Wednesday, 3 August 2016

UNLEASH Season V: The final 23





 True to the words of the organizers of the foremost grassroots talents exposition “UNLEASH Your Talents” to make this edition quite a memorable one, the Organizers have released the list of 23 finalists who will make it to the UNLEASH Orientation camp.

 
As against the traditional twenty (Five finalists in each category), this edition eventually list out Twenty-three with the breakdown: Music- 6 finalists, Comedy- 4 finlists, Dance- 6 and 7 in Modelling.


The Coordinator, UNLEASH Season V, Princess Aderoju Ladega, in an official press release said; “our resolve to rebrand and repackage the content and resultant effect of the project UNLEASH Your Talents series led to the delay in selection of the finalists. We had to go through the painstaking process of collating results from the Judges recommendation from stage 1 of the audition, the contestants’ online rating, their behavioral tendencies and finally the scores from the final audition before arriving at this list.”

                             
On why the additional Three as against the traditional Twenty, Princess Ladega stated that “it really was a tough call especially in the Dance, Modelling and Music segment. While collating the results, we just couldn’t afford to entertain any form of sentiment, we tasked ourselves with the sole objective of bringing out the best only on merit and without any form of bias. Also, we discovered one or two of the contestants had their rating at par, forming a tie, hence, we  had to give them the chance to prove their mettle at the camp and finally at the Grand finale.


The list of finalists is as follows:

MUSIC

1.    OLOSUNDE EUNICE TEMITOPE
2.    OKUNADE SUNDAY AYODELE (HOJAY Sunny)
3.    DUROJAIYE WASIU
4.    ANTHONY N. CHRISTOPHER
5.    OGBOLU ONYEKACHI MERCY
6.    AHMED AMEERAH BOLATITO

COMEDY

1.    OYAKALE TEMITOPE
2.    ADEBAYO TOSIN
3.    ALOZIE MATTHEW
4.    FAKUNMOJU SOLOMON AYOBAMI
DANCE

1.    FLEXIBLE TWIST
2.    DANCE 2 FAMILY
3.    ROOTS OF DAVID
4.    FRUITFUL STEPPERS
5.    AKINFOLARIN BUSAYO
6.    IZAH CHRISTIAN

MODELLING

1.    EBHODAGHE BLESSING
2.    AZIAPONO FAITH INIFOME
3.    ATOYEBI AFOLASHADE
4.    UMORU MUBARAK
5.    ADARAMOLA OLUWASEYIFUNMI
6.    AKINOLA OLAMIDE
7.    OBASI STEPHANINE


The #UNLEASHSeasonV camping is scheduled to kick off a week before the Grand finale which is slated to hold  Sunday, 21st of August 2016.

This year edition has the identification leading telecommunication Giant, Airtel Nigeria, as well as the support of leading Mobile devices sales/service company SLOT Nigeria and other private and government establishments such as Intercontinental Distillers, ICare Foundation, Legendary Gold Ltd, G & M Dry Cleaners, Glorious Opportunity, Globatech World Computers, Laspotech, StojaIct and Corsican Brothers. Other supporting brands includes Organization of Party Entertainers of Nigeria (O.P.E.N), Gravido Fashion, DuoSystems, Chess Int’l and Ikorodu Ambassadors, D.O.M.Famong others.