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The speeches. The suits. The swagger. In an epic battle of war and wits, who comes out on top? Who, becomes the next MicMan? On July 8th, at the faculty of law annex, we will witness moments of magic as 6 of the very best employ their oratory skills in a bid win to win the grand prize. 

The first round began on the 25th of May as the contestants divided into 14 groups began their presentations. These first round  presentations continued until the 2nd  of June. The second round held on the 8th of June with thirty two contestants remaining. 
The Semi finals were up next and began on the 15th of June with fifteen contestants left. In this round, the contestants’ speeches were spiced with  quotes from popular figures like Confucius, Neymar, Lao Tzu and even Twitter feminists (men are scum). 

The topics given were technical and needed to be interpreted creatively and smartly. Also, there were some seeded candidates who went straight to the second round. They were selected based on their known prowess in the art of public speaking. Examples are Deborah Oguike and Alex Chukwu. They still had to register though. 

The judges bench wasn’t lacking in quality as well. Some of the judges at the various rounds of the competition were Babajide Micheal (Last year’s winner), Toyosi Onikosi, Rahman Apalara, Hosanna Adusa-Williams, Tobi Olowokure and Jones Ayuwo. Yes, Jones Ayuwo. 

At the end of these word wars, six contestants stood above the rest and were selected as the finalists; 
Tolu Ogunsanya 
Ipinnu AdeAdemilua
Alex Chukwu
Deborah Oguike
Sharon Omilaju

The final promises  to be an intriguing and explosive end to what has been an amazing journey. So, once again,
Project MicMan on the 8th of July at the Faculty of Law Annex, University of Lagos. 

The Champions League of public speaking is back!!!


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Project Mic Man (MM70) is designed and geared to be “the Champions League of Public Speaking”i.e the most epic public speaking competition in the Faculty of Law. Yes, the longest spanning, most populated, most lucrative, most rewarding and most supercalifragilisticespialadocious public speaking competition EVER in the Faculty of Law. How so? In summary:-

A public speaking competition spanning 65 days (2 months) and15 different judges.64 Contestants (including 8invited contestants from 7 other faculties)FIFA World Cup style seeding, grouping and elimination (4 people per group)Theme/Topics- TBA2 weeks to the beginning of the competitionJudges: Men and Women of mercurial public speaking intelligence, ability, experience and/or insight, comprising Mic Men, Senior Students, Lecturers, Unilag Alumni etc.Prize: 70,000 Naira and a plethora of titles, opportunities, media exposure and benefits, oh and ______, and ______, aaaand __________!Departure: June 22nd 2016Arrival: August 2016Visa: #1,500Venue: CLASSIFIEDDate of closure: June 20th 2016Planet: EarthHosts: Check the bottom of this article

Still confused about the format?

How It all goes down:-

48 contestants grouped into 12 groups with 4 contestants in each group slug it out. The best speaker in each group qualifies to the next round. The 4 “best losers” also qualify to the next round, making a total of 16 moving to the next round. (ROUND 1)The 16 speakers then meet up with another set of 16 “seeded” speakers comprising 8 invited highly rated speakers from the Faculty of Law and 8 invited highly rated speakers from the 7 other faculties in UNILAG. Thus completing 32 speakers, who would be seeded and grouped into 8 groups with 4 contestants in each group with the top 2 speakers from each group qualifying for the Semi-Finals.(ROUND 2)The 16 Semi Finalists would then contest in one all-encompassing battle royale, with the top 6 speakers qualifying for the final.(SEMI FINAL)The top 6 speakers would then battle it out, from which 1 winner would emerge.(THE FINAL)

Now close your eyes, think earnestly about it, imagine the moment when they call out your name as the winner of Project Mic Man,  forget about the 70,000 Naira and plethora of other stuff, forget about the euphoria, the gratification, the booming celebratory champion music, the people lifting you up in the air (either physically or with their shouts of elation), forget about the aura that’ll envelope you, the cheers, the hugs and kisses, the sky-rocket in famzers, fans and popularity. Forget all that, just close your eyes and think, just think about the fact that you just beat 63 other people in a competition, 63 of the best public speakers in the University of Lagos. Sixty Three!!

How do you feel?




For more info and to get your forms(which are fast running out) :


Twitter: @TheMicrophone_

Call: 08180605748 or 08053106012

Whatsapp: 08028595010 or 08053106012

Ask: John Tobi (Year 4); Lillian (Year 4); Shalom (Year 3); Praise (Year 1) …. or Ore… or Tunrayo.

Fax: Fax? Really? Even We are not that esoteric.




Jones &Tobolos





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