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Meet Our Top 3 

Solomon Tolulope Oyakhire is a 23 year old first class graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos; he is set to pursue his PhD studies in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University starting September 2018 as a Knight-Hennessy scholar.

He learnt about the competition through his friend and is grateful for the opportunity to present his ideas through writing.

Solomon is passionate about self-development and jointly runs an NGO aimed at redefining conventional wisdom, especially centered on career development amongst secondary school students.


Ifechukwu Achife is a 25 year old fresh MSc. Graduate of University of Ibadan; she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the same institution where she graduated with first class honours.

She learnt about the competition via social media (Twitter) and is glad she gave the competition a shot.

Ifechi is passionate about photography and considers herself a decent photographer.

Obinna Nnaemeka Ejide is a 24 year old MBA student of the University of Lagos and a BSc. Graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He learnt of the competition via a WhatsApp group and was enticed by the caption ‘So You Think You Can Write’ – he thought it was endearing yet daring.

Writing to Obinna is a form of self-expression, a skill he picked as a means to develop his communication skills. He participated in the 1st edition and hoped this edition will bring about a turnaround/ a new opportunity – which it did.

He is interested in research especially centered on sustainable development in Nigeria and Africa.

  1. Oyakhire Solomon Tolulope - Boom! The Mental Ignition

  2. Achife Ifechuwku - Fuel Stations as Recycle Stations: A Sustainable Movement

  3. Ejide Obinna Nnaemeka - Reducing the Proliferation of Expired Gas Cylinders in Nigeria

  4. Jesusegun Alagbe - Creating Lasting Social Change in Nigeria

  5. Adebisi Samuel - The Recycling Challenge and Continuous Digital Learning Initiative

  6. Okezie Chidinma Beatrice - A Call for Social Revolution in Nigeria

  7.  Omoarukhe Yetunde -  Innovative initiatives that could promote impactful social change in Nigeria

  8. Ayokunle Adeniji - Impactful Social Initiative Suggestions

  9. Eke Oluchi Hilda - Initiatives to Encourage and Promote Impactful Social Change in Nigeria

  10. Odong UnyimeAbasi Nsikan-Abasi - Paradigms of Social Change: Functional Education... 


Corporate responsibility is core for any 21st century organisation, creating an avenue for firms to positively influence their environment either through socially responsible business processes or actions. A good number of Nigerian organisations have adopted various socially responsible practices in their immediate community and nation as a whole. 

In 1000 words or less, suggest innovative social initiatives that can be created and adopted by corporate organizations to encourage and promote impactful social change in Nigeria.

Grading Criteria

40% - Originality, strength and suitability of proposed ideas

20% - In-depth study/ specific reference to the downstream oil and gas sector

15% -  Structure and coherence 

15% - Use of English, paragraphing/ pacing and punctuation

10% - Adherence to writing terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

• Submission deadline: June 3, 2018
• Participant must be a Nigerian citizen, residing in Nigeria
• Entries must be titled and should include authors full name
• Participant must be between ages 20 – 35 years of age
• Only one entry per participant is allowed. Jointly authored entries are not eligible.
• Entries must be original thoughts of writer (plagiarized articles will be disqualified)
• Entries must be submitted in .PDF format with Times New Roman (font size 14) and single line spacing
• Writing limit – 1000 words    
• Late entries will not be accepted

OVH Energy has the right to edit the winning submission prior to publication