Senior Category with a Rwandan speller.

Nigeria was also declared the Best Country Team of the African Spelling Bee 2018 in Kenya.

Among the team were Ogochukwu Anyaso (Snr) of Bishop Okoye Spritan Secondary School, Rivers State and Hauwa’u Hamisu Abubakar (Jnr) of Matrix International Academy, Gombe.

It would be recalled that Sheriff Mohammad won the last edition of the competition in the Senior category.

These spellers have done us all proud.

These spellers emerged to represent Nigeria at the Continental level after competing and winning various titles in the 2018 edition of Nigeria Spelling Bee’s National Finals.

The 2019 Season of the Nigeria Spelling Bee is already underway as we prepare for the next set of spellers that will win an all-expenses-paid trip to represent Nigeria at the 2019 African Spelling Bee (Country to be announced soon). For registration purposes, visit

We wish to appreciate the Minister of State for Education for sending a representative to lead the Nigerian delegation and boost the morale of the spellers. We also want to appreciate the parents, coaches and the spellers themselves for all their efforts towards a great representation of the Nigerian Team at the African Spelling Bee.