Lagos is set to witness the discovery of talented persons through a novel talent hunt scheme called, Lagos Grows Talentâ€. The innovative platform will find, reward and pitch these talents into the limelight of the entertainment industry.
This is being introduced as part of the â€œOne Lagos Fiestaâ€ annual event, which infuses riveting music with ebullient entertainment, to give an ultrasound welcome into the New Year.
â€œLagos Grows Talentâ€ is a deftly produced scheme, under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, aimed at elevating the Lagos youths. Residents of Lagos are welcome to come showcase their talents at the â€œLagos Grows Talentsâ€ and get rewarded. The â€œLagos Grows Talentâ€ is known for its heterogeneity as it features diverse talents, which may range from music to crafts. Participation is absolutely free and it requires no element of formal knowledge in education.
Speaking with journalists at a recent news conference, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola said, â€œWe have major talents sitting right here in the heart of Lagos, we have them in the nook and cranny of the state. We also have unemployed youths amongst them, that is why Lagos wants to grow their talents. Lagos is the land of opportunity, and that is who we are. We hereby encourage as many as possible to freely participate in this wonderful innovationâ€, she said.
Auditions have been scheduled to take place in different regions of the state, including Victoria Island, Badagry, Ikorodu, Epe, and Agege. Audition are scheduled to hold between Monday, December 18 and Friday, December 22.
Selection through different stages would be made by a team of professional judges to move successful contestants to the next level. The leading 10 contestants will perform at the â€œOne Lagos Fiestaâ€. The grand finale of the event, with the Governor of Lagos State in attendance, will witness the selection of an overall winner chosen by the audience.