Okumagba Stages Warri’US Talent Hunt
The show is a platform that will expose the originality of several young talents who have been relegated due to the crudeness of their acts and lack of opportunities. The platform is meant to give such youths the exposure that will propel them onto the big stages around the world.
At a press briefing held on Tuesday at Bluelodge Hotel, Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, the organiser of the show and founder of the famous Autoserve Entertainment Centre in Warri, Mr. Mitaire ‘Mimi’ Okumagba said WARRI’US’ is conceived as a platform to showcase the untapped entertainment resources in the city.
“It is not in doubt that Warri has produced some of the leading entertainers in the country over the years. But I tell you, what you see is less than five per cent of the talents that abound in that city. Warri is a city that has all the tribes present and aspiring to live in harmony. Inside this city, raw entertainment talents abound. As I said earlier, the five per cent we have seen are Ali Baba, I Go Die, Dede Mabiaku, Omawunmi, Gandoki, Harry Song, etc. Yet, there is a crucial 95 percent who are talented but are unable to get to the world stage that are rather turning to crime. It is this largely volatile raw materials that we are poised to harness and present to the world”.
Okumagba stated that the show is also meant to offer employment to the teeming youths in the area who are unemployed, adding, “What we are also offering is not just the show alone; we are providing opportunities for the finalists to be signed onto record labels, movies, big recordings as the case may be. We need corporate organisations to come and see what we are doing here. The government, too, needs to be here to see our unique way of preaching peace, harmony and organisational productivity among the youths.”