A 22-year old law student of University of Lagos, Temitope Oyedija recently emerged the overall winner in this year’s Onga National Campus Cooking Competition and won the star prize of 2014 KIA Rio car.
With the okro soup and garri she prepared at the Grand Finale of the competition held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the university, Oyedija dazzled other regional winners who represented 13 other universities in the country.
Overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of all participants in the competition, the Commercial Director advised all the finalists to see themselves as winners. His words: “We are proud to have all of you here today. See yourself as a winner whether or not you clinch the star prize. As long as you are one of the 14 contestants here today, you are a winner. You will go home with a prize.”
Satisfied with the competition, Edna Obi, Senior Category Manager, Promasidor explained that the event achieved its objectives which include giving students across select campuses the opportunity to sharpen their culinary skills and enlighten the public on the wide variety of dishes enjoyed by different cultures across the country.
Other contestants present at the Grand Finale include the first runner up, Isaac Uzoenyi, a student of Abia State University; Jessica Egbenwonu, a student of Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan; Arafat Azeez, student of Environmental Resources Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB); and Christopher Xyztus, student of School of Natural and Applied Science, Federal University of Technology, Minna.