Winner of I Go Dye’s talent hunt emerges, wins N2M, new car
The grand finale winner has emerged in the I Go Dye’s Delta State talent hunt tagged “Sorting Out Raw Talents (SORT)’ under his Francis Agoda Path of Honour (FAPOH) initiative designed to create social support, advance youths resourcefulness, civic responsibility, promote peace, acknowledge leadership qualities, promote artistic works and curb youths’ restiveness.
The winner, Ezeh Godstime, who coincidentally won the Asaba audition of the competition walked home with the sum of 2 million naira and a brand new 2019 Hyundai Accent sedan. The highly contested event had nine contestants slugging it out with one another for the grand finale star prize. A music sensation who held the crowd spellbound with his vocals, Efetobore was announced the first runner up and won a cash prize of 1.5 million naira while a musical group known as Rhythm Melody emerged as the second runner up and they went home with the sum of 1 million naira.
The keenly contested grand finale which held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 was presided over by A-list entertainers as judges. Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba was one of the judges which include comedian Ay; show promoter and A Night of a Thousand Laughs producer, Opa Williams; music producer, Nas T and OAP Monique.
The highpoint of the event was the entry of Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who despite his busy schedule was still able to make it to the event. The governor in his speech thanked I go Dye for the initiative and encouraged the youths to harness their talents. He told the audience that he would be looking forward to having another edition of Project SORT come next year. He promised to support the programme with all he can and was impressed with the organization of the talent hunt. The number one citizen of Delta State, took time to shake hands with the contestants and charged them to be a worthy ambassador of the State and their families.
It will be recalled that FAPOH Delta Talent and Brain Ambassador Project ‘SORT’ kicked off in Warri with comedian Douglas Oghenekar winning the audition and N500,000 and also became the Delta Talent and Brain Project SORT Warri Ambassador. The event was held in Wellington Hotel Warri, on February 13th. On February 21st, Royal Courtyard Hotel, Agbor, hosted the audition which was won by a young musical act Blessing Edeyibo. Faze presented the N500, 000 cheque to the winner who also became Delta Talent and Brain Project SORT Agbor Ambassador. Ezeh Godstime, a comedian and the eventual winner of FAPOH Delta Talent and Brain Ambassador won the Asaba edition on February 28th, at Nelrose Hotel, also winning the N500,00 for the Asaba edition before going on to win the grand finale which has a star prize of 2 million naira and a brand new 2019 Hyundai Accent sedan
FAPOH is an initiative of a Amb. Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, a social crusader, writer, public analyst, comedian of international repute, a seasoned advocate of social justice; a peace ambassador that has inspired and motivated the creative endowments in the youths, whose brand I Go Dye is acknowledged to be one of the most impactful structures that have revolutionized the present day comedy industry in Nigeria.