After weeks of auditioning, training, rehearsals and camping, 23 brilliant youths with awesome abilities in different arts, ranging from music, dance, comedy and modelling, emerged finalists at the grand finale of Season IV of grassroots talent exposition: UNLEASH Your Talents. This was on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at the Kingscourt Events Centre, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Kicking off at exactly 12.45pm, with the rendition of the National Anthem by the duo of Temilola Olatunji and Mabel Paul, the event had in attendance personalities like Engr. J. Ogbonna, former CEO, Egbin Thermal Station, as Father of the Day; Mrs. Grace Dogubo, MD, Gravido Fashions, Mother of the Day; Otunba Fatai Olukoga, Former SA on Education to Governor Fashola as Chairman; Hon. Ayodeji Joseph, Member, Federal House of Reps, Apapa Federal Constituency, as Special Guest of Honour; Barr. S. O. K. Shillings, immediate past Chairman, NBA, Ikorodu Branch as Chief Host while the Guest Speaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson, Member, Federal House of Reps, Ikorodu Federal Constituency, was ably represented by the DG of his political organization, Mayor Deen Sanwoola.
The judges for this year were Mike Odiaka of Legendary Gold; Ojo Martins, MD, Mannerism Communications & proprietor, Nigerian Comedy Club; Richy Young Manny of DR Contortionists and delectable Yoruba actor, Sheyi Ashekun.
The project which is the brainchild of Fanafillit Integrated Concepts enjoyed the massive support of leading telecommunication company, Airtel Nigeria.
Also supporting were SLOT Systems Ltd, Intercontinental Distillers Ltd, Legendary Gold Ltd, G & M Laundry, GON Ltd, 226 Makeovers, Creative Catwalk Academy, Uptown Beauty World (Official Beauty Partners), Nikimore Decorations Ltd (Official Decors Partners), Benign Beeths Concepts (Official Catering Partners), Owambe Clothings (Official Clothing Partners), Arabell Bizconnect (Official Liaison Partners), Shoots Perspectives (Official Audio-visual Partners), Stoja ICT (Official ICT Partners), Kingscourt Events (Official Facility Partners), D’Jos Hotel (Official Hotel Partners), Demal Associates, Befitting Haircut Company, etc.
Media support came from Encomium, E24-7 Magazine, The Sun Newspapers, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Acada Xtra Magazine, The Impact Newspaper, Oriwu Sun Newspaper, Ikorodu News, Sahara Weekly Magazine, Waves Plus Magazine, Galaxy TV, Glide Global TV, Hottestgistsinnaija, Helen Events Blogs, MyEMag, Kinggsblog and Lagos Comedy News.
The event which was anchored by the duo of MC Abulo and Kemi Arewa eventually saw the following contestants emerging over-all winners:
MUSIC- Boluwatife Amogbe (1st), Damilola Emmanuel (2nd), Omofolarin Fadaini (3rd); DANCE- Adejoke Adeyemi (1st), Hannah Cletus (2nd), Sunday Ogbonna (3rd); COMEDY- Prosper Ogidi (1st), Ademosu Ayodeji (2nd), Igudia Gabriel (3rd); MODELLING- Ibukun Benson (1st), Mabel Paul (2nd) and Omolola Adebayo (3rd). Here are some photos taken on that day…
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