THE Auditions for the first edition of the Enugu Got Talent show, a talent hunt show duly sponsored by the Deputy Minority leader, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has ended, yesterday, Saturday 14th November, 2020, UGAMATV reports.
UGAMATV had earlier reported that the lawmaker, Okechukwu had once again, taken to investment into human capital development, especially in harnessing the God-given talents in the youths of his constituency, by sponsoring a fully funded Musical talent show.
This is to encourage these youths towards embracing an honourable source of livelihood, also to direct them towards embracing their affinity and passion for the creative industry.
The Auditions however starred several untapped, raw talents embedded in the youths, both with or without Enugu origin.
One CHUKWUDI CHUKWUDINMA “DON CHUDI”, who has practiced Hip-hop for about fifteen years, laid emphasis on the need for talented upcoming artists to inculcate the habit of embracing a particular genre of music, while envisaging stardom.
CHARLES CHUKWEMEKA “CAPACINO”,also intimated UGAMATV that the auditions were being given to them Free of any charge, he however said that the organizers had initially warned the artists that it is an issue of fraud if anyone demands for any form of payment as pertains the Enugu Got Talent show.
The auditions duly organized by UGAMATV in collaboration with CENTURY RECORDS, is aimed at fishing the best of the Musical talents embedded in the Awgu, Aninri, Oji river Federal constituency and Enugu state by extension.
It however experienced the appearance of veteran artists of Nigerian Music industry, the likes of Mr Raw AKA Nigga Raw, Paulino the “Qualified Doctor” singer, J-Money music, an Urban Gospel artists, Don Colonel a Renowned Music Producer, as well as others whom served in the capacity of Judges.
“Nigga Raw” had expressed his gratitude during an exclusive Interview with UGAMATV, towards the performance of the up and coming artists, that performed live in the just concluded Auditions.
In his words, as a Judge of the show, he stated categorically that Enugu has always been a base of untapped fantastic talents, he is however grateful for such a platform for growth and grooming for such artists.
“Music can be used to inform, entertain and teach, I am very impressed to see that several youths are learning to embrace their talents, I however, tell whoever wins this show to not adopt the habit of laxity towards his career growth, as his talent might have brought him thus far but it takes hardwork and grace to go farther”,
“I also encourage those who might not win to work harder and continues trying, as quitting only means running from one’s dreams and goals, strive to triumph”, he admonished the artists.
Paulino, the “Qualified Doctor” singer, also communicated his heartfelt pleasure towards such a platform, designed to encourage and support the dreams of these young talents.
In his terms, he said, “If only we had such encouraging and mentoring avenues during our days of little beginnings, we could have been better and made better music, as such, these artists should count themselves lucky to have been involved in this”.
However, he advised on the need for utmost preparations in the parts of the artists, as it will be a shame for them to get on stage without giving a substantial and worth-the-while Performance.
Otunba lyrics, the Anchor of the event from Enugu’s Dream FM, also commended the great Vision bearer of this initiative, he however reiterated the immense importance of preparedness in the show-biz, as No one knows where he could encounter the person whom could aid in kick-starting a great Musical Career.
Subsequently, Hon. Tochukwu Chukwu, the Chief Executive Officer of UGAMATV and Cent-Records, as well as the Convener and Chief organizer of the event, appreciated the great Sponsorship from the Desk of the Lawmaker, Okechukwu, stating that these artists will be eternally grateful for such a platform.
He then stated that the twenty persons that will be chosen from the auditions will be mentored, taught, Groomed and sponsored till the date of the Grand Finale, after which there is a possibility of Signing into Cent-Records, all in a bid to foster a great Musical Career.
The show was judged based on appearance, delivery, content/lyrics as well as presentation and discipline as regards to obedience to stipulated rules and regulations.