A 400 level student of the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), formerly Anambra State University, Chioma Chikaogwu has been selected as the overall best student in Visual/Non-verbal Communication.
The selection was made through a thorough screening process following a Costume/Makeup competition tagged “Zombie Quiz” which was organized by Massmediang, an online news platform, to select the best students in the use of theatrical/film makeup in communication, including expression of meanings through choreographic dance.
Chioma Chikaogwu and Stella Odike came up with impressive creative makeup that expressed their roles brilliantly. They both tied at first position with Chioma placed as overall best.
These two students produced makeup and non-verbal performances, including the process of articulating the best colours and expressions to use in enhancing Zombie roles which marked them out among over 100 other contestants in the competition.
The second position went to Precious Udekwe who combined mild costume with makeup to produce one of the scariest entries in the competition.
Sandra Emenike and Priscilla Eze tied at third position and will both receive the same price for that achievement.
Meanwhile 38 other students were selected for recognition as they were also outstanding in the visual/non-verbal communication contest. They are Rachael Onwuasonya, Onyema Nwangene, Miracle Ndubuisi, Nnaemeka Nweke, Maryjane Oruche, Sophia Okezie, Sharon Agbasimelo, Winifred Igwe, Linda Iloegbunam, Gift Nwafor, Blessing Umeh, Ogochukwu Iferika, Sandra Nwabugwu, Immaculata Nweke, Victoria Muottolum, Delight Ifurueze, Ogochukwu Nwazelibe, Onyinye Nwadike, Ifunanya Umeugo, Juliet Umeobi, Rosemary Okonkwo, Oluchi Ogamba, Nneka Ugbagu, Augustina Okeke, Chidimma Chiobi, Ijeoma Okoli, Ogbonna Divine, Vanessa Paul, Chinonye Ebeagwu, Blessing Ohijeh, Mmesoma Okoye, Lilian Ndife, Chikaodili Udemba, Chinedu Okeke, Chikaodili Nnadozie, Benjamin David, Juliet Okafor and Jennifer Onuchukwu.
In another category which featured creative use of dance to express communicative meanings, Immaculata Nweke emerged the Overall Best Communicative Dance Choreographer while Miracle Ndubuisi, Amaka Odike and Rosemary Okonkwo all tied at second position. The third position went to Eric Ejimbe. These five students are exceptional in the use of dance and dance drama to communicate to target audience.
All these students will receive certificates of excellence in Visual/Non-verbal Communication during the award presentation ceremony coming up soon at the Francis Oladele stand on Igbariam campus of the University. The award will only be presented to those of them who already have 80% attendance in class, as that is the mark of a true winner.