“A 10-year-old Nigerian schoolboy named Oluwademilade Odumuboni has claimed victory in a competition that featured 782,000 students, earning him a prize valued in the millions of naira. This remarkable achievement comes as he outshone participants from 90 countries.”
He secured the top prize in the prestigious 2022–2023 Toyota Dream Vehicle Art Contest, an international competition.
This 10-year-old Nigerian student, who attends Corona School in Gbagada, Lagos, emerged victorious in the 2022/2023 session, triumphing over 782,852 contestants from 90 different countries.
Odumuboni’s innovative waste converter solution was selected as the best by a panel of judges from around the globe because of its potential to assist countries, particularly in Africa, in both food production and environmental preservation.
As the winner, he was presented with a cash prize of $5,000, along with a plaque and a certificate, at a special event organized by Toyota Nigeria Limited. Additionally, his school received a grant of $10,000.
The winning artworks from the nine national champions on the shortlist are sent to Japan, where they compete against other winning entries from around the world.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan hosts this annual contest for students worldwide, inviting them to illustrate their imaginative car concepts using any creative idea they desire.