Tuesday, 24 May 2016

UNLEASH Your Talents Season V debuts with new ideas





Friday, the 20th of May marked the official unveiling of the fifth edition of the foremost annual grassroots talents exposition UNLEASH Your Talents.

The project which has recorded four successive editions primarily from Ikorodu division of Lagos State is a grassroots youth re-orientation programme designed for discovery of talents as well as to serve as platform for promotion of discovered budding talents in the entertainment sector of Lagos State.

Giving the opening speech at the epochal event, the Operations Leader of Fanafillit Integrated Concepts (organizers), Mr. Sola Adeleke stated that this year edition is posed to be a progressive turn around for the project which has recorded huge success over the years in touching lives of youths in Ikorodu division.  He explained further in his words that “UNLEASH as a grassroots talent exposition is not just all about fanfare but the end-result of taking to the next level the discovered talents from the exposition, with the ultimate aim of keeping them on track towards the actualization of their vision and passion.”

                           

Speaking at the Official flag off/Media briefing for this year edition, the Acting Coordinator, Princess Aderoju Ladega (Founder, Never Say Never Foundation) highlighted the rationale behind the consistency of Organizers in sustenance of the noble initiative. Aderoju in her words assured that this particular edition would not only be a major success in terms of participation but go a long way in meeting up with the needs and passion of youths who have the strong passion for making a difference in the entertainment sector of the Centre of Excellence and the nation by extension.

In attendance at the Official flag were notable personalities in Ikorodu division who includes Mayor Deen Sanwoola, {CEO, Something Else Recreation centre and DG, I care Foundation) who also represented I Care Foundation, a pet project of Hon. Babajimi Benson, the Federal House of Representative member representing Ikorodu division.

Speaking at the august occasion, Mayor Deen enjoined all well meaning personalities in Ikorodu division and Lagos State by extension to rally round the organizers of the noble initiative and ensure its sustenance. He further stated that the outcome of the fourth edition spurred the I Care Foundation to identify with the project, having realized that it’s a concept which has a goal of positively impacting on lives. He said further that, “we at I Care foundation are ready to ingest all that it requires to ensure that this edition is not only a success, but a significantly point of reference and template for other projects such as this.”

Also in attendance were Bashir Oluwakemi Hassan (CEO, Suave Records) who also represented Eroz Place and Rhoda Youth Centre who are the Official Chops Providers and Audio-visual Supports for the project respectively; the MD of NETBOSS Ltd, Mr. Femi Ogunbanke; Mr. Larry Ologbosere, CEO of Creative catwalk Academy; Mr. Olabode, CEO of Covenant Music Institute; and representatives of 226 Makeovers and Corsican Brothers.

The project Initiator, Mr. Olubode Oserinde while giving his thank you speech also assured that this year edition s posed to take the initiative a notch higher. This, according to him, explains the tagline of “…the movement edition.”

                            

The initiator in his word stated that, “this edition is going to serve as a launch-pad for the coverage of entire Lagos State (from next edition). And that is why we have the identification of the Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development whose Honorable Commissioner had assured us of her presence at the Grand finale holding in August.” Speaking further, he said, “To entrench further our vision and make it stronger, we have introduced a new scheme into the project called MIME- Mentors’ Inspirational Moments for Empowerment. MIME is a scheme that will see to winners and 1st runners-up of each segment of the project being adopted for mentorship by veterans in the industry. The veterans we had approached and who already assured us of their identification with the project and presence at the Grand finale includes, the King of Comedy, Ali Baba, Omo Oba Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st, Hilary Jackson, Lexy Mojo Eyes and a host of others.”

This year edition of the project is thrown open for interested youths between ages 15 to 30 to register.

Interested participants are to either REGISTER online www.unleashyourtalents.com.ng or SMS REG/Names/Category/Age/Address/ to 08028165620 or 08126656206 E.g. REG/John Abdul/Dance/16/14, Kareem Street, Ori-Okuta Agric Ikorodu to 08028165620 or 08126656206. Applicants would receive confirmation of their registration code with audition details via SMS within 24-hours of registration.

Auditions are t hold at four major locations within Ikorodu division namely, D’Jos Hotel, Ijede; Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat; Something Else, Ikorodu; and Youths Centre, Igbogbo.  The outcome of the auditions would see to selection of five (5) Most Outstanding Talents each in Music, Dance, Comedy and Modelling for the next stage which is UNLEASH Orientation camp.

UNLEASH Season V which promises to enjoy the massive support of the nation’s leading telecommunication Giant, Airtel Nigeria, is also geared to enjoy the support and identification of other private and government establishments such as Intercontinental Distillers, PZ Cussons, SLOT Nigeria, I Care Foundation, Legendary Gold Ltd, G & M Dry Cleaners, Onward Movement, Glorious Opportunity, Globatech World Computers, Laspotech and Corsican Brothers.


Official partners for UYT Season V include:

Eroz Place (Official Chops Partners); Beeth Events (Official Catering Partners), Nikimore Ltd (Official Decorations Partners); 226 Makeovers (Official Makeover Partners); Five Star Beauty Parlor (Official Hair Partners); Owambe Group (Official Clothing Partners); Dicxon Apparels (Official Branding Partners); NETBOSS Services (Official IT Partners); D’Jos Hotel (Official Hotel Partners); Covenant Music Institutes (Official Music Directors); Rhoda Youth Centre (Official Audio-visual Partners); Kingscourt Events Centre (Official Events Hall Partners); DJ Tonyz Da Blastmaster (Official DJ) and UPTOWN Beauty World.

UNLEASH Season IV: Media Partners

Yes Int’l Magazine, Encomium Magazine, ICON Magazine, Acada Xtra Magazine, The Impact Newspaper, HipTv, Owanbe Magazine, Sahara Weekly Magazine, Kosofe News, E-247 Magazine,  Waves Pictures Affairs, TopNaija Music, Moreklue Group, Root Tv, Digital Interactive Image, and a host of blogs like Mike Angelo News, The Eagle Online, Hottestgistsinnaija, CKN News, Helen Events Blogs, Kingsblog, MetroNews, Nosingnews, Naijanewsrave, Unilag Coke, Proudly Mumu, Howfa9ja, Southwest Reporters, Blackbox Nigeria, Kaybaba.com, SSMG Promotions, Omo Naija Blog, and Doyen Pictures & Communications
Further enquiries could be made through:

08028165620, 08027201004, 08022837357
FANAFILLIT bbm PIN: 26a8a51a

BENUE @40: MONICA OGAH, ALI BABA, 40 OTHERS TO BE UNVEILED AS HEROES





The much talked about “CELEBRATE BENUE HEROES” a cultural and tourism development programmed aimed at unfolding all the tourism potential of Benue state to the whole world is expected to begin on the 30th of June 2016 with a world press conference in Makurdi the state capital. 
Celebrate Benue Heroes is part of the many program line up as part of event to mark the 40th birthday of the state created in 1976. 2011 MTN Project Fame Winner, Monica Ogah, Nigeria Popular Comedian Alli Baba and the 40 Tiivs is expected to be Unveils among others as Faces of Benue Heroes. The main event comes up in October this year.

                                       
According to the organizer of the event Ontrade Solid Concept Limited, the Programme is aim as celebrating the social cultural and huge Tourism Potential of the Food Basket state of the nation for investors to see good reasons on what they will benefit if they invest in Benue state. In a chat with the press, the principal consultant of Ontrade Solid concept Limited, Sanny Ogenyi, who highlighted the various programme lined up for the 40 years anniversary said, the wife of the state governor, Her Excellency, Mrs. Ortom, Monica Ogah, Alli Baba and the 40 tiivs will be among the faces of Benue Hero at the main event coming up in October, while some other notable Benue indigenes who have done exceedingly well in their areas of specialization will also be honored. 

Ogenyi said the celebration will begin with a world press conference coming up on the 30th of June 2016 and nominations for Benue Hero Award. A business conference and launching of Benue State art gallery will hold. There will be Benue Day featuring ethnic groups in and out of Benue State; The Benue Hero Award which will serve as the grand finale at the Benue Hotel, Makurdi.