Three winners will go home with a deal worth 1million naira at the grand finale of the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) ‘Unleash Your Talent 2017’.
Other winners from three categories- singing, acting and dancing- will also be gifted with cash prizes.
Noah Dallaji, president of ACTDF, said the event is aimed at helping the winners advance their careers in their areas of creativity.
He said: “We have a winner from each of the categories and we are talking of three winners from singing, dance and acting. Each of these winners will follow us to the United States of America for exposure. Each of them will have a contract with regard to their field and they will have someone who will be there to sign them on.”
Dallaji revealed that the grand finale was postponed from its initial date of Friday, September 1 due to the Sallah holidays.
“We’re very much set to have the grand finale in Port Harcourt which would have been this Friday but because of the Sallah holiday, we decided to move it by one week. So everything is set for September 8 when we would have three winners emerge from the three different categories: singing, dancing and acting.”
He said the programme is aimed at developing and discovering talents while integrating the participants into the mainstream of society for nation building.
“Our primary objective is to showcase the talents of young people who are full of sadness because of their hopelessness but here is hope coming their way,” he noted.
Zonal auditions were held in Ibadan, Lagos, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Ekiti and Kaduna leading up to the final event which will take place at the Hub Event Centre, Port Harcourt on Friday, September 8.
Pete Edochie, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Patience Ozokwor (Mama G), Segun Arinze amongst others, are expected to attend the grand finale.
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