Nigeria’s Got Talent’s eight city pan Nigerian tour came to a stunning end with a massive overflow of talents who stormed the Lagos venue of the final auditions to wrap up Africa’s No 1 talents auditions phase.
The two day talent extravaganza which held on Saturday October 26 and Sunday October 27, attracted thousands of hopefuls with a record-breaking turnout converging at Within the Box studio at Bamako Estate Ojodu, Lagos.
Joining the rappers, comedians, drummers, dancers and singers who thronged the venue were skaters, magicians, contortionists and many more unique talents who waited eagerly on the queue for an opportunity to display their various talents.
In the midst of the colourful crowd that thronged the venue, 13-year-old Korede Odukale Albert stood out effortlessly with his green and gold traditional costume. His confidence diffused through the waiting area as he continued to render melodious notes long before his audition.
The immensely talented 13-year-old student serenaded the judges with his flawless performance of Lagbaja’s ‘Nothing for you’. “I have no fears in this competition as I have always being unique and performed beyond expectation since I learnt how to play the saxophone 3 years ago,” says Koresax.
Korede wasn’t the only one who held the attention of the judges, as 34-year-old, Kemi Famugbole using her local drums to produce traditional beats left everyone reaching for their dancing shoes. The mother of 3 boys explained, “I have an 8 to 6pm job, but drumming is my hobby and I also teach as a dance instructor.”
“Starting the regional auditions, we knew Lagos was going to massive, but we were shocked on getting to the venue to realize that some acts spent the night at the gate due to the environmental sanitation,” said Mrs. Ugochi Pedro, Executive Producer of Special Project and Head of Legal Affairs, Optima Media Group.
“We are extremely pleased to say Lagos brought it all and more for the two days auditions. The next stage is going to be nail biting and all we can do is wait in anticipation,” she assures.
The audition train began in Abuja on October 9, and toured Calabar on October 12th. Port Harcourt, Enugu, Asaba, Benin and Ibadan are October 15, 17, 19, 21 and 23 respectively.
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