Shalina Healthcare, has rewarded winners from its Shal’Artem Challenge Season 3, a social youth initiative with the aim of raising awareness about malaria.
The grand prize winner of the 4-week contest was Oladimeji Adewale, an Ikoyi, Osun State-born, with the stage name @boizukah, got the prize of one million naira, while the first and second runners-up won five hundred thousand naira and two hundred thousand naira respectively.
Applauding the winners for their creativity, the popular comedian and skit maker, Samuel Animashaun Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggy, commended the relentless drive of young Nigerians, saying by encouraging new talents and rewarding them, Nigeria is on the verge of regaining its status.
Shaggy, who is the brand ambassador of Shal’Artem, a flagship product of Shalina Healthcare, made the remark recently at the unveiling and prize presentation programme to the winners of the competition, held at the corporate head office of the company in Lagos.
According to him, with the creativity and resilience of the Nigerian youth, they undoubtedly have the potentials to change the world and put Nigeria on the global map positively, adding that the effort of corporate organisations like Shalina Healthcare in discovering talents cannot be overemphasised.
He however appreciated Shalina Healthcare for its commitment to talent development, adding that the creativity and resilience of the young talents would help in shaping the future of the country.
In his speech, the Brand Manager, Analgesic and Anti- Malaria, Shalina Healthcare Nigeria, Chiuba Nwaosu, noted that the #Shalartemidan challenge is a social initiative by Shalina Healthcare, with the primary aim of raising awareness about malaria by empowering individuals with the knowledge that it can be knocked out in 3 days with Shal’Artem.
He continued, “Ten winners emerged per week making a total of forty winners before they were later shortlisted to sixteen followed by an online elimination poll where eight finalists emerged before the eventual three finalists. Winners were selected by a mix of online and judges votes”.
In his reaction, the grand prize winner, the 22-year-old, Lagos State College of Education, Epe student, noted that the feat was a dream come true for him, adding that he felt privileged to have won the competition out of the different talents that participated.