The Managing Director, Rite Foods Nigeria Limited, Mr Seleem Adegunwa, says many musical idols will still emerge in the country, as the nation has abundant talents in music, comedy and other creative endeavours.
He said this in Lagos while addressing with content drivers and journalists at the maiden edition of Bigi Nigerian Media Idol.
The youthful MD said the company had chosen to be part of the Nigerian idol and had provide platform for talents to be identified and nurtured in various creative endeavours, especially music.
He noted that the company had started off this with content drivers and journalists because they write about music, music stars and they equally do critique of music.
Adegunwa who cited the example of the recent Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy, as putting Nigeria on a global map of recognition through music, said the Rite Foods would ensure many more music sensations and talents were giving platform to thrive and excel.
He said, “But for the best to be discovered and groomed, they have to be given the necessary push. There must be a propelling platform which we believe the Nigerian idol provides.
“For us at Rite Foods Limited , we are committed to the Nigerianess of positive energy, talents in music , creative art and ideapreneurship that will earn Nigeria the international accolades.”
At the Bigi Nigerian Media Idol outing, many of the content drivers and journalists tried out their talent in music by performing before live audience music of their favourite stars.
Ten of them started off, at the end of their first round performance, five dropped. The other five went to the second round, out of which three winners emerged.
Nigerian Tribune Entertainment Editor (Friday Treat), Mr Rotimi Ige emerged as the winner of the maiden edition of the Bigi Nigerian Media Idol. He won cash prize of ₦250,000 and 10 packs of Bigi products.
The first runner up got a cash prize of ₦150,000 while the second -runner up Mr Funso Arogundade, Publisher PM Express laughed to the bank with ₦100,000 and they equally got 10 packs of Bigi products each.
The seven other contestants got ₦50,000 each for their efforts. The judges at the event were showbiz buffs Obi Asika and Thomas Amar-Aigbe popularly known as DJ Sose.