A contestant at the ongoing The Stage Season Two Talent Hunt competition organised by Rex Mafiana in Lagos, Miss Ifunanya Osakwe, has commended the organisers for their foresight in initiating the talent hunt platform.
Miss Osakwe, whose stage name in the competition is Cleopatra, described the The Stage Season Two Talent Hunt competition which comprises singing, dancing, instrumental and drama as a platform that is out to seek hidden talents and promote them in the entertainment industry.
Miss Osakwe, who stated this in a chat, hinted that The Stage Season Two Talent Hunt competition is one of the few genuine platforms in Nigeria that have seen the need to help people who have talents in various entertainment fields.
“The Stage is a talent hunt competition that is sponsored by Konnector. This platform is out to recruit talents that have been neglected for a long time in Nigeria.
“I will like to appreciate Mr. Rex Mafiana, an indigene of Ubulu-Okiti, Delta State who is the Chief Executive Officer of Konnector, the company in charge of the competition for seeing the need to initiate and sponsor The Stage Talent Hunt competition which has enlightened and encouraged the youths to follow their talents via the programme.
“The Stage Season Two Talent Hunt competition as organised by the Konnector is unique because it is equivalent to THE FOUR that brought Rihanna to musical limelight; just as THE FOUR Talent Hunt competition is, so also, is the American X-Factor and the American Idol that has brought together different types of talents such as singers, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists among others.
“As a participant, I must say that The Stage has encouraged and promoted various talents in this year’s season. For the Season Two competition, which started December 2019, we were about 12,000 contestants that registered for it and the registration was free
“We went through the audition stage, the role model stage, the talent stage, the fans stage and right now we are presently on the fame camp stage. The fame camp stage is physical and will be performed on stage.
“It will also be aired on either Hip TV, African Magic or Sound City. However, throughout the several stages of the competition, the organisers have been transparent and the competition so far has been well organized by the Head Organizer, Master Kingsley Bassey.
“Though, I didn’t make the last 20 contestants that qualified for the last stage, I am proud and thankful to the organisers of The Stage for their commitment and transparency in the competition.
“Also, The Stage has provided avenues for job creation for those contestants who did not make it to the final stage. It is commendable of them and I am calling on other well meaning members of our society to emulate the organisers of this competition”, she said