“How the Power Grid Collapse Inspired Me to Win an Art Contest”
Jhe winner of the art explosion competition, Nnemeka Enejere, said he was inspired to create the winning artwork by the collapse of the power grid in Nigeria.
The student from Premier International School Abuja scooped the cash prize of N100,000 and a Samsung Tab A7 Lite ahead of other secondary school students from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to come out on top in the second edition of the Art competition Blast for students.
“When Nigeria’s power grid recently collapsed, I started looking for a solution. I had to search the encyclopedia to find energy solutions. I found sustainable renewable energy and decided to use it as a theme because it’s the future I see. I already knew how to connect the wires, LED lights and propellers for my STEM club, so it was pretty easy to include that in my work,” he said.
He said winning the contest would help his career goal of being an inventor: “Every piece of art is unique in its own way. If you keep trying, one day you will get to the top like me because I tried the first time and I didn’t win, but I didn’t get discouraged,” he said while encouraging the other students.
Art Explosion Programs Director Agoreyo Oke Armstrong said it is an annual art competition for emerging student artists in Nigeria which aims to develop and exhibit the artistic skills of talented students. public and private schools.
He said the second edition was themed “The Future I See”, adding that more than 60 entries had been received.
Principal of the school, Premier International School Abuja, Charles Husseini said the school management was delighted to host the grand final of the competition.
“Our school is at the forefront of promoting talent in the arts. The response from the students has been very encouraging. In fact, it exceeds our expectations and it shows the love these young talents have for the arts and the fire that burns within them to explore the opportunities available,” he said.
Joe King Treasure from SASCON International School Abuja was the first runner up and won N50,000 and a Samsung Tab A7 lite while second runner up Christopher Nnaji from Premier International School Abuja won N25,000 and a Samsung Tab A7 lite.
The competition was organized by Premier International School and sponsored by Franklin Covey, Restral and KoliaAngel.