Ariya Repete: Artistes Express Hope at Ota Selection Concert


Artistes that were selected to the quarter finals in Ota, Ogun state have expressed hope over the next round of the talent hunt competition at the selection competition held on May 12, 2017. The artistes expressed hope of making it to the semi finals as the auditions revealed amazing talents among the contestants.
Five artistes were selected from the 11 contestants that passed through the audition stage in Ota, as two contestants with the same scores in the audition were paired.
Those selected from the Fuji category were Ajani Azeez, Abiodun Oloto, and Ismaila Afefe, while Tayo Adex and Adeniyi Temitope; both Juju artistes qualified to the quarter final stage to compete with winners from other auditions in Akure on June 30, 2017.
An anxious but elated Azeez said “ l am glad that l have made it to the quarter finals, but l l will not rest in my oars to see that l made it to the semi finals, and from there to the grand finale with the hope of being the overall winner. This means l need to enhance my skills to be better prepared.”
Expressing his joy, Afefe affirmed “being selected to compete at the quarter finals shows l have some attributes of a talented artiste but the contestants l have seen, even those not selected shows l need to enhance my skills to qualify for the semi final stage.”
Also, Adex stated “I am optimistic of winning the grand prize but still need to improve my skills.”
Commenting on their performance, the Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Agu who was present at the event said “ l am delighted at the abundance of musical talent in the South West and through Ariya Repete l believe there would be improvement we can discover and nurture some great ones here.”
He said winners from the quarter finals on June 30, will compete at the semi final stage scheduled for July 7th in Abeokuta with the grand finale to hold on July 14, 2017, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Winners in both Fuji and Juju category will each clinch One Million Naira plus a recording deal.

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