Six students from three tertiary institutions in Ogun State will slug it out in Abeokuta on Thursday, May 29, at the finals of the on-going One Mic Tour, a music talent-hunt sponsored by leading telecom service provider, Airtel Nigeria.
The students emerged victorious after scaling through a series of auditions which involved about 100 talented students from The Bells University Otta, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY).
The finalists are Christian ’Dakris’ Olamide, a Year Two Computer Science student and Omoniyi Temidayo whose stage name is Zlatan Ibile, an ND 1 Business Administration student from MAPOLY, as well as Adegoke ‘Tmax 9’ Adebanjo and Koleowo Adebayo aka Rossady, both Engineering students of The Bells University.
The duo of Lasisi Mabayoje aka Ajanaku and Adebiyi ‘Liltorn’ Jubril, students of the Department of Animal Production and Health of FUNAAB make up the list of finalists.
The finals is billed to hold at OK Events Centre, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta and the lucky winner of the competition will be rewarded with a brand new KIA Picanto as well as a recording contract with ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes.
One Mic, which commenced on May 5, 2014, is aimed at discovering and promoting musical talents from tertiary institutions in Nigeria, with Ogun state being the debut location. The preliminary stages which had taken the state by storm over the last three weeks has generated great excitement and competitive optimism amongst the youth who are keen on seizing the platform to hone their skills and discover opportunities to achieve their dreams in the entertainment industry.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, described the project as one of the ways which Airtel Nigeria continues to help discover and empower talents in Nigeria. In his words; “the stable of the telco is replete with quality initiatives designed to help Nigerian youths achieve their dreams and aspirations. As an innovative Telco, Airtel remains a trailblazer in helping Nigerian youths to come alive.”
According to him: “four months after the successful completion of the Airtel sponsored Season 2 of the Nigeria’s Got Talent (NGT), the company’s objective towards One Mic is to create additional avenues to uncover and tap the rich talents, creativity and skills of Nigerian youths”.
This initiative is in line the company’s commitment to consistently encourage and empower Nigerian youths to achieve their dreams through various platforms, including music. The second phase of the project is billed to take place in selected tertiary institutions in Lagos, later in the year.