It was a tug-of-words as spellers across the “Gateway State” converged at Ibefun for the Ogun State Qualifiers of the Nigeria Spelling Bee.
National Champions stand to win a One Million Naira or Five Hundred Thousand Naira Scholarship for the Senior and Junior categories respectively among other prizes.
The best National Finals spellers also get to represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee championship.
The competition consisted of the written test and oral rounds.
At the end of the rounds, these spellers emerged to represent Ogun State at the South-West regional competition, where they will contest alongside their counterparts from Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, and Lagos States for a slot in the National Finals.
- David Okusanya of International College Ibefun, Ogun State.
- Eniola Adesuyi of Awesome God Model School, Ogun State.
- Esther Aayiwola of Erudite International College, Ogun State.
- Glory Alawuru of Brainiest College behind MFM, Magada Magboro.
- Kifayah F. Ayorinde of Diamond Academy.
- Maryam O. Folayimi of Diamond Academy.
- Oluwagbotemi E. Olabode of Diamond Academy, Ogun State.
- Peace Fadero of Mayflower School, Ogun State.
- Pelumi Abass of Mayflower School, Ogun State.
- Timileyin B. Kodaolu of Diamond Academy.
- Tofarafi Olubukumi-Ayoade of Deeper High School, Abeokuta, Odeda.
- Tumilara Oresanya of Mayflower School, Ogun State.
- Adedamola Onasanya of International College, Ibefun, Ogun State.
- Eril Adewole of Deeper Life High School, Abeokuta Ibadan Expressway, Odeda.
- Gift O. Felix of Makun High School, Ogun State.
- John Taiwo of Deeper Life High School, Abeokuta Ibadan Expressway, Odeda.
- Juliet Amasi of Deeper Life High School, Abeokuta Ibadan Expressway, Odeda.
We wish to thank our host, International College Ibefun for hosting the state qualifiers.
Our appreciation also goes to all hardworking coaches and their respective schools for their efforts in building literary giants.