Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) plans reward winners of its newly inaugurated talent hunt, Niger Delta Talent Hunt (NIDETH) with a brand-new car, performance trip to Dubai, internship deals and other prizes.
The logo and procedures to participate in the NIDETH aimed at discovering creative Niger Delta youths were unveiled in Port Harcourt yesterday by the NDDC interim administrator, Dr. Effiong Akwa and lead consultant, Harry Song.
At the event, Song, who is a popular songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, said the hunt was designed to discover talented Niger Delta youths in the areas of music, comedy and dance.
He said: “The live auditions will take place in Benin, Edo State on August 6; Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, on August 13 and in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State on August 20 while the grand finale will take place in Port Harcourt on September 1st.
“Interested participants should visit NIDETH website and register with their one-minute video to participate in the live auditioning.
“The winner of the Niger Delta Talent Hunt stands a chance to win a brand-new car, a performance trip to Dubai with Harry Song, an internship deal and other consolation prizes. Other participants will also stand the chance to win a wide varieties of consolation prizes”.
In his remarks, the special adviser on youths to NDDC interim administrator, Udengs Eradiri, said the commission was excited about the programme.
Describing it as a rare opportunity, Eradiri urged youths across the nine states of the region to take advantage of it to pitch their tents in the creative industry.
He said the NDDC under Akwa had been repositioned to roll out empowerment programmes and create opportunities for youths in the region.
The special adviser said: “We are not in short supply of talents in the Niger Delta. The youths are just looking for opportunities to showcase to showcase their talents and the NDDC under Dr. Effiong Akwa, is determine to create these opportunities. There is no doubt that this Niger Delta Talent Hunt will produce superstars in the creative industry.”