AYKO Talents Impress with First Outing
Five months after it scouted five talents from various entertainment fields for the maiden edition of its talent and modelling competition, AYKO Agency, recently showcased all the winners to a private audience. The social event was held at Sao Cafe in Lekki, Lagos.
An evening marked by sensual jazz music from an in-house live band. The well-attended event was graced by industry experts, socialites, and Nigerian singer Ric Hassani.
Neon lights, reverberating high hats with a sitting arrangement to accommodate about double score persons, Omoboriola Adunni emerged on stage in knee-length braids and pink flared jumpsuit to give her rendition of Asa’s ‘Jailer’ exploring genres such as R‘n’B, reggae, and trap music. With moves to match, she proceeded to perform ‘No One’ (Alicia Keys), ‘Perfect’ (Ed Sheeran), and ‘Bibanke’ (Asa).
Following swiftly in her footsteps with a dose of braggadocio was Sure Boy (Similoluwa Afolabi). For his performance, he delivered freestyle rap lines in real-time.
With the crowd Impressed by her initial performance, Adunni gave an encore performance teaming up with model Adedokun Abisola and dancer Inimfo Iniama.
But while their collective debut performances reveal professionalism, they owe their current level of expertise to the AYKO agency that leveraged a series of workshops and masterclasses to groom them for the Nigerian entertainment industry. In a brief session with Adunni, she acknowledged that her confidence level as a performer has improved. Her remarks echoed Co-founder, Koya Onagoruwa’s belief that their dreams two years ago are eventually a reality.