Area! Nigeria’s Got Talent goes to the Niger Delta

by Doyin Jaiyesimi

It was the turn of the Niger Delta as the Nigeria’s Got Talent train moved to the cities of Port Harcourt, Warri, and Benin on the 9th, 11th and 13th of August respectively, as auditions for Season 1 of the talent hunt reality TV show continues. Throngs of Nigerians, young and old, showed up at the audition venues to try out for a chance to win the N10 million star prize.

The audition venues were Beverly Hills Hotel, Port Harcourt; the BB Hotel, Warri and  Excalibur Hotel in Benin City, where judges and audiences watched the Got Talent hopefuls exhibit their talent.

The sheer breadth of talents that graced the auditions in all three cities, and the cities visited earlier (Abuja, Enugu, and Calabar) have proven that it made great sense to bring the Got Talent franchise to Nigeria. Amongst the people who came to audition for the show were Guinness World record chasers, physically challenged persons, dancers, acrobats, singers, ball jugglers, magicians, and many other incredible talents.

Next stops for the Nigeria’s Got Talent auditions are the South-Western States of Ibadan (August 16) and Lagos (August 18 and 19). Interested participants can simply log on towww.gottalentnigeria.com and www.airtellive.com or physically register at the auditioning centres to audition in either of the two states.

The show will air on local and cable TV between July and December this year.

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