BY DAYO ADESULU
Determined to grow the education sector, Bobo Food and Beverages Limited BFBL, has announced the commencement of ‘BOBO Kids with Voices’ an annual music competition among pupils of primary schools in Nigeria.
The ‘BOBO Kids with Voices’ which is the maiden edition begins this month in Lagos State.
Speaking at the launch of the initiative held at Protea, Ikeja, the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, BOBO Food and Beverages Limited, Mr Lawrence Chimezie represented by Mrs Serah Agha, Business Director Inside Communication said: “The initiative aimed at growing the musical talent of primary school children as well as teaching them the beauty of teamwork.”
He said that Lagos is the test location for the project and will afterwards be taken to other parts of the country.
Chimezie who explained that the theme of this year edition is ‘The Nigeria of my Dreams’ pointed out that children are the future of the country and it is important for them to have an attitude of patriotism and a sense of belonging.
He said, “Primary schools in Nigeria who are sure of their pupils singing talents are expected to enroll pupils between the ages of five to eleven for the competition.
“Each participating school is to enroll a minimum of five to ten pupils as schools are to obtain entry forms from their local education secretaries and submit with 200 wraps of 200ml size of BOBO and a cd/tape of their recorded song.”
According to the General Manager, the entries will be collated and judges will screen the songs according to some predefined parameters to select the best 20 schools that will proceed to the grand finale in December, 2013.
His words: “Contestants can sing in any language of their choice because we will be working with film producers to get the best children for the prizes. There will be prizes for schools that emerge first, second and third.