Unicyclists shine at Lagos Grows Talents
After a keenly contested battle, which saw talents compete for the big prize, the Unicyclists, a group of skillful cyclists, have emerged winner of Lagos Grows Talent 2018. The just concluded competition saw the three talented individuals with the ultimate cash prize.
The Unicyclists clinched the top prize of 1 Million Naira, the first runner-up, Brighttizzy who dazzled with his rap went away with 500 thousand naira, while the second runner-up, Johnkay, rap group will walk away with 250 thousand naira only.
Lagos Grows Talents, the talent scouting competition of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led Lagos State, had toured numerous cities across the states, giving opportunities for thousands of young people to showcase their skills with the opportunity of winning financial prizes, performance platforms, and other consolatory prizes.
The audition for Lagos Grows Talents witnessed thousands of individuals troop in en mass to showcase their various talents at the biggest talent show organised by the Lagos State Government.
The grand finale took place at the One Lagos Fiesta on December 31, 2018, which culminated into the New Year. The three winners scaled through auditions and different stages to clinch the top prizes after satisfying all requirements and got the most votes from the audience and judges alike.
The project is an initiative of the Lagos State Government as part of the activities of the yearly, One Lagos Fiesta. This is where talents are sourced and given a platform to showcase themselves across different areas in Lagos State such as Epe, Ikorodu, Agege, Lagos Island, Badagry, and Ikeja. Winners are selected across these districts for a final performance and selection at the finale where the top winners are announced.
The joy and excitement of the group could not be contained when their name was announced as the winner and invited to the stage to get their cheque. The Unicyclists are a bunch of kids, who have mastered the art of cycling. They continuously thrilled the audience and judges all through the stages until they clinched the top prize.
The winners expressed gratitude to Lagos State Government and particularly the art-loving Governor of the State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for birthing such a noble idea which not only provided them with a platform to showcase their talents to millions of people but also reward them financially.