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Nigerian boy wins N3.7m Toyota grand prize after defeating contestants from 90 countries

A 10-year-old Nigerian boy, Oluwademilade Odumuboni, has won the 2023 Toyota Dream Vehicle Art Contest.

The student of Corona School, Gbagada, Lagos, competed and emerged the winner of the $5,000 (N3.7 million) grand prize after beating 782,852 other contestants from 90 countries.

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Odumuboni’s innovation, a waste converter with the goal of assisting countries, particularly African people, in food production, was adjudged the best.

The $5,000 cash prize, a plaque, and a certificate were presented to him at a special event organized by Toyota Nigeria Limited. His school was also given $10,000.

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan, hosts the contest every year for students all over the world, asking them to draw their dream cars with a free idea.

Managing Director, Toyota (Nigeria) Limited, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo, said the boy’s ingenuity had paved a path on the global map for him.

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“His unique and truly inspirational idea expressed in an equally creative drawing earned him a global grand prize in the contest, beating over 782,852 contestants from 90 countries and regions.

“This way, Toyota is also cultivating a lifetime friendship with all these children while encouraging them to care for our planet and push their imagination beyond limits,” he said.

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