More Juju artistes have emerged winners in the ongoing Ariya Repete auditions in Abeokuta at an event that held at the Palace Lounge, Abiola way on Friday, May 5th, 2017.
While previous audition locations have shown Fuji artistes outshining Juju in numbers, more have turned up for Juju thereby making Abeokuta the first city to record more aspiring Juju talents in the 2017 edition of the talent hunt show.
Alhaja Bukola Ahmed, Mayowa Ojo and Esther Iwalewa emerged winners in the Juju category, while Bolomope Saheed and Olajide Muiz occupied the Fuji spot.
Ayodeji John Oke, Regional Trade Marketing Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, commended the winners for their success and charged them to work harder for the next stage of the Yoruba music competition as they would be competing with winners like themselves from other Southwest locations.
He further revealed that Goldberg is using the new platform, ARIYA REPETE to extend its drive to discover new talents in the two indigenous Yoruba music genres; that is, Fuji and Juju music. The move “is in line with its commitment to promote the culture and tradition of the people of South West Nigeria,” he said.
The quarterfinal is slated for June 30th in Akure with winners from Ilorin, Ijebu Ode, Oshogbo, Abeokuta Ado Ekiti and Lagos.
The semi-finals will hold on July 7th in Abeokuta with the grand finale scheduled for July 14th in Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was a night of fun and enjoyment as spectators were entertained to the rhythms of the contestants. Past Fuji T’o Bam winner, Twinzobia and the judges also thrilled the crowd with their collaboration on stage.
The brand also doled out items such as rechargeable fans, bags of rice, Ankara materials etc won through a raffle draw to members of the crowd.
The train moves to Ado Ekiti and Lagos next week to conclude auditions before the concert stages commence. Eventual winners in both Fuji and Juju category will clinch One Million Naira plus a recording deal each.