If you have been following Cowbellpedia, you will agree it has been 13 exciting weeks of play. It has been 13 weeks that left us awe-inspired, shocked, amazed and excited at the possibilities of the future of our nation. We have seen kids from all over Nigeria exhibit genius-level intelligence live on screen and wowed us with their swift mathematical skills. We have seen and enjoyed every moment of it, and as the show comes to an end on Saturday, we have curated a list of all the finalists.
The journey of these finalists began when 52,000 students wrote a preliminary test. Out of the 52,000, 108 made it to the live-show. These 108 were the 74 best junior and senior students from all 36 states and the FCT (to ensure every state is represented). The remaining 34 were the best students nationwide – 17 junior and senior. In the end, 12 finalists have emerged – 6 in the junior and senior categories and 2 of them will be walking away with the grand prize of N1Million each, an all-paid educational excursion outside the country and the ultimate bragging rights of being the 2017 Mathematics Champions.
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Ezekiel is 14 years old and a student of Advanced Breed Group of Schools, Sagamu, Ogun State. He is a junior finalist.
Yinka is 15 years old and he’s a student of Nigerian Tulip Int. College, Kaduna Boys section. He is a Junior finalist, and the oldest amongst them
Femi is a 14 year old student of Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He is a Junior finalist.
Joel is a 14-year-old student of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Abia State. He is a Junior finalist.
Jessey is a 13-year-old student of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He is a Junior finalist.
Osarere is a 13-year-old student of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She is the only female Junior finalist.
Nifise is a 15-year-old student of The Ambassadors college, Ota, Ogun State. She is a Senior finalist, and the only senior who is entering the competition for the first time. She is also the only female senior finalist, and if she wins, she will be the first girl to ever win the senior category of Cowbellpedia.
Michael is a 15-year-old student of Excelgrace Academy, Akaajime Gboko, Benue State. He was in the junior category in 2015, but his journey ended in the semi-finals. Now he’ll compete in the finals of the senior category.
Evans is a 15-year-old student of Greater Tomorrow International College, Ondo State. He was one of the best 6 in the 2015 Cowbellpedia junior category finals.
Ikechukwu is a 16-year-old student of Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger State. He was the 2015 Cowbellpedia Niger state junior champion but didn’t make it to the finals.
Munachi is a 16-year-old student of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja. He was the Cowbellpedia 2015 junior champion and if he wins again this year, he’ll be the first person to win the competition twice, as a junior and as a senior.
Tomiwa is a 14-year-old student of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesa, Osun State. He is the youngest Senior finalist this year.
There, all 12 of them. Who are your favorites to win? Join the conversation on Social Media using the hashtag #Cowbellpedia. Also watch the final on Saturday November 11, 7pm. See schedule below