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New Facebook Winners from Nigeria and Uganda!

New Facebook Winners from Nigeria and Uganda!

12:15 SAST | 05 Oct 2017

This week I'm pleased to announce results of two Facebook quizzes: seven winners with real attention to detail and good research skills. Well done!  In the first quiz, contestants were asked to list all our Kwesé channels produced either in Nigeria or by Nigerians, that are broadcast across Africa (including two new channels). We had contestants from all over the continent, but only six winners this time knew the names of the SEVEN channels I was looking for. Congratulations to our winners, five from Nigeria and one from Uganda!

In our second quiz, Remmy Wambimbi of Uganda nudged out other close competitors to win a Kwesé Play decoder for listing the names of 15 of 19 members of the UN Commission on Education who attended our meeting in New York a few weeks ago. (Image was posted on my Facebook cover).

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for contestants to take the time to check your details before hitting the send button. In this case, this meant ensuring the full names of channels are completely correct. If you leave off a word in the name of a company, channel or show, it cannot be a correct answer. There were so many of our contestants who were so very close...

A note from my prize team follows at the end of this statement. 

Thank you to everyone for participating!

Strive Masiyiwa

Econet Group Chairman


There are several channels produced either in Nigeria, or by Nigerians currently broadcast continentally (across Africa) by Kwesé (satellite) TV: I will give 100 decoders to the first people to give me the entire list. Maximum 10 decoders will be allocated to winners in Nigeria itself. The rest will go outside Nigeria.

Hint: don’t forget the two that started this week. Answers and winners will be posted on Kwese.Com, as usual. Please check there regularly for other results and winners, and also competition rules.


  • TVC News
  • Dove TV
  • NTA International
  • AMC (Africa Movie Channel)
  • AMC Series
  • X2D
  • Channels TV


  • Nduka Samuel, Nigeria
  • Tamunodeinma Edward, Nigeria (Jury note: very nice presentation)
  • Patrick Kibuuka, Uganda (Jury note: source provided, thank you)
  • Uzoma Aningene, Nigeria
  • Sparrow du Lake, Nigeria (Jury note: don't forget your country next time please)
  • Uche Isieke, Nigeria


I will give Kwesé Play streaming box to the first person to identify the most people in the new banner photo of the UN Education Commission on my Facebook homepage. If you don't live in South Africa, you can choose to bless someone there with your prize. Go to if want to find out more.


Remmy Wambimbi, Uganda


  • Liesbet Steer, Ph.D. - Director of Research, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity
  • Aliko Dangote - CEO, Dangote Group
  • Anant Agarwal - CEO, edX; Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Justin W. van Fleet, Ph.D. - Director, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity
  • Kristalina Georgieva - CEO, World Bank Group
  • Teopista Birungi Mayanja - Regional Coordinator, Africa Network Campaign for Education For All (ANCEFA); Founder, Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU)
  • Amel Karboul - Secretary-General of MEF (Maghreb Economic Forum); Former Minister of Tourism, Tunisia
  • Graça Machel - Founder, Graça Machel Trust
  • Ju-Ho Lee - Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management; Former Korean Minister of Education
  • Strive Masiyiwa - Executive Chairman and Founder, Econet
  • Gordon Brown - UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Chair, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt - Chief Executive, Save the Children; Former Prime Minister, Denmark
  • Theo Sowa - CEO, African Women’s Development Fund
  • Tarald Brautaset - Ambassador and Special Envoy for Education, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Julia Gillard - Chair, Global Partnership for Education; Former Prime Minister, Australia
  • Baela Raza Jamil - CEO, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)
  • Omari Issa - Chief Advisor, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity
  • Kristin Clemet - Managing Director, Civita; Former Minister of Education and Research and Former Minister of Labour and Government Administration, Norway
  • Anthony Lake - Executive Director, UNICEF


If you are winner, congratulations! These are the next steps:

Please go back to Mr Masiyiwa's Facebook page under the Afterthought entitled "Quiz announcements" and notify him and us there in writing as a comment that you know you have won.

Thereafter please keep an eye on your FACEBOOK MESSENGER where you will receive a note from our team to get your contacts and move the process forward. 

If we haven't heard back from you within two weeks, your prize will be null and void. Please DO NOT delay. Please note that the process of getting you your prize can take some time, as decoders, for example, are in high demand right now, and stocks short in some places. Be patient. You will definitely get your prize as soon as possible.

If you won the Kwesé Play decoder, but don't yourself live in South Africa, please think of someone in South Africa whom you would like to bless with this amazing prize. 

If you don't know anyone, maybe there is a charitable organization or school to which you'd like to donate this Kwesé Play streaming box. Please give this some thought and let us know.

Some of you are waiting to learn about next steps in the "Your Turn!" competition we announced in recently. We have decided to ask the one winner, along with the other nine "runners up" to submit very brief video pitches via WhatsApp to get the process started. You will need to film these yourself so start thinking and planning. You will receive a communication directly from our team to give you further instructions.

Thank you to everyone!


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