The Made In Delta Talent Search Is Not Just A Regular Talent Hunt - Ogus Baba

The Delta State Government Office of the Senior Special Assistant on Talent Development utilizing the Governor, His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa's initiative on Delta Talent Development invited media houses, blogs, and news platforms to the MADE IN DELTA TALENT SEARCH Press Conference which kicked off on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at the office of the Delta Talent Development Hub in Asaba.

The Made In Delta Talent Search Press Conference witnessed the presence of some dignitaries and personalities from distinct news platforms/media houses like The Nation Newspaper, Sun, Vanguard, News Agency, Sahara News, Ultimate Hypermediass, and others to mention, as well as the presence of the Senior Special Assistant Talent Development, Mr. Akpobome Ogude popularly addressed as Ogusbaba, Special Assistant New Media, Mrs. Veronica Gwam, and the Head of Innovations Talent Development Hub, Mr. Kingsley Chukwuemeka King.

Ogusbaba after a quick introduction of himself and his colleagues appreciated the presence of everyone thereafter, thrown light on the upcoming Made In Delta Talent Search. He said the mission of the office of the SSA Talent Development  is to develop, to discover, and to promote which they have been doing since he assumed office in December, 2019. He said they've conducted several events from the Delta Talent Development Summit which took place on March 11th, 2020 at the Dome Event centre. And they've conducted a workshop as well, but The Made in Delta Talent Search is undoubtedly the biggest project.

According to him, The Made In Delta Talent Search is not just a regular talent hunt everyone is conversant with.

Ogusbaba pointed out that Delta State is the home of talents. He said there is a pool of talents in the state and that the governor of the state deem it fit to bring in a young man that has been into the entertainment industry to take charge of the sector.

Ogude said The Made in Delta Talent Search is packaged to discover raw talents and it's tagged 'The Biggest Grassroots Talent Search in Africa' because they are taking it to the street.

"It's not a search that we have prizes for the winners but we have full package to bring up the next generation of stars not just in Delta State. We want to create talents that will compete in the world stage. We want to create talents and discover talents that will come home with a Grammy Award. We have a Grammy Award winner in this generation in the person of Burna Boy and we have a lot of great talents that have rose in the music industry, comedy industry, and the movie industry. So, the Made in Delta Talent Search is focused on discovering, developing, and promoting young talents in the comedy industry, music industry, and also in the film industry. We are taking it to the three senatorial districts in Delta State and the Capital which is Asaba. So, we are going to Agbor on 13th of May. From Agbor, we will move to Ughelli, from Ughelli to Warri before going to Asaba."  He buttressed.

He disclosed that  about 25 participants would be selected in the first finale. After which they would compete among themselves at the grand finale in Asaba where 10 winners would be selected and would be given contracts worth 5 million naira, wardrobe allowance, and a platform for them to exhibit their talents to the world.

He explained that these winners would be nurtured and mentored by a lot of talents assessors, and renowned Delta State celebrities like Bovi, I go dye, Gordons etc., before unveiling them to the world.

He further said the office has reached out to private sectors to collaborate with them because the sector can't work without the support of private sectors and media houses.

He noted that this project is an initiative of the current administration to give the youths privilege to showcase their talents.

"In Talent Development, we always say talents is the new crude because we believe that someday we may run dry of oil but talents will keep striving. We don't just say it, we've been able to prove it that talents is the new crude in the world right now".

Several questions in respect to the Made In Delta Talent Search were thrown by different media personalities to the organizers and they were cleverly answered by Ogusbaba,  and his colleagues.

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By Bliss Anthony

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