A talent hunt show, ‘Big Dreams Nigeria’, geared towards discovering
and developing young talents in acting, music and stand-up comedy
across Nigeria, is set to debut.
Reports say that Mr Kingsley Amafibe, Project Director of the Big Dream
Nigeria Talent Show, stated this on Wednesday at a pre-event
interactive session in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
According to Amafibe, registration for participation is free, as the
initiative is to offer talented and passionate youths a platform to express
themselves and be discovered in the creative industry, thereby reducing
“Registration will be opened on November 10, for our budding
talents in music, acting and comedy nationwide to participate.
“We shall hold auditions in 11 states, including the FCT, Lagos,
Jos, Benin, Kaduna, Enugu and Calabar, among other cities
“A total number of 45 youths, 15 each for acting, music and
comedy categories, will be selected for the grand finale in
Lagos,” he said.
The Project Director further explained that the 45 selected young talents
will be camped for mentoring and training for five weeks, as they
compete for the grand prize.
He added that while in camp, professional filmmakers, artistes and other
stakeholders will train and share experiences with the young and at the
end, movies and music produced by them will be screened.
According to him, the 45 contestants will be reduced on a weekly
eviction process, and then the last three persons standing will be
announced as winners on May 10, 2020.
“The three contestants who make it to the finale will be
awarded N2 million each to enable them build a career in their
area of choice in the entertainment industry.
“This is in line with the essence of the project, to create job for
young people in the entertainment industry, thereby reducing
the number of unemployed Nigerians, and ultimately make
them employers of labour .”
He noted that the project was being organised in collaboration with
relevant showbiz promoters, organisations and key industry players.
Mr Uzee Usman, a filmmaker and member of the organising team, said
talented youths discovered from the programme will be given acting
roles in Nollywood films.
Other members of the team, Mr Tunde Tdot of the popular Styl-Plus
music group, and the veteran stand-up comedian Shortcut, said they
would provide mentoring opportunities for talents to be discovered from