27 Year Old Nigerian Student Gladys Ebube wins MTN’s Ultimate Wonder “Win an Aeroplane” Promo | Opts for 64 Million Naira Cash Prize

Just a few hours after the NCC announced that all lotteries by Nigerian Telecommunication Networks should be suspended with immediate effect; MTN announced the winner of its Ultimate Wonder “Win an Aeroplane” promo. The promotion which launched in August 2012 and closed in October 2012 was unaffected by the ban as it concluded before the NCC directive.

The winner of the MTN Utimate Wonder Promo was chosen amidst pomp and pageantry during an event in Lagos today. With executives of MTN and media present, Gladys Ebube Essien-Garricks, a 27 year old student based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State emerged winner of the brand new Cessna 182T Aeroplace. According to the statement on the official MTN Facebook page “When contacted on the phone, Ebube said she would prefer the cash equivalent of N64 million.”

Congrats Gladys Ebube!

35 Comments on 27 Year Old Nigerian Student Gladys Ebube wins MTN’s Ultimate Wonder “Win an Aeroplane” Promo | Opts for 64 Million Naira Cash Prize
  • versence November 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Forreal? Wow!!

  • Joan November 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Choi! #ThatIsAll.

  • OMOWUMI November 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm


    • essien November 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      you best believe. check a parody account for laughs @ebubeessien

      • damsel November 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        It’s not real! Don’t believe all you hear. I know someone that “won” end of discussion some time in 2006 from *name witheld* telephone network. She is a person very close to me so I know for sure it anit no joke! It was sooo arranged! she was asked to pretend being suprised, give a fabricated story about how she bought the call credit and won the car.

        So pls people these things are highly politically arranged, so don’t be fooled. Further more this person of mine was asked to sell the car immediately ‘cos she has to remit everyone’s share of the cut. There were about 5 people on the list to be settled.

  • Amaka November 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm


  • Sylvia November 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Lucky girl, 64 million windfall, she’s really lucky


  • John Ayo November 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    You guys should be lazy to huzzo oh.


  • lahips November 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    this story is hard to believe, for a thing like this MTN would have publicised the draw or whatever process they used for the selection,well what’s my own sef.

  • Ngozi November 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    This babe has hammered. Finito.

  • ay November 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    lol…its funny that this girl has no online info except that associated with this mtn promo. and i find it curious that the said girl joined facebook about 34 mins ago, has no friends no picture and no activity…mtn u guys did not just make thus up in response to NCC ban did you? #justsaying

    • Joan November 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Haha! I just saw that. The babe joined Facebook an hour ago, no picture, no friends, no timeline. MTN we hail thee 🙂

    • pynk November 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm


    • Benny November 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      @ay This MTN after-thought is an embarrassment to their public image (if they have any left). I wrote similar stuff on Twitter via @MTNNG to ask them the reason the winner’s name is not on any social media site like FB, Twitter or Google. Gbam …. few minutes later they’ve created one for her on FB with one dodgy picture. NCC should investigate this fraud.

    • kaycee November 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      @ AY…. bros u too sabi…. kia! MTN una try!!!! lol

  • aby November 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    @ ay,thank you jare.
    MTN…we hail thee

  • Ona November 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Liars. They wanna do damage control after the ban. Where is the girl’s picture and i’m gonna need to see the check in her name. They could possibly pick some randon hungry student and pay ’em 50k to pretend to be a winner sef.

  • Abidemi November 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Ebube Essien-Garricks just joined facebook 15mins ago… Hmmmm! MTN dem they tell us faboo ooo!

  • Idak November 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Is the girl single? I know some hard working men.

  • Inie November 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    @Omowumi & co, why is it so hard to believe? That mtn cannot afford to give out N64 million or what?

  • Ducchess November 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    oh puleaze!!!!! Do y’all really think MTN, MT freaking N will give that much money to someone???? mschew!

  • Ibikunle D November 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    lol @ ‘detective’ Ay, u indeed one, i give it to you..

  • Chattyzee November 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    @ay Wow! Your investigation, analysis and conclusion sure deserves and award… lmao but yeah, this thus seem too good to be through… 64million Naira… Just like that?


  • Charles November 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Choi! The babe has hammered! Congrats to her…

  • ejogene November 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Na today!!!!!!!!!!

  • hmmmmmmmmmm November 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Let see a picture! Lets get her interviewed!! Lets know it is REAL!!
    A name search on google was not of much help!!!

  • kemi November 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Mtn una don come again oooooo , choi iro nla

  • Heiress November 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    64M without stress!!! Ha, if this is real, then the chic don gbuoo ozu!

  • Jay Roy November 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    This announcement has possibly put ‘lucky’ Gladys and her family in grave danger. Kidnappers, robbers, more kidnappers and more robbers may have just been given an easy target

  • a hater! November 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Una no kill me wit laff ds morning wit y’all comment.
    Bottom line is:
    1) D gal no dey exist
    2) Ds MTN promo na Scam
    And d aeroplane thing explains y NCC says enof is enof

  • Ginika November 14, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Gladys, Gladys! How many times did I call you? *holding earlobes* go and sell that plane oo and collect N 64mill.

    • Ginika November 14, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Another thing Gladys, as you have won this plane, expect lots of pilots to come propose marriage, chancers, yahoo boys, ‘John Bascos’ and the likes. Please make sure you are aware of this, thank you.

  • ugwueze ejiofor November 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

    wne i heard d news my body ws shiving i as if it ws in a dream but would dat be true i ask again ?

  • Mana November 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    This is a great year for the winner, but I believe it is not right to publish her name!
    But onece again CONGRATS!

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