A new talent competition sponsored by African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) was on Monday launched in Lagos.
The nationwide talent hunt seeks to “discover and expose raw talents” in singing, dancing and acting.
Tagged ‘Unleash Your Talent,’ auditions will take place in Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Nasarawa, Ibadan/Ekiti, Bauchi and Kaduna.
The zonal auditions will take place between August 17-19.
Three winners will emerge from each zone and will compete at the grand finale in Port Harcourt, Rivers state in September.
The winners at the grand finale in each category of singing, dancing and acting will win contracts of one million naira plus cash prizes.
They will also be taken to New York, US, for the United Nations general assembly summit.
The first and second runners-up will get contracts worth millions as well as cash prizes.
“At the grand finale in Port Harcourt, we look forward to hosting a successful event that will give our teeming youths a chance to celebrate life and enjoy it to the fullest,” said Noah Dallaji, president ACTDF, at a press conference to launch the talent show.
“We shall hopefully be in the United States come September to depict the tourism sector in Nigeria through our various slated side events and general meetings.
“Just as we go round scouting for talents and helping them earn a living we also believe that harnessing these human resources could help improve tourism.”
ACTD, a non-governmental organisation established in 2008, has for several years undertaken community projects and granted educational scholarships to young Nigerians.
Lilian Esoro, Tonto Dikeh, Faze, Kate Henshaw, Ejike Asiegbu, Alex Usifo and Sound Sultan are some of the celebrity ambassadors of ACTD