The finals of the maiden edition of the talent hunt show by African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, ‘Unleash Your Talent,’ will take place on Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The show seeks to discover children, who are talented in singing, dancing and acting. President of the foundation, Engr. Nuhu Dallaji, said the first prize-winner would win a contract worth N1 million, including an all-expense paid trip to New York for the United Nations summit, among others.
According to Dallaji, the event is cued into this year’s United Nations’ General Assembly Summit, which is tagged the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. “We shall hopefully be in the United States in September to depict the potentials in the youths and practically show how it could be used to drive the tourism sector in Nigeria through our various side events and general meetings,” he said.
Three contestants were selected from each state and three winners from the three categories from the zonal auditions, which held in Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Nasarawa, Ibadan/Ekiti, Bauchi and Kaduna, will emerge, taking home the grand prize of N1 million contract deal with prospective producers in their fields and a trip to the United States.
Dallaji noted, “We have worked to empower the downtrodden and today we are graded UN Grade C status as it relates to NGOs.