Chinwendu Nzekwe: Winner of the prestigious EBEM & OJA VOICE MELODY CHALLENGE, 2020 (Video/Photos)

Nwada Chinwendu Nzekwe( Achalugo) from AMICHI in Nnewi South LGA of Anamabra state has emerged the winner of EBEM & OJA VOICE MELODY CHALLENGE 2020 (Female Category) among over 57 contestants that participated ….Becoming the Female Official Mbem Partner @OzigboFoundation……..

The CEO and Founder of Chineto Ozigbo Foundation while speaking to AMICHI MAGAZINE said “It gives me great pride to announce the winners of the VCO Mbem & Oja Voice Melody Competition, a contest I created to add fuel to the excellence already burning in the Igbo cultural community.

For my team at Chineto Ozigbo Foundation and I, it has been a splendid journey into the world of rich Igbo folklore and storytelling. We have been introduced to a group of extraordinarily gifted traditional rappers and poets.

Nwada Chinwendu Nzekwe( Achalugo)

I appreciate all the artistes who took part in this contest. You are all gifted and blessed. For those who may not know, Mbem is a special part of the oral history of the Igbos. This artistic expression holds the stories of love, of war, of conquest, of commerce, of living, of learning, of every bit of the evolution of the Igbo society.

I firmly believe the indigenous cultures like the Igbo culture, hold the appropriate wisdom for the development of life and I created the #VCOMbemContest to preserve and protect the treasures of the Igbo society. It is particularly heartwarming to have seen the number of youths who have adopted this ancient tradition, carrying on the torch passed to them by our ancestors. I am assured, now, more than ever, that the rich Igbo tradition will be preserved for more generations to come.

I must mention Nwada Somtochukwu, a beautiful young girl who took part in the contest. She is only 10 years old and she’s already awakened her creative genius. With that being said, it is my pleasure to announce that the 1st Place Winners of the VCO Mbem Contest are Chinwendu Okafor Nzekwe (female) and Igwe Credo (male).

My sincere gratitude goes out to our panel of judges, Professor Kenneth Kalu, Dr. Odyke Nzewi, and Mr. Izu Oraelosi who took on the trilling but tasking role of carefully reviewing all the entries.

The dedicated team at Chineto Ozigbo Foundation who does important work on the ground to make everything we see happen deserve accolade too. Congratulations to all the winners. God bless everyone.

Watch other winners bellow:

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3 Responses

  1. Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.

  2. Emeka Meek says:

    She’s courageous and talented! It’s a well deserved accolade.
    Thanks to all who motivated her especially Comrade Laz Nzekwe nwannem birikwa!

  3. Ugochukwu says:

    She is really tarented. I love this. Congratulations to her