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Logo-Design Competition - "Sabi German for Naija"

German language learning at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, at universities and at various language centers across the country and cooperation activity between the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, the German language teachers in Nigeria, and other partners witnessed a new dawn in 2019. The implementation of new strategies from the Goethe-Institut Nigeria gives the existing cooperation work a very great shot at being much more successful than ever before - this was witnessed and applauded by partners from all over the country.

Sabi German for Naija© Goethe-Institut

"Sabi German for Naija" is the title of a project, funded by the German Foreign Office that supports the professionalization of German language teaching skills and methods.
In order to design a logo for this one year project, the Goethe-Institut had started an open call in spring. In a bid to make the German language learners a part of the decision makers for the logo-design, students (adolescents and young adults) were invited to create a logo that stands for the Nigerian-German cooperation in the field of language. 

The two category competition gave birth to beautiful and creative designs from non-expert participants who are German language learners at the Goethe-Institut, the universities and schools.

A jury, consisting of the Nigerian artist Aderemi Adegbite, the Austrian architect Stefanie Theuretzbacher and Editor-in-Chief Olamide Udoma-Ejorh ("Lost in Lagos"), selected the three winners of the two categories.

The overall best design was edited and recreated by a professional designer and was used on all the promotional items during the just concluded conference of teachers of German language in Nigeria from the 1-3 July 2019. 

The two lucky overall winners will attend German language courses in Germany this year. Congratulations!

The winners of group 1:

Iriyimika - Gewinner Design Wettbewerb © Olabisi Ajala Ireyimika Ajala was born on 4th October 2007 in Lagos.
He lives in Ota Ogun state with his parents. He attended Perfect Triumph Model School and graduated in July 2017. He is a pupil of Akin Ogunpola Model College, Abeokuta.
German Sabi Naija - 2nd Position © Aina Olurebi Blessing Ayomide Adebayo was born in Lagos, but she hails from Abeokuta. She is 15 years old. Blessing is a pupil of Akin Ogunpola Model College Akinale, she likes to read novels. She wishes to study in Germany and this is why she is learning German language in the school. Her hobbies are singing and dancing. Blessing would like to work as a criminologist.
German Sabi Naija - 3nd Position © Kafayat Adekunle Sulaimon Adekunle is a pupil at Akin Ogunpola Model College Akinale, Abeokuta. He is 15 year old. Sulaimon loves playing football and reading novels. He hopes he will be able to play football in the future as a professional. His role model is Manual Neuer. Sulaimon would like to become an Aeronautic Engineer. 

The Winners of Group 2:

James Okpare - Gewinner "Sabi German for Naija" © James Okpare James Okpare Okemute is a final year language student of German and French at the University of Ibadan. He was born of Nigerian parents on the 7th of September, 1997 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. These early experiences led him to develop a passion for languages and diplomacy, which now is a path that he has chosen. James has a great interest in renewable and sustainable energy, coding, Technology and futuristic transportation system.
Isaac Busari - Winner "Sabi German for Naija" © Isaac Busari Isaac Temitope Busari was born in Jos, he is from Kwara state. He studied at Madonna University. Isaac loves to make something from available materials. He has passion for art and photography.
Precious Tobore - Winner "Sabi German for Naija" © Conscience Kikemme Precious Tobore Ohwerhi was born on the 6th October 1995 in Sapele Delta State, a native of Urhobo. After his school-leaving certification, Precious attended a computer certification program in Delta State Model Youth Resource Learning Centre in 2013. He worked as a Cyber Café administrator in the year 2013-2014. Precious plans to study in Germany, he is currently learning German language at the Goethe-Institut Lagos.