The best spellers in Lagos and Ogun states have emerged at their respective State Level Competition of the Nigeria Spelling Bee.

The competition was conducted on the 24th of June 2023 at Blooming Green School Yaba, Lagos which played host to the combined Lagos and Ogun contest.

After multiple rounds of the competition, these spellers emerged as the best spellers in the state and will represent the state at the National Finals.

At the conclusion of the day’s contest, Afunku Burhanddeen of Al Fallah Beneficient Foundation School emerged as the Lagos Best Junior Speller. At the same time, Sheidu Abdulhafeez of Abibatu Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School clinched the Lagos Best Senior Speller slot.

On the Ogun side, Bada Abdul-Salam Ayomide of The Ramas Private School emerged as the Ogun Best Junior Speller. At the same time, Adeniran Amusan Peculiar of Deeper Life High Mowe is the Ogun Best Senior Speller.

The following students emerged runers-up:

Lagos Junior 1st Runner-up:

  • Precious Munachi Emmanuel of Blooming Greens School

Lagos Junior 2nd Runner-up:

  • Mamman Jamalaldeen Tahir of Airforce Secondary School, Shasha

These spellers will progress to represent their respective states at the National Finals of the Nigeria Spelling Bee slated for the 2nd- 5th August 2023 at Deeper Life High Schools, Port Harcourt, where they stand a chance to win up to N1,000,000 / N500,000 scholarships for Senior and Junior categories respectively among other prizes.

National Finalists also have an opportunity to represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee continental competition in Ethiopia in November 2023.

We want to thank all parents, coaches and schools who availed themselves to make the contest a memorable one for the spellers.

Our most profound appreciation also goes to the host school, Blooming Green School Yaba, Lagos

See for a list of upcoming events in states across Nigeria this season.