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Elizabeth Buraimo Wins U-17 Lagos City Monopoly Game as Event Breaks World Record of Highest Number of People Playing the Game in One Venue

IK Nwosu

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Elizabeth Braimoh

Elizabeth Buraimo

Elizabeth Buraimo of Topfield College Apapa, on Friday won the maiden U-17 World Record Monopoly competition, tagged “City of Lagos Monopoly Game’’ at the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The competition, for primary and secondary schools in Lagos State, was played by 1,300 students drawn from across the state.

The organisers of the competition had earlier predicted a world record event which was eventually realised as students trooped out en-masse to participate.

Some of the co-sponsors are GTBank Plc., First Bank of Nigeria Plc., Bestman Games Ltd., and online marketing company, OLX.

The winner, playing in a competition for the first time got the grand prize of N600,000 and other educational support items from the co-sponsors of the event.

The grand prize winner played the property value of 11,260 and cash value of 6,354, tolling 17,614.

Also, El-Ameen Ojo of Boys Junior School, Lagos Island, emerged first and won the N500,000 cash prize.

Al-Amin Ojo receiving his prize

Al-Amin Ojo receiving his prize

He scored the property value of 5,430, cash value of 8,169, securing a total of 13, 599.

Precious Nwakaeze of Topfield College also emerged second with the property value of 4,620 and cash value of 4, 557, totalling 12, 232. She won the N300,000 prize.

Precious Nwabueze

Precious Nwakaeze

Robert Stanley of Ajeromi Ifelodun High School in Ajegunle, came third and received the N200,000 prize.

Robert Stanley

Robert Stanley

An elated Braimoh said she was happy to win the championships, adding that it would spur her to take up more challenging games in the future.

“I want to continue playing Monopoly which I found very challenging and educating. I thank my teachers who put me through in the game,’’ she said.

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Lagos State Sports Commission

IK is a creative writer who has authored one book - Catalysts. His core expressions are Content Development, Personal Development, and Social Development.At other times he's a music instrumentalist and a rookie actor. He’s Part of the BN Editorial Team.Follow him on Instagram @iknwosu and Twitter @iamiknwosu

7 Comments

  1. Ariere

    October 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

    This is Very good initiative. Let’s teachkids about The Concept of Money, financial literacy and responsibility while they re still young so they have a much better chance of making sound decisions With their lives and in the society. Kudos to everyone involved and Congratulations to all the kids who participated.

    • lawee

      October 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Not a good one if you ask me !

      It is an initiation into gambling for those youngsters .

  2. o

    October 1, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This is one game I wish I knew how to play. How do I teach my daughter when mama doesn’t know jack about it? Well maybe we’ll both learn together

  3. Tosin

    October 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Wow, hope the youngins can teach us.
    Abi BN fam, should we get together and play? All my life, I’ve maybe tried it three/four times, don’t remember getting far at all, and the last time (tennish years ago) we ended up fighting (not physical o) …

  4. Ariere

    October 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    The rule of the game is to buy all as many properties, esp Hotels and residential, as you can while having as little debt as possible.

    You win the game when all your opponents pay rent and residual income to you, which eventually leads them to declare bankruptcy.

    Its not gambling. Monopoly teaches an age old wisdom: Ownership is Key and paramount to Wealth Building.

    • lawee

      October 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      And that´s not about gambling?

    • lawee

      October 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I wish you knew what i was implying

      Ok , let me make it very clear for you:

      Way back, some top NPN (national party of Nigeria) politicians played monopoly with real money and real properties at the Premier Hotel in Ibadan.

      I am not going beyond the above………

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