Winner, Wimbiz Impact Investment Competition

Something amazing happened to me last week.

I applied for the Wimbiz Impact Investment Competition, sometime in September and the result was announced at the Wimbiz Conference last week.

Guess who came first place!!!

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Lol

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Vision 1000 courses in 10 years is a reality.

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I am building an online business school, Steph B-School that will host 1000 courses that aspiring entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs and their employees can take to grow their businesses.

The award came with a one million naira cash prize and mentorship.

Here is the video of my winning entry.  In the first round, we had to fill one looooonnngggg form, and submit a video selling the unique value proposition of our businesses. In the second round, the semi-finalist presented to a panel of judges, accurate time keepers, etc.

I’m usually a very emotional person, when something happens to me, I either scream in excitement or I cry. Lol.

Embarrassing I know, but I can cry for Africa. The tears will just start rolling down my eyes.

To my utmost surprise, when I heard my name…I didn’t scream, I didn’t laugh, I didn’t cry…I was just numb. I just walked to the front and collected my award, and as the photographer was taking my pictures, it slowly dawned on me that I just won an award and I came first place.

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Later in the week, I was reading one girl’s proposal story on BellaNaija and she said when she got proposed to, she was also numb. She told the guy to hold the ring, and then asked him to go for a walk with her. It was after some minutes that it dawned on her that she was about to be a Mrs, and she screamed YES.


I know what exactly happened to her because it happened to me too. I can’t explain the scientific reason for this. I’m just wondering, can this be a form of shock?

Experts in the house, please enlighten me in the comments below.

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  • Biodun

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Congratulations Steph! Very well deserved.
    I trust you will put the award money to great use.

  • Abbey

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014


  • Keke

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Congratulations. Weldone

  • bukola

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Congrats dearie,well deserved.u av bn a blessing to lots of ppl

  • funmilola

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Oh hi Steph. …way to go girl….awesome awesome is all I can
    Say I know it’s a long time coming ur hard work keeps me encouraged.I remember u were third place one time… now its first place…Congratulations. Thank God

  • Abigail

    Reply Reply November 13, 2014

    Congratulations Stephanie

  • olusola

    Reply Reply November 13, 2014

    Congratulations steph.

    God wisdom to grow higher and higher ijn.

  • Tope

    Reply Reply November 14, 2014

    Wow Babes Congrats,so so happy for you *dancing alingo* *bigbearhugs*

    Tope recently posted…Book review:How to succeed at being yourself by Joyce Meyer

  • Ogochukwu

    Reply Reply December 17, 2014

    nice congrats!

  • Damilola

    Reply Reply January 13, 2015

    Congratulations Stephanie

    • Stephanie Obi

      Reply Reply January 13, 2015

      Thank you Dami

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