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Winners of 2023 National IP Essay Competition Announced

June 19, 2023

On June 19, 2023, the WIPO Nigeria Office announced the winner and 15 finalists of the 2023 WIPO National Intellectual Property Essay Competition, themed “Gender Inclusivity as a Strategy to Drive Innovation and Creativity in Nigeria”. A 500 level law student from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Adedoyin Farinmade, emerged the overall winner from a total of 164 entries that were submitted to the competition this year. A full report on the essay competition will be available soon.

WIPO will support the winner and finalists with capacity building prizes and opportunities to further strengthen their growth and engagement with the field of intellectual property.

Winner: Mr. Adedoyin Farinmade, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Mr. Balogun Olanrewaju Toheeb, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
Ms. Marian Akinola, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

The full list of announced winners and finalists are included below

No. Name Insitution
1 Mr. Adedoyin Farinmade Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
2 Mr. Balogun Olanrewaju Toheeb Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State

Ms. Marian Akinola

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State


Mr. Ajongolo Oluwafemi

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State


Ms. Ifezie Christabel Ogechi

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State


Mr. Shittu Abdulmalik Olasunkanmi

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State


Mr. John Kokole

Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State


Ms. Adebola Niyi-Oriolowo

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.


Mr. Aremu Olalade Mustapha

 University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State


Mr. Kodjovi Daniel

Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State


Ms. Amoke Clara Nmesoma

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nsukka, Enugu State


Ms. Precious Chiamaka Onuabuchi

University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State


Adegboye Boluwaji Itunuoluwa

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State


Ms. Letam Elizabeth Efeelobari

Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State


Mr. Promise Okwuchukwu

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State


Mr. God’swill Dickson

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State