Nigeria: NGO and Artistes organize talent hunt to curb crime

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Project Alimosho Music Fashion and Award show has in collaboration with some artistes sort the support of the Lagos State Government to use a talent hunt show to reduce the rate of crime.

Speaking on behalf of the non-governmental organization, the Coordinator, Mr Temitope Ogunleye appealed to the state government to support the movement.

He said that youths’ restlessness can be curbed when they are positively engaged in developing their potentials through talent and skills development. It was added that the NGO is a trade event for promoting skills acquisition in fashion design and talents’ exhibition.

The talent hunt is scheduled to hold on August 18 in Egbeda near Lagos and aims to help youths develop their dreams and vision in the creative industry.

“I started the vision to remove the stereotype that is associated Alimosho with only crime and other bad things. There are talented youths in the area that need proper mentoring to showcase Lagos to the world”.

“If they support us, the crime rate will be drastically reduced and this will be good for us and our neighbouring communities.

“We need to showcase Alimosho by promoting the creative minds there,” Ogunleye said.

He urged youths to visit Project Alimosho website http://www.projectalimosho.com to get details on how to be part of its musical talent show.

Essence Okoro, an artist who has benefited from the talent hunt, said she had achieved so much after the last programme.

She said it was during the last programme that Kenny’s Music discovered and promoted her.

Okoro advised youths to take advantage of the opportunity the Alimosho Project would provide to showcase their talents in music, fashion and modelling.