Heloooo! It’s jaw war season again, Shout-out to the students of the first and best university who have kept their cool while waiting for the return of the biggest public speaking event in Africa. The inter-hall, inter-faculty debating competition popularly known as Jaw War is hosted by The Literary and Debating Society, University of Ibadan. Jaw War 2021 will be the seventh edition and given the level of preparation and hype, Jaw War 2021 will undoubtedly break the records of previous years as the heat has turned intense.
Jaw war 2021 is scheduled to start on Wednesday 29th day of September and will begin with the first leg of the preliminary round of debates between the halls of Residence in the University. If you’ve not seen it before.
Jaw War is known for quality and mind blowing speeches, astonishing Punchlines and unrivaled passion. The competition stands out from every other with the caliber of speakers that
grace the stage every year, these speakers are Known as the Jaw Warriors, armed with words and logic always ready to defend their constituencies (hall or faculty as the case may be.
However, As promising as this edition and the speakers we are expecting are, there are so many speakers People who attended Jaw War 2019 and the competition itself will miss. In no particular order, here are some of the preeminent speakers we will miss at jaw war 2021.
Adediran Adesokan: Diran tops this list because When Leonardo Da Vinci said, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”, Diran took it personally. One thing that makes him stand out is how well he simplifies his speech such that even a 10-year-old would understand. Adediran Adesokan was from Ransome Kuti hall and the Faculty of Law. To mention a few, He won the rookie oratory competition at the Jaw war finals in 2015 while he was in 100 level. He also led his hall to victory at jaw war finals in his second year, where he was crowned the Best Speaker of the day. Hardly will you find a regular jaw war attendee that doesn’t like Diran. When it comes to Jawwar, Diran Adesokan is in his own league 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Izuka Oscar-Romero: People who attended Jawwar 2019 will remember him as the fine boy MC😂😂😂 Oscar-Romero. He is a graduate of Mechanical engineering. During his stay in the university, he spoke for Ransome Kuti hall and the Faculty of Tech Literary and Debating Society, where he also served as the president in his final year. He was known for his superb delivery and logical speeches. Kutites will surely miss him!
Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia: Anastasia was The greatest nightmare of any constituency paired with Clinical sciences or Alexander Brown hall. Anastasia is one of the few speakers who could give us Top quality speech, good use of diction and top-notch delivery effortlessly. Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia is now a graduate of Physiotherapy and the former Vice President of Alexander Brown hall literary and debating society. Independence hall better be grateful they don’t have to worry about her this year🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴
Ernesto Dibia: The Former Vice President of the Literary and Debating Society, University of Ibadan. Ernesto Dibia is now a Medical lab scientist. He used to represent both his faculty (I don’t know how they group college of medicine courses into faculties) and his hall; Alexander Brown hall. He’s a speaker we’ll surely miss.
IfeOluwa Igili: Former President of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Literary and Debating Society. He’s a staunch public speaker skilled in both Oratory and debating. He’s now a Biochemist and used to speak for his faculty and his hall of residence, Zik hall.
Asudemade Habeeblah: You were about to remind me Habeeb is still a student yeah??😹😹😹 I know but, Rumour has it that Asudemade Habeeb has decided he’ll not speak in this year’s competition for reasons best known to him. Asudemade, with his always on point speech and Aplus delivery, is a well-decorated public speaker within and outside the University of Ibadan. He won the Rookie oratory competition as a fresher and became the president of Zik Hall Literary and Debating Society in his second year. He is also the president of Law Literary and Debating Society in his 400 level.
Halima Dabana: Former President of the Faculty of Public Health Literary and Debating Society, Halimah Dabana, is a fantastic public speaker that gives her all whenever she speaks. She has good use of English, excellent delivery, to mention a few. Halima Was also from Obafemi Awolowo hall. How will Awo hall fare without her???
Barnabas Akinrinola: Alagba Barny!!!! Barrister Lawyer👉🏾👈🏾😂😂😂😂 Quite sad most people will not remember him as a speaker but as MC since he was the MC a couple of times during the last competition. Akinrinola Barnabas was the former Vice President of Lord Tedder Hall Literary and Debating Society. He was also from the faculty of Law.
Ayomide Yekeen: I can never forget Yekeen’s speech at the faculty of Law LLT, where he debated whether or not the Jury system should be applied in Nigeria 😲😲Maybe because he was a Law student, or because it was a home match, he was perfect!. Yekeen is a past Lord President of Lord Tedder Hall Literary and Debating Society and former Speaker of the Law Students’ Representative Council. I don’t think I need to mention his constituencies again.
Apollos Dikibo: The immediate past Lord President of Lord Tedder Hall Literary and Debating Society. He started his journey at Lord Tedder Hall, where he won the 2017 King of the Podium Oratory Contest organized by the Lord Tedder Hall Literary and Debating Society for her rookies. He was also instrumental in Lord Tedder hall’s victory at the last edition of Jawwar. Apollos is known for his satisfactory delivery and sound logic. During his days, he spoke for both Lord Tedder hall and the Faculty of Law.
Adeyemo Mary: Even if the audience doesn’t, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Faculty of Arts Literary and Debating Society will surely miss Adeyemo Mary. Mary was a consistent speaker. She could speak five minutes today, three minutes tomorrow and another five minutes next tomorrow. Mary was always top-notch whenever her constituencies needed her and will never disappoint. She’s a graduate of English and literature studies, Faculty of Arts.
Nwagbara Izuchukwu: Izu, as a freshman, won the Lanre Bello Inter-Faculty Oratory Competition ( A debating competition organized by the Junior Chamber International Nigeria, UI Chapter) while representing his faculty, the Faculty of Law. He was one of the super talented speakers from Bello hall and a one time Vice President of the Faculty of Law Literary and Debating Society. Izu is known for sound logic💯💯💯💯💯 and good delivery.
Okunola Festus: He wasn’t just a debater. He was a winner. After several years of trying, Okunola Festus is the only General of Sultan Bello Hall Literary and Debating Society that has led the hall to victory at Jaw war🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. He is a seasoned debater with good use of logic, facts and delivers. He was also a student of the faculty of Law.
Osoko Emmanuel: Owo meji 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾He wins competitions even before he steps on the podium. Once the other teams realize they are competing against Osoko, they start to have a rethink. Osoko Emmanuel was the general of Bello Hall Literary and Debating Society and a graduate of electrical and electronics engineering. He is known for excellent delivery and good use of humour and punchlines.👏👏
Olaniyan Dara: Did I save him for the last or I almost forgot?? 🤔🤔🤔🤔Dara Olaniyan is the immediate past president of The literary and debating society, university of Ibadan. Dara has a kind of delivery that makes everyone want to listen to him and is well known for his splendid use of logic and facts. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hear Dara speak for the last time in 2019 because he was busy organizing the event, coupled with the fact that his hall crashed out at the first round of the competition.😩😩
He was the Deputy General of the Sultan Bello Hall Literary and Debating Society and a one-time speech coach of the Faculty of Law Literary and Debating Society.
Ps: this list is based on personal preference and bias. If you have any speaker you think should make the list, do well to mention name(s) in the comment box.
Check this space for the list of speakers to anticipate for jaw war 2021🤗🤗🤗