Dotty Music Foundation, an organisation that mentors and empowers unprivileged but talented youths in realising their musical ambition, has put N1 million at stake during its talent hunt show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mr Derek Odaro, the President/ CEO of the Foundation, stated this at a news conference in Abuja.
According to him, the grand finale of the young talent music show is tagged ‘Youth empowerment through music’ and will hit Abuja city on Nov. 4.
Odaro said the initiative was conceived to give budding talents opportunity to be mentored and launched into limelight as music creators.
” The music industry has created opportunities and contributed to youth employment in Nigeria, preventing them from crimes and providing income to their households.
” It is one of the fastest growing export in Nigeria and we are proud of our youths, who are globally recognized for thier contributions.
” At Dotty Foundation, we empower young , talented Musicians by providing opportunities and support to those who may not have access to resources.
” The youth empowerment through music is happening here in the city of Abuja at the Transorp Hilton.
” This event is designed to showcase unsigned talented youths such as video directors, dancers, content creators, model , DJ, songwriters, guitarists, music producers and others,” he said.
Odaro said that some of the resource persons who would be available to mentor the upcoming artistes were seasoned stakeholders in the industry such as Shina Rambo, Joel Amadi, among others.
He further said “the winner of the event will be signed to my personal record label and receive a cash prize of over N1 million.
“The second runner up will be signed to a music management company, then the third runner up will be given musical equipment from our sponsors.”(NAN) (nannews.ng)
Source: News Agency of Nigeria