His Imperial Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is set to engage youth through musical talent hunt tagged Ojaja II Musical Talent Hunt and Concert.
This was disclosed by Ooni’s director of media Comrade Moses Olafare and the event project director, Alhaji Rotimi Osobemekun in Ile-Ife.
According to them, the planned first of its kind event which will have top-notched celebrities and producers in the Nigeria entertainment industry as judges during the auditioning and the grand finale of the talent hunt.
The event will give opportunity to Nigeria youth especially the upcoming and undiscovered talents in Ile-Ife and Yorubaland to showcase their musical talent, network and have fun.
Osobemekun confirmed the event which has already been handed over to reputable indigenous event company Nuff Jamz Entertainment for proper planning will take place in August. The auditioning will commence in May 2016. He also thanked the monarch for this gesture which will not only add value to lives of Nigeria youths only but will also see them shun all form of anti-societal vices.
Comrade Olafare described the event as a laudable initiative of His Majesty which is created for talented youth in the country as part of his commitment to his job creation and youth empowerment agenda which will also see a winner emerged with a price tag, album recording deal and a brand new car, sponsored by the youth friendly Monarch.
Olafare said: “This very laudable initiative by His Majesty created for talented youths in the country as part of his commitment to his job creation and youth empowerment agenda. You all will recall that Kabiyesi being a youth himself made a pledge during his coronation which he dedicated to the youth to aggressively and relentlessly work for their upliftment with a view to giving them their place of pride within the Nigerian setting.”