BrandArena: UNIPORT, OAU, others join Onga campus cooking contest list

Thursday 20 November 2014

UNIPORT, OAU, others join Onga campus cooking contest list

The number of universities that have produced regional winners in the ongoing 2014 Onga National Campus Cooking Competition has increased to 12 as the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Abia State University (ABSU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), and Cross Rivers State University (CRUTECH) have concluded the activations held within their campuses.
Contestants before announcement of results
While Uchunor Ifeanyi of the Faculty of Agriculture led the pack of nine other contestants for UNIPORT with the Oha Soup and Poundo Yam dish; Uzoenyi Ifeanyi of the Faculty of Environmental Studies, ABSU beat his peers hands down with the Edikaikong Soup and Poundo Yam he prepared.

Similarly, Modey Murphy of the Faculty of Engineering; and Yusuf Onaopemipo of the Faculty of Agriculture; emerged successful in the regional campus activations held at CRUTECH and OAU; respectively.

Before now, the University of Ibadan; Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; University of Lagos; Federal University of Technology, Minna; University of Benin; and Ahmadu Bello University had produced their regional winners, who will represent the schools in the grand finale coming up in December, 2014.

Meanwhile, Princess Bogare, a pre-Degree student of Faculty of Humanities; and Ruth Okwu of Faculty of Education; emerged the first runner-up and second runner-up in the regional contest held at the UNIPORT. While Bogare recorded the feat with the White Soup and Poundo Yam she prepared, Okwu came closely behind with the Edikaikong Soup and Semovita.

Similarly, Obi Adaku Joy (Faculty of Accountancy); Cornelius Best Nwanne (Faculty of Humanities) took the second and third positions respectively in the campus activation held at ABSU. Udotin Emem (Faculty of Social Sciences; and Olakanrun Esther (Faculty of Technology) were declared second and third winners for the OAU; respectively.
With the Ogbona Soup and Garri she prepared, Kekong Deborah Bukie (Faculty of Engineering) dazzled other contestants at the CRUTECH to take the second position; while Odu Maryjane (Faculty of Education) came third with the White Soup and Poundo Yam she prepared. Each regional winner went home with Deep Freezers as part of their reward for participating in the competition, while the first runners-up and second runners-up also carted away gas oven. Other contestants equally smiled home with consolation prizes.

The objective of the competition is to give students across select campuses the opportunity to sharpen their culinary skills; enlighten the public on the wide variety of dishes enjoyed by different cultures across the country; and create an emotional bond between the brand’s target audience and the Onga Seasoning through active engagement and one-on-one interaction.

Speaking on the competition, Mr. Kachi Onubogu, Executive Director, Commercial, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, sponsors of the competition said one of the tested platforms Onga uses to engage its target audience is Onga National Campus Cooking Competition. His words: “One of such tested platforms is the Onga National Campus Cooking Competition, which takes place in selected campuses of universities in Nigeria. It is an effective platform for interacting closely with our target group and engaging them in the art of cooking.”

To participate in the ongoing campus activation, contestants are asked to submit their entries in the dedicated drop boxes placed within their faculties. Each entry is expected to comprise an empty pouch of Onga Cubes, 5 empty wrappers of Onga Cube and 5 Onga powder sachets.


  1. That was a very interesting experience. Thank you for bring this contest to our school. Up UNIPORT.

  2. Great Ife! Thumbs up to Onga

  3. Ile ife of the greattt ones.