It was all smiles on Saturday as a small group of fans were treated to a unique meet and greet experience with Afropop singing sensation and Opera brand ambassador, Simi. The exclusive event was the culmination of the #OperaConfam Challenge, which rewarded three lucky fans for creatively sharing why they love the Opera News app.
The three grand prize winners who walked home with the new Tecno Phantom 8 were not the only winners in attendance, as other contestants in the #OperaConfam Challenge, were also invited to spend the evening with Simi and rewarded with branded Opera items.
Simi began the evening with a beautiful performance of “Smile for Me”, before following up with some of her other fan-favourite singles including “Complete me”, “Jamb question”, “Soldier” and her smash hit “Joromi”. The ever delightful singer then spent the later part of the evening fielding questions from the fans in attendance and sharing the inspiration behind some of her biggest hits.
“We’ve sang, we’ve eaten, I’m glad we did this. The highlight for me was seeing these winners show their creative talents, one with the painting, another with a song. Big ups to Opera for putting this together,” said Simi, after the event.
Prince, one of the lucky winners was visibly elated, saying that meeting Simi was “A dream come true” while Samuel, another winner who entered the #OperaConfam Challenge by making a gorgeous painting of Simi, was lost for words after the event.
“To be honest I don’t know where to start, I would just like to thank Opera for the opportunity. Winning a phone and meeting Simi the same day. Wow!” said Samuel. The evening rounded off with a photo session, where everyone got a chance to take pictures and the customary selfie with the sultry singer.
“The #OperaConfam challenge confirmed what we’ve always known about young Nigerians – their creativity and ingenuity are truly unique. We loved viewing the expressions of how Opera News keeps so many young Nigerians on top of the hottest news and videos,” said Jørgen Arnesen, Opera’s VP Head of Marketing and Distribution.
“Seeing the creativity on display, the great music and the prize winners all having fun with Simi was a great experience for everyone.” He concluded.