Top schools compete among each other at the first preliminary stage of the CLB Academy Spelling Bee Competition

The much anticipated CLB Academy Spelling Bee Competition kicked off with the first preliminary stage i.e. primary school category last weekend at the Centre for Law and Business, Victoria Island. The competition which is being much talked about had in attendance over 15 schools from Ogun State and Lagos State and over 100 participants in the primary category.

The first preliminary stage showcased an array of intelligent children from schools such as Corona Schools, Princeton Schools, Pampers Private School, Straitgate Schools, Liberty School, The Foreshore School, Sahel Montessori School, Chrisland School, Future Kids School, Heritage House School, Grange School, The Ambassadors Schools, First Quiver Schools, Ruling Stars School and many others. The contestants were given 30 seconds each to spell and pronounce each word and scores were awarded based on accurate spelling and correct pronunciation of the word.

The Jury for the first preliminary stage includes Mrs. Fadekemi Olumide – Aluko; Founder/Head of School, The Toddler Tree School & Member, Board of Governors, Grange School, Mr. Oladapo Oyewumi; CEO/Founder, Centre for Law and Business, Victoria Nkong; CEO, Qtaby Events, Sabina Umoren; Singer & OAP at Naija 102.7 FM.

The highly competitive preliminary stage was hosted by Onoge Tega Ben popularly known as OTB of Naija 102.7 FM while Dr. Blessing Ntamu was Pronouncer.

The contestants were asked to spell words like allegiance, beguile, ingredient, emergency, sirloin, naysayer, kosher, exercise etc. to test their vocabulary skills.

It was an exciting outing for children, guardians and school administrators present at the competition. A total of ten (10) finalists emerged and will proceed to the Grand Finale on December 9th, 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre. They include

Vitalis Vitalis Etim (Pampers Private School, Alaka)

Agbim Izuchukwu (Heritage House School, Yaba)

Adeboye Abdulahi (Ambassadors School, Ota)

Chijindu Ezeh (The Foreshore School, Ikoyi)

Ifeoluwa Olusanya (First Quiver School, Anthony)

Mosopefoluwa Ayeni (Corona Schools, Ikoyi)

Ekwuma Onosowo (Princeton School, Surulere)

Ifeoma Onyemenam (Princeton School, Surulere)

Tochukwu Onwukwe (Corona Schools, Gbagada)

Adejare Adesokan (Corona Schools, Ikoyi)

The second preliminary stage for Junior Secondary School Category will come up on Saturday, November 25, 2017 by 10am prompt at the Governance Hall, Centre for Law & Business, 18, Babatunde Jose Road, off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Registration is still open for Junior Secondary and Second Secondary School students. To register, Click here

Registration fee is N5,000 per child. For group registration of 10 participants and above, please call 07011137772

CLB Academy Spelling Bee Competition is packaged and produced by Qtaby Events, supported by GOtv, Ynaija, Laternabooks, PulseNG, Bukiano Ltd, Ariella Chips, 360Nobs, Channels TV, Kukuruku Entertainment, WhatToWear Couture.


Our Jury; L-R: Victoria Nkong (CEO Qtaby Events), Barr. Oladapo Oyewumi (CEO Centre for Law & Business), Sabina (OAP Naija FM), Dr. (Mrs.) Blessing Ntamu (Senior Lecture, University of Calabar)


Qtaby Team and the Jury after a successful preliminary


Some of our Finalist who proceeded to the Grand Finale


Some of our Finalist who proceeded to the Grand Finale


Cross Section of participants, parents and School Administrators


Participants from The Foreshore School


Our Host; OTB of Naija FM

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