For many talented young Nigerians who have dreamt of becoming superstars and aspire to fame and fortune, a new music talent hunt project has been born. The new project, SOO Live The Dream Talent Hunt, is poised to offer Nigerian youngsters within local communities a platform to bring their musical talents to the spotlight, with this first edition targeted at giving life to the aspirations of music-oriented youths from Esan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency of Edo State, Nigeria.
SOO Live The Dream™ Talent Hunt, scheduled to hold from 17th to 20th September, 2015 is the first of its kind in Nigeria, introducing an array of innovations in talent hunt that will give the participants a chance of a lifetime to kick-start their careers.
Powered by Hon. Barr. Sergius Oseasochie Ogun (SOO), the Honourable Member representing Esan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency, and organized by Dihoo Records Ltd, the project aims at identifying budding talents in singing and music production.
Speaking to journalists during a pre-event media parley, Oseasochie said that the objective of the first edition of the SOO Live The Dream is to promote gainful and socially accepted enterprise among the youth population of Esan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency, as well as to jumpstart the careers of music-oriented members within the target population.
“One of the sectors that have really shown some inspiring growth in Nigeria is the entertainment industry, and the youths are the energy behind this sector that not only brings recognition and honour to the country but also adds a lot of value to the economy,” he said.
Speaking further, he noted that one of the promises he made to his constituency is to empower the youths and SOO Live The Dream is one of the platforms that will be used to launch the careers of the next super stars in Nigeria and Africa.
Eligible participants are to pick up free entry forms from any of the designated Form Collection Centers or visit the SOO Live The Dream website at http://soolivethedream.com/ to download the entry form online
The Grand Finale will hold on Saturday 20, September, will see the emergence of the winner of the competition and prize presentations by the initiator of the project, Hon. Sergius Oseasochie Ogun.
Grand Prize winner will clinch a cash prize of N200,000 and an all-encompassing record deal with Dihoo Records, while the 1st and 2nd runner-up will get a promotional contract that would see each of them recording two singles that would be promoted locally along with cash prizes of N150,000 and N100,000 respectively.
This edition is open to persons between the ages of 18 and 30 as long as they are natives of Esan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency of Edo State, Nigeria.