Popular Nigerian musicians Olamide Small Doctor, Humblesmith, Pasuma, Salawa Abeni, Ras Kimono, Saheed Osupa and Pasuma are set to usher in the New Year with top notch performances.
Lagos has announced a talent hunt as the state begins an eight-day fiesta that would usher residents into the new year of 2018.
Officials of the state including information commissioner Steve Ayorinde and Aramide Giwanson, the special adviser on tourism, arts and culture, confirmed this at a press conference on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Giwanson said the winner of the talent hunt will get N150,000 and a possible placement with a record label if he is a singer. The special adviser said the first runner up would get N100,000 while the second runner up would get N50,000.
“The audition for this programme starts from Tuesday, December 19 to Thursday, December 21, 2017 in all the five divisions of the state. The two finalists that will emerge from each division will compete during the One Lagos Fiesta.”
She added that talents would be hunted in areas like music, comedy, dance and creative exploits. “If anyone is talented in any of these areas and looking for a platform to showcase his/her skills and begin a rewarding journey to stardom, then One Lagos Fiesta is the platforms such individuals need.”
Also, over 100 artistes cutting across all genres are expected to perform at the eight-day event. Accordingly, some of the artistes expected to perform include Olamide, Sunny Ade, Humble Smith, Small Doctor, Adewale Ayuba, Salawa Abeni, Ras Kimono, Osupa and Pasuma.
According to Giwanson, the main goal of the event is to turn the divisions into tourist destinations with 40 concerts altogether across the locations. Apart from this, the event is an opportunity to boost local economy and help local vendors and investors sell their products.
She also added that this year’s event would accommodate children with games. The government also assured of adequate security throughout the event.