By Funmilola Gboteku
Lagos, May 3, 2023
Airtel TV, an entertainment content streaming service, has awarded the winner of its first Super Skit-Maker contest with N1million and a scholarship to Del-York Creative Academy.
The Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr Femi Oshinlaja announced the winners during the maiden edition of the contest at Airtel Headquarters, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The star award was followed by additional prizes to other winners and contestants.
The second and third-place winners were presented with cash prizes of N500,000, and N250,000, respectively, alongside film school scholarships to Del-York Creative Academy, a film school in Lagos.
Airtel also gave others in the top 10 most viewed videos branded Airtel TV merchandise.
Oshinlaja said that the Airtel TV Super Skit-Makers competition which was launched in March 2023, was an initiative by the fledgling platform, to recognise and reward the country’s outstanding talent in the emerging online skits genre.
He said the initiative was also aimed at encouraging content creation and exposing young talents in the skit-making industry to its millions of subscribers to help them gain traction.
“Airtel Nigeria is excited to host the Skit-Makers and celebrate the incredible contributions of young skit makers to the comedy genre in particular, and Nigerian entertainment in general.
“We believe in supporting and promoting creativity in Nigeria, and with Airtel TV, we are thrilled to recognize and reward the impact of these talented creators.”
“We hope that the prizes will not only serve as a form of recognition for the winners but also as a source of inspiration to other aspiring skit makers, Oshinlaja said.
Qudus Shokunbi, the winner of the Super Skit-Maker Contest, said he was very grateful to Airtel TV for organising the competition and offering the large prize.
He said that their support would go a long way in encouraging more youths to produce creative skits.