Joseph Okechukwu, and Agbo Adoga winners of the 2023 Cowbellpedia competition for both senior and junior categories have attributed their victory to hard work, perseverance, and dedication during the championship.
Okechukwu and Adoga both students of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State emerged champions of the culminated grand finale for the senior and junior categories of the 2023 mathematical television quiz show.
Speaking about his way to success, Okechukwu, the senior category winner, said; “Everybody in my class took a test, out of 20 of us, only five of us qualified and were selected for the competition. After that, we had classes and lessons.
The hardest thing was the finals because like, at first, I was one of the last, but later, due to the zone of power and the questions from the Cowbellpedia Bank, I was able to get the first position.”
Similarly, Adoga, the winner of the junior category of the competition, said from the preliminary stage, he knew he would win the competition.
“For my class, we all wrote an examination and then they selected a topic. Then we resumed for the tenth day of our session. We were going through some classes and were doing examinations. Five of us were qualified to participate.
I’m very good at mathematics and plenty of other subjects. The hardest part of the composition for me was the final round, which was the intuition round,” he said.
Both Okechukwu and Adoga won N5 million each, a trip to South Africa, and a one-year supply of Cowbell products each for emerging the winner of each category of the competition.
Winners who emerged in second place for both the junior and senior categories received the sum of N3,000,000 each and one year supply of Cowbell products each, while the third place positions received N2,000,000 each and one year supply of Cowbell products each.
Those in the fourth place positions received N500,000, while the teachers and parents also won amazing cash prizes and one year supply of Cowbell products too.
The winners from the parents’ episodes won N500,000 each for both senior and junior categories, while the first and second runners-up won N400,000 and N300,000 respectively.
In the same vein, the winners from the teachers’ episodes won N1,000,000 each and a brand-new laptop for both senior and junior categories, while the first and second runners-up won N500,000 and N250,000 respectively.
Additionally, all winners received a one-year supply of Cowbell products.
According to Adebola Williams, the marketing director of Promasidor, “Cowbellpedia is a celebration of educational excellence. It’s not about competition. It’s bringing the brightest and the best from all around our secondary schools together to compete.
A total of 132 students were selected from over 1,000 students from different schools across the country to participate in computer-based tests. These selected students eventually came to the studio, and they showed us how brilliant they are.
And from this selection, we have the winners, whom we are celebrating today.
“Finally, we are now very convinced that the additional features that were included into this year’s Cowbellpedia TV Quiz Show is in line with our aim to expand the scope of Cowbellpedia.
Asides from expanding to the knowledge areas, we also looked at different angles of how we can test the knowledge of the children.
So, we have the fastest finger, for instance, where all the participants come and the first eight people (out of 11) to get the answer move on to the next round. This is testing their wit; it’s testing how fast they can respond to these questions.”
In addition, Williams said; “We also have Chest of Fortune, for instance, where they have to solve puzzles, mathematical puzzles, to win a cash prize of N250,000 right in the heat of the competition.”
Donatus Ukpai, the category manager of Dairy, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, said that it has been 25 years since the company has been supporting academic excellence.
“Cowbellpedia is dedicated to showcasing the dreams and aspirations of students and the younger generation. We will not stop at this as we have come a long way. It’s been 25 years that we have been supporting academic excellence and we would like to take this to the next level.
“We would like to let you know that Cowbellpedia is not just a contest but rather, a symbol for excellence, and a platform built to bring great minds together.
The performance from the recently completed Cowbellpedia shows that these students have great quality, and they are all winners. It is good to see that, with the brightest of the minds that we have seen in display from the competition, Nigerians are in safe hands, and we are excited to share your excellence and by extension Nigeria is privileged to have you in this country,” he said.
The 2023 Cowbellpedia quiz competition witnessed participation from over 1,000 schools across the country, showcasing the breadth and depth of talent in Nigeria.