By Tunde Oyekola
His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, is set to engage the youth through musical talent hunt tagged Ojaja 11 Musical Talent Hunt, Concert as part of his youth empowerment agenda.
Ooni’s Director of Media Comrade Moses Olafare and the event’s Project Director, Alhaji Rotimi Osobemekun, disclosed this on Tuesday at a joint press briefing in Ile-Ife.
According to them, the planned first of its kind event, which will have top-notched celebrities and producers in the Nigeria entertainment industry as judges during the auditioning and event day in attendance, will give opportunity to Nigerian youth especially the upcoming and undiscovered talents in Ile-Ife and Yorubaland to showcase their musical talent, network and have fun.
Osobemekun said the event, which has already been handed over to reputable indigenous event company, Nuff Jamz Entertainment for proper planning, will take place in August while the auditioning will commence in May 2016.
He thanked the monach for this gesture which will not only add value to lives of Nigerian youths but will also encourage them to shun all form of anti-societal vices.
“I’m happy and proud to tell you that a reputable indigenous event company known as NUFF JAMZ ENTERTAINMENT is in charge of this yearly event, taking place in August while the auditioning commences in May 2016. Many thanks to our youth-oriented monarch Ooni Adeyeye Enitan, Ojaja II for this gesture which will not only add value to lives of Nigeria youths only but will also see them shun all form of anti-societal vices,” Osobemekun said.
Comrade Olafare described the event as a laudable initiative of the Ooni created for talented youths in the country as part of his commitment to his job creation and youth empowerment agenda, which will also see a winner emerge with a price tag, album recording deal and a brand new car, sponsored by the youth-friendly Oba Ogunwusi.
“This very laudable initiative by His Majesty created for talented youths in the country is part of his commitment to his job creation and youth empowerment agenda. You all will recall that Kabiyesi being a youth himself made a pledge during his coronation which he dedicated to the youth to aggressively and relentlessly work for their upliftment with a view to giving them their place of pride within the Nigerian setting,” Olafare said.