Six promising artistes will slug it out as the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, play host to the final of the 2016 Goldberg Fuji t’o Bam on Friday July 29.
Over 400 young Fuji artistes participated at the various stages of the talent hunt scheme, sponsored by Goldberg, a brand from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc. The contest has been on for two months now.
The six finalists that would compete for the coveted crown of Wura 1 at the event scheduled for Trans Amusement Park are: Shina Akanni; Saheed Ishola; Temitope Ajanni; Kuteyi Sikiru; Alausa Olalekan and Muftau Alabi.
Before this stage, the contenders had participated in the auditions and selection parties held in eight different locations: Sango-Ota, Egbeda, Oyo, Ilesha, Akure, Ado-Ekiti, Ibadan, and Sagamu.
Meanwhile, Emma Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout, Nigerian Breweries Plc, had disclosed that the Goldberg team would pay a courtesy visit on the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, in his palace as part of activities for the final.
According to Agu, Goldberg believes in and celebrates people’s cultures and values.
His words: “As an organisation, the development of our host communities is a priority to us. As part of our efforts towards community development anywhere we operate, Goldberg, in 2012, inaugurated the Fuji t’o Bam initiative because the brand believes that Fuji is a strong socio-connecting factor that reflects the cultural and social life of the Yorubas anywhere they may be.
“Again, we believe Fuji is a vehicle that can engender massive behavioural change in our society, especially among Omo Odua (the Yorubas) and not a catalyst for division, rancour, strife, conflict and violence.”