UPNG student wins Huawei P9

A 21-year-old university student from Yangoru, East Sepik Province, is the proud owner of a new Huawei P9 smartphone after winning the Digicel Valentine’s Day Share the love P9 competition.

Wilfred Lunge’s version of Ed Sheeren’s Thinking out loud stole the judges’ hearts, which he claims to have sung for his Valentine, Shirley.

Lunge, who is a third year student at the University of Papua New Guinea, studying Public Policy Management, said he was excited to win the Huawei P9 and thanked Digicel for running this competition and giving back to its customers.

“My very first smartphone was an Alcatel Pixi followed by an Alcatel EVO that I currently use,” Lunge said.

Digicel Managing Director, Mobile, Shivan Bhargava, praised Lunge’s rendition of Thinking out loud.

“It’s wonderful to see our loyal customers get involved in our competitions by having a bit of fun,” he said.

“Wilfred is a deserving winner and we hope he enjoys his new Huawei P9 smartphone.”

The two runner ups were each awarded 13GB and 6GB respectively.

The promotion ran for an initial two weeks, from February 1, and was extended for another two weeks due to its popularity.

To participate in the competition, Digicel customers were required to upload a 60-second video of themselves to Digicel PNG’s official Facebook page singing their favourite love song. They also had to explain who they would be sharing the love with this Valentine’s Day. 

The videos with the most ‘likes’ and ‘reactions’ progressed to the final, with a panel of judges selecting the final winners according to the judging criteria.


(Wilfred Lunge, right, receiving his Huawei P9 from Digicel's Public Relations Executive, Reuben Aopi)