*The search will be supported by Ecobank’s affiliates in Cape Verde, Senegal, Cameroon, Lagos, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Angola and Ghana
*Bank states the reason for the exercise
Talent Show or hunt, according to experts, consists of a series of individual performances by amateurs who may be selected for special recognition as performing talent. There are many such organisations offering such opportunities in Nigeria and Ecobank is in partnership with Future Face Africa for such endeavour that can catapult an obscure talented individual to an instant celebrity.
With regard to that, Ecobank Nigeria has entered into a partnership with Future Face of Africa for a new talent search that will be the largest scouting competition Africa has ever seen. Future Face will, according to a statement by the bank, focus on new talents, both male and female, and will attract thousands of candidates within Africa to take part in this extraordinary competition. Selected models will be competing for a chance to win a 2-year international modelling contract with a Top International Modelling agency, as well as a $5,000 USD cash prize, offering hopefuls not just a launchpad for modelling but a career on the world stage.
The Future Face Africa project is being spearheaded by none other than Elizabeth Isiorho, a pioneer in the African modelling industry and the founder of Africa’s biggest modelling agency, Beth Model Management Africa in partnership with Ecobank. Beth Model Management Africa represents over 200 models, more than 50 of whom are placed with top international agencies from around the world. Over the last 16 years, Beth Models has served as an industry pacesetter, helping to launch the careers of dozens of internationally placed models, and has cultivated some of the best talents in the industry.
Now, with Future Face Africa, Elizabeth Isiorho is taking things a step further by expanding her model search to countries across the African continent. Future Face of Africa (aims to discover promising, African talents and give them a pedestal to become supermodels internationally, whilst promoting and developing the modelling industry within Africa. Future Face Africa will be giving opportunities to people from various backgrounds and skin tones, aiming to go beyond the buzzwords of “diversity” and “inclusivity” to create an initiative that truly celebrates the range of beauty that the industry has to offer. FFA will be equipping selected models with the knowledge and skills to achieve international success and to have long-lasting careers in a very competitive industry. For these models, Future Face Africa will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that could change their lives forever.
On why Ecobank decided to partner with the Future Face Africa project, Head Marketing and Corporate Communications, Babajide Sipe said Ecobank is a pan African Bank that always seeks to promote the African culture and heritage. This he said, informed the relationship with The Future Face Africa project, an initiative that will support the promotion of Nigeria’s cultural heritage on the global stage.
“For us it’s not just about banking but also about the pride of the African. Ecobank is supporting the exhibition to showcase the richness of African values, tradition, and creativity. We know that unless we project ourselves, the world won’t protect us. It is normal for us to look for great institutions promoting the African culture with world-class standards. So when we had the opportunity of looking at what is being done here, it came naturally to us that we should work as partners to improve the quality of lifestyles of Africans. We wish to expand “The Future is Bright Message” to the over 20 million customers of the bank and all Africans who are interested in improving their livelihoods, even beyond the shores of the continent. And one way of effectively doing that is to tell our own stories ourselves, especially through Nigerian and African arts and culture, as well as encouraging women to realise their God-given potentials”. He stated.
The search will be supported by Ecobank through its affiliates in Cape Verde, Senegal, Cameroon, Lagos, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Angola and Ghana.
Other Nigerian Talent Shows 2021, according to currentschoolnews are:
“1 MTN Project Fame
As implicit from the name, this talent show is sponsored by MTN, one of the largest telecommunication companies in Nigeria.
The MTN Project Fame is a yearly talent show that provides young people the opportunity to show their talents and get a chance of winning huge prizes.
2 Gulder Ultimate Search
Gulder Ultimate Search is open for graduates and undergraduates in Nigeria. The talent shows help young people to show their strength, endurance, and wisdom. A huge prize awaits the winner of the show.
3 Nigeria’s Got Talent
If you think that you can impress the audience and the judges with your talents, you should consider joining this show. It is aimed at building a creative spirit in young people.
4 Maltina Dance Show
Maltina Dance Show is sponsored by the makers of Maltina which is a popular drink in Nigeria. It is a talent show for people who can dance. It is held on a yearly basis. You can register for the show to get a chance of winning a huge amount of money.
The Star is a talent show for young people who think that they have the voice to produce sweet melodies. The winner can go home with a prize amounting to millions of Naira. Seize this opportunity today in order to become a millionaire.
6 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
This is one of the earliest talent shows in Nigeria. It is aimed at testing the intelligent quotient of the participants. Each participant will be asked 15 questions one after the other.
If you answer all of them correctly, you will win N10 000 000. You gain some money for each question you answer correctly. But if you fail any question, it will be over for you and you may lose some amount from your earning so far.
7 Nigeria Idol
Nigeria Idol is one of the biggest music reality shows in Nigeria. The show is part of the global idol franchise which is a global show. It provides a veritable opportunity for young people talented in music to showcase their music talents.
8 MTN Next Titan
MTN Next Titan talent show is sponsored by MTN. The show is organized for Nigerian young entrepreneurs. In the show, 20 talented young entrepreneurs compete in business-driven tasks.
Lagos which is the most popular city in Nigeria is normally the venue for the task. The competition normally lasts for 13 weeks.
9 Peak Talent Hunt
Peak Talent Hunt is a 13-week talent show organized and sponsored by Peak a well-known maker of liquid and powdered milk.
The talent show provides a platform for young Nigerians that are gifted in music, singing, dancing, and acting to demonstrate what they know best. An amazing price awaits the winner.
YouWin is an acronym for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is organized by the federal government of Nigeria through its ministry of finance, ministry of women affairs and social developments, and ministry of youth development.
It is an annual business plan competition organized for talented young Nigerian entrepreneurs.
X-Factor is a N24m reality TV singing contest sponsored by Glo Mobile one of the dominating telecom companies in Nigeria. The competition has various stages. The winner will go home with a huge amount of money.
12 Gift Talent Hunt Show
This talent show is organizing this special reality show to help young Nigerians that are gifted in entertainment such as music, singing, drama, and dancing to showcase their talents.
13 Freestyle Unplugged Nigeria Music Talent Show
This is a music talent show in which 20 young talented musicians contested for the grand prize. The contestants’ performance will be judged by a panel of judges as well as the audience.
The contestants will produce music during the contest in different genres such as highlife, hip-hop, pop, and reggae.
14 Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent Hunt
Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent hunt is one of the few talents shows in Nigeria that gear towards fishing out talented gospel singers and help them to develop their music skills in order to build a booming music niche.
15 MTN Battle of the Year
MTN Battle of the Year is a break-dance competition aimed at producing the best break-dance group capable of representing Nigeria on the International stage.
16 Next Movie Star
Next Movie Star initiated by Sola Fajobi has as its objective the discovery of young talented movie stars. Popular Nigerian actors and actresses that emerged through this TV Reality Show include Tonto Dike, Portia Yamhan, Annie Macauley, Tamara Eteimo, and many more.
17 Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO)
Amstel Malta Box Office normally abbreviated as AMBO is sponsored by the producer of Amstel Malta, Nigerian Breweries Plc.
This reality TV show aims are helping young Nigeria that is talented in acting to develop their acting skills in order to become superstar actors.
18 Dance 234
Dance 234 is a dance reality TV show presented by Koga Entertainment and supported by a number of businesses and organizations.
This dance TV show showcases all types of dance in Nigeria. The winner of the competition will not only go home with huge prizes but will also get a chance of studying dancing in a professional dance academy outside the country.
19 Harvest of Dance at Theatre Centric Performance
Harvest of Dance is a competitive dancing show established by Theatre Centrik, a Lagos-based company in order to promote and safeguard Nigeria’s culture and tradition. The show aims at showcasing Nigeria’s rich dance cultural heritage to the entire world.
20 Celebrity Takes 2 (CT2)
Celebrity Takes 2 which is aimed at promoting the dancing in Nigeria through creative and inspiring choreography is a creation of the Spirit of David Gospel Dance Company.
The creator of this music show believes that dancing is much more than the moving of the body but also using these complex steps to communicate to the audience.”