LAGOS, Nigeria; 9th September 2018


Gbolabo Adebakin has emerged winner of the 5th season of reality TV cooking show, Knorr Taste Quest.

Out of five finalists, Gbolabo’s unique cooking skills singled him out leaving with a cash prize of N5 million, a brand new Chevrolet car, one-year supply of Knorr, Shoprite vouchers, LG refrigerator, gas cooker and microwave oven.

The show’s finale was judged by celebrity Chefs, Dr. Robert and Chef Fregz, alongside Knorr Brand Ambassador and celebrated actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.

Gbolabo described the finale as the biggest moment in his life, saying, “I want to thank Knorr for the amazing opportunity and great learning experience. The judges have been amazing, and the other contestants were fantastic people to compete against. I can’t thank Knorr enough for this valuable opportunity. Beyond the prizes, the knowledge and experience I have gained in the Knorr Taste Quest kitchen is immeasurable and will enable me make the most out of my passion for cooking.”

From L-R: Hari Elluru, Head of Marketing, LG West Africa Operations; Nsima Ogedi-Alakwe, Marketing Director Foods, Unilever Ghana-Nigeria; Gbolabo Adebakin, Winner, Knorr Taste Quest season 5; Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Knorr Brand Ambassador and Guest Judge; Shadiat Shoyombo, Brand Manager, Knorr (Seasonings) and Gaurav Kaul, General Manager, Koncept Autocentre (Chevrolet), at the Knorr Taste Quest Season 5 Grand Finale in Lagos.

The first runner up, Busuyi Komolafe got a ₦1.5million cash prize, one-year supply of Knorr and LG gas cooker. Dasola Abaniwonda, the second runner up, received a cheque of ₦750,000, one-year supply of Knorr and LG gas cooker.

The prizes were presented by the Marketing Director, Foods, Unilever Ghana and Nigeria, Nsima Ogedi-Alakwe, and representatives of the Sponsors; Mr. Gaurav Kaul, General Manager Koncept Autocentre and Mr. Hari Elluru, Head of Marketing LG West Africa Operations.

Ogedi-Alakwe said, “As a brand, Knorr has consistently focused on improving the lives of Nigerians by empowering youth through the Knorr Taste Quest TV Show. We are glad that the fifth edition was a success and we look forward to building on this to support more talents in the future.”

Dasola Abaniwonda, Second Runner-up, Knorr Taste Quest Season 5; Gbolabo Adebakin, Winner, Knorr Taste Quest Season 5; and Busuyi Komolafe, First Runner-up, Knorr Taste Quest Season 5, with their cheques at the Knorr Taste Quest Grand Finale in Lagos.

Discussing the importance of the cooking show, the Marketing Manager Savoury, Unilever Ghana and Nigeria, Nnenna Osi-Anugwa, stated that “It is a wonderful day for the winners of Knorr Taste Quest 5. I am quite sure that they have had such a great learning experience over the course of the show. Knorr remains committed to supporting the creativity and culinary prowess of Nigerians and we promise to bring an even more exciting and educative show next year.”

Knorr, Nigeria’s top food seasoning brand, aims at constantly improving lives by helping people create great-tasting dishes always, and through initiatives like the Knorr Taste Quest Competition.


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