Chess master Tunde Onakoya defeats Verydarkman, wins activism award
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The 2024 Trendupp Awards saw a high-stakes conflict as popular critic VeryDarkMan and the Guinness World Record-holding chess master Tunde Onakoya competed for an award, along with other notable figures.

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The Trendupp Awards is renowned for recognizing influencers, content creators, and brands excelling in leveraging social media across various fields and platforms.

It would be recalled that in April, Onakoya gained attention by breaking the world record for the longest chess marathon in Times Square, New York City, playing for over 58 hours.

VeryDarkMan, on the other hand, is a vocal opponent of social vices, using his platform to speak out against injustices and advocate for societal change.

Both Tunde Onakoya and VeryDarkMan competed in the highly competitive ‘Force For Social Good’ category at the Trendupp Awards but the former won.

They faced off against prominent figures like Nigeria’s leading health influencer Aproko Doctor, Kokun Foundation’s philanthropic founder Adepeju Olukokun, renowned humanitarian Osita Popcorn, and dance choreographer and humanitarian Seyi Oluyole.

The Trendupp Awards held at the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, showcased the remarkable achievements of these influencers and social advocates, highlighting their significant contributions to societal betterment through social media.

The event was a testament to the power of social media in driving change and recognizing the efforts of those dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities.

Watch the video below …


Chess genius, Tunde Onakoya emerges as the winner “Force of Social Good” at the Trendupp Awards 2024! Location: Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island #TrenduppAwards24 #TrenduppAwards #TheForceOfInfluence #ForAudaciousOnesOnly #GoldMyneTV

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