The 40th day in the academy commenced with a workout session handled by the instructor Sani Imonikhe. The session was as rigorous as always but seemed like fun to the contestants as they appeared well settled into it.
The day however seemed to be all about the arts for the contestants as they were paid a visit by Lemi Ghariokwu, an album art design specialist. He told the contestants that talent is not all what the contestants need to thrive in the music industry of today but that it was necessary for them to find out who they truly are. He went on to say they have to sharpen their skills while keeping it at the back of their mind that hard work does not kill but pays off well.
The session with the visual artist was an enlightening as he told the contestants his story from grass to grace. The art expert has designed over two thousand album covers for an endless list of A-list artist in the music industry including African and foreign artists. Some of his clients include the late Afro beats legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Raggae legend-Bob Marley, E. T. Mensah, Osita Osadebe, Gilles Peterson and Antibalas. He gave the contestants a slight peak of his time with Fela as a member of his inner circle.
Furthermore, he reminded the contestants the importance of staying humble, saying that good character and goodwill from the society are things that help an artist survive irrespective of the numbers of competitors he may have. He went on further to tell the contestants he was an art collector and then showed them some of his immense collection of art works and artefacts which he garnered over his career with some as old as 42 years.