ANAMBRA State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has restated of his administration commitment toward fighting insecurity among youths by being passionate about their talents and wellbeing.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, stated this during the unveiling of 2022 Anambra Prince and Princess Talent Quest, held in Awka, and presented through Smart Mega City Entertainment Anambra, in collaboration with the Ministry of Indeginious Art Diaspora Culture and Tourism, Anambra State.
The governor emphasised that the affairs of the youth is inclusive in the his administration’s plans, adding that this present government is working towards discovering, nurturing and harnessing young talents in the state.
Dr Ibezim, who received an award of excellence, called King of the Streets, said Anambra will soon be the home of entertainment in Africa and as such, more opportunities will be created for ndi Anambra to showcase their talent.
Managing Director of Smart Mega City Entertainment, Prince Obinna Okeobasi, and MD Rose Life, Dr Nnamdi Okechukwu, commended the state government for taking such steps by making Anambra center of attraction in entertainment. They said this is the first of its kind and it is a good plus to the present administration.
They explained that the state is fovoured with youths enveloped with talents and by initiating this platform, their dreams will be actualised and youths will be pulled out of the street to avoid crimes among others.
According to Okeobasi, the main audition for the 2022 Anambra Prince and Princess Talent Quest comes up on the October 29, 2022, and the grand finale on the October 30, 2022.
The programme started with a rap battle of seven contestants with Ifeanyichukwu Moses (Incredible M), who won the contest appreciated the state government for providing such an opportunity for young people to showcase their talents and called on the government to be organising such programmes with clearly defined goals to nurture, train and manage young talents.
The event had in attendance, Commissioner for Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr Don Onyenji, dignitaries, stakeholders, youths, among others who came to witness the activities which includes music, dance, comedy, among others.