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At the end of the event, the University of Ibadan team (Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall) won with 132 points followed by University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo Hall) with 112 points. Then University of Lagos (Marriere Hall) taking the third position with 106 points

Report and pictures by Amanambu Amobi

BATTLE OF WITS AND WORDS

BATTLE OF WITS AND WORDS

It is definitely going to be a great semester this year for the residents of Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall and University of Ibadan at large. As the Hall celebrates her 50th anniversary

The Literary and debating Society of Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall is Organizing a public speaking event, which is an annual program “Clash of The Sages”. It is a debate which usually holds with Halls from other Universities from Nigeria and even beyond.

As part of the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the great Hall, the Literary and Debating Society of the Hall has decided to bring on TWO GREAT UNIVERSITIES to compete against the Halls’ Literary and Debating Society. It is going to be a THREESOME BATTLE as the GREAT Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall Literary and Debating Society will be slugging it out alone against MARRIERE HALL of University of Lagos and OBAFEMI AWOLOWO Hall from OAU Ife. The topic of the debate is “Secession: A Panacea to Nigeria Socio-Political Quagmire?”

Can they win this battle against these two halls from these great Institutions? Well we don’t know yet until the battle stage is set at TRENCHARD HALL, 11am 13th July, 2013. It is a battle of Wits and Words. Where else would you be if not the Arena. for more information call Bolaji +2348106230849

Edited from www.ivorytalk.com

By Amanambu Amobi

SuperBowl V Finalists

Damilola Aderemi (Kuti Hall)

TrainDrill’s Amanambu Amobi with Kuti Hall’s Damilola

An awesome speaker who has appeared in Superbowl finals twice, the first was in his 100 level and now he is there again with the greatest belief that the only opponent he has is himself.

TrainDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponent?

Dami: Ah! (Laughs). I don’t like this kind of question (long pause). To me it is not really a competition. I don’t really see any competition here. I will just go in there and do my best (laughs).

There are three level of competition:

  • Those you know
  • Those you don’t know
  • And myself

The real competition is me.  I think I should do my best such that when I look at the video in the future I will be happy that I put up a wonderful speech. If do badly and I still win because others did worse than I did, I will not be happy.

TrainDrill: who among your opponents do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Dami:  Me! (Laughs)

TrainDrill: tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Dami: I write my speeches late and when I do, I write them on posters.

Tunde Ogundare (Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall)

TrainDrill’s Amanambu Amobi with Tunde Ogundare of zik hall

A man emerging from a hall of residence known for amazing speakers. Certainly a lot to expect from him.

TrainDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponent?

Tunde: I do not see this as a competition but as a platform to let the world know about what I have within me. My chance against my opponents I put in God’s hands.

TrainDrill: who among your opponents do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Tunde: There are two people that seemingly pose a challenge, one of them is Damilola Aderemi and the other is Elizabeth Serrano

TrainDrill: why these two

Tunde: For Damilola Aderemi he is well grounded with experience. He has been in Superbowl final and for Serrano, she is a very good speaker and this has been well noted by many.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Tunde: (Laughs) Most of my speeches are impromptu, I don’t sit to prepare most of them and when I do prepare, I do not say more than a quarter of what I have prepared

Adeleke Ronke (Queen Elizabeth Hall)

TrainDrill’s Amobi and Victor with Adeleke Ronke (Queens Hall)

This is Ronke’s third participation in superbowl, on her second participation, she qualified for the semi-finals. She is now ready to take the bull by the horn.

TRIAN DRILL: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Ronke: well, I am just going there to speak. I have not really measured my chances, though I have had of the exploits of my opponents and I must say that they are great speakers.  But I believe that the essence of public speaking is to pass a message to the audience and that is what I am going to do.

TrainDrill: who among your opponents do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Ronke:  It’s not all about the competition. If I win and did not really pass any message across or make an impact then I have not really won. I just want to inspire people by my speech.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Ronke: well unlike other speakers, I really have a problem with preparation. On stage, I am often nervous and my hands become wet and my knees usually shake. But usually overcome this once I begin to speak because I focus on myself and the audience.

David Peters (Tedder Hall)

TrainDrill’s Victor Jonathan with David Peters of Tedder Hall

This is the third participation of David peters in Superbowl and the first time in the final. He is eager and prepared to win the trophy.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

David: well from what I have observed and heard, I can say that I am better at delivery and rhetoric than any of the speakers. I will therefore use this to my advantage.

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

David Peters: No one but myself. (laughs!!!)

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

David Peters: unlike the others, I really do not believe in reading books and watching great speakers.  I watch a lot of movies and learn how emotions can speak for themselves.  I also ask myself what exactly the writer was thinking. I believe that the most important part of any speech is the first word and not just the introduction.

ANJOLA BOLUWATIFE (MellanbyHall)

TrainDrill’s Victor Jonathan with Boluwatife of Mellanby

This is his first time at the superbowl final and the second time in the contest.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Bolu: Well from what I have heard, almost all the other opponents have great achievements in various oratory contests including superbowl and this makes them good speakers but am sure I will win this because winning takes a lot more than being good.

TrainDrill: who among your opponents do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Bolu: I believe that there are no obstacles for me. The only person that poses difficulty in defeating is myself.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Bolu: I read a lot of books and rehearse a lot with my friends. Nothing beats proper preparation. The funny thing is that by the time I stand to give my speech, my friends would probably be reciting it as well.

Adeleke Togun (Sultan Bello)

TrainDrill’s Kunle Adebayo with Adeleke Togun of Sultan Bello Hall

Leke Togun after a three-time trial he is going to the finals of superbowl, he is so optimistic about winning.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Leke: my chances are as good as my preparation.  I only need to work on my preparation.

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Leke: (Laugh) I am not speaking to defeat any opponent. I am speaking to win.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Leke: I don’t write down my speeches (Laugh), I think about the topic and think about the angle and draw out an Algorithm to follow. I may jot down my points but am not obliged to follow a particular routine.

Damilola Okoyomoh (Idia)

TrainDrill’s Kunle Adebayo with Damilola of Queen Idia Hall

This is a peculiar entrant into the Superbowl at 100 level. She is sure that she has all it takes to grab the trophy.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Okoyomoh: my chances are good but not because my opponents are bad speakers but am coming with everything I’ve got. I hope my best will be good enough. This is coming from my heart.

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Okoyomoh: my opponents are special and strong because there strength lies in different ways but none is undefeatable. They are beatable that is why it is a challenge.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Okoyomoh: I get this overwhelming urge to laugh, while on stage. Looking at the faces in the audience tends to make me laugh. (Laughs)

Adebimpe Owoseni (Queen Elizabeth Hall)

TrainDrill’s Kunle Adebayo with Bimpe of Queens Hall

Bimpe is not new to public speaking in the university of Ibadan having participated at the departmental level but this is her first superbowl appearance. She hopes to make a mark.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Adebimpe: Being a special person (physically challenged) is a great chance.  I heard that I would be the first physically challenged person to participate at the superbowl finals. That is my great and only chance.

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Adebimpe: None

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Adebimpe: Naturally, public speaking is my passion. I have talent for speaking.  I  have had experience or  exposure in public speaking.  I have participated in two or three school debates. The first experience was in UI, before the Superbowl preliminaries was at CLA 103.

Ogunyemi Olaniyi (Independence Hall)

TrainDrill’s Victor Jonathan with Niyi of Indy Hall

Niyi is also a ‘stalite’ with this being his second appearance at the competition. He made the semifinals at superbowl IV

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Niyi: Well, having heard of my opponent’s exploits. I can say I will make it to the top three

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Niyi: Almost all my opponents have a grip on the trophy, but some have more grip than the others. Damilola Aderemi  is one of them. Damilola Aderemi and Serrano.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Niyi: Well, for any speech I am about to give I put it on a scale. I call it “TIME”.

T – Thought; whatever I say must make people think

I – Inspiration; it must Inspire

M – Momentum; it must give them drive

E- Efficacy; the desire to achieve great results

   Elizabeth Serrano (Obafemi Awolowo Hall)

A past winner of Cicero, a poet with over 90 pieces and a lover of sports. She’s coming with her all.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Elizabeth:  I’m preparing towards a win. I won’t hope for luck because Satan is the author of goodluck, I’d rather want good fortune and by Jehovah’s grace I’m going to win.

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Elizabeth:  No one in particular. They all are gladiators and I look forward to a serious contest. A very stiff one too.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Elizabeth: (laughs) I prepare only a day or two before I’m to deliver.  My mum and siblings have tagged it laziness but I wouldn’t call it laziness. It’s my style, I‘ve always been like that.

Ezomo Olohirere Tomisin (Alexander Brown Hall)

The ABH representative, who has not only come to make a mark but to win.

TrianDrill: What do you think are your chances against your opponents?

Olohirere: I have always had a lot of respect for Superbowl and I guess my curiosity fuelled my interest to contest. So far, i have been thrilled with the opportunity i have had to meet and interact with people of like passions. I basically intend to make d best of that and enjoy myself. As regards winning, i will put in my best. And i believe strongly that i have a high chance of winning.

TrainDrill: who among your opponent s do you think will pose a challenge in defeating?

Olohirere: Well, I really don’t know any of the speakers. Never heard them speak before apart from the Awo hall representative. I have heard her speak before and i was kinda challenged when i first knew she was part of the contestants but I know that others too must be good too for them to have qualified to represent their halls. One of the strategies of combat is never to under estimate any opponent. But I believe I have what it takes to win.

TrainDrill: Tell me something about yourself, as regards public speaking, which people know nothing about.

Olohirere: Well, as regards public speaking, many people think I am very bold and confident. But many times while speaking, i could get really scared and feel like entering into the ground.

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