By Amaka Ojo
Winner of the Nigeria’s Got Talent season1 Amarachi Uyanne has set up a talent school for young dancers in Benin City.
Director of Special Projects and Head of Legal Affairs, Optima Media Group, Ugochi Pedro confirmed this to NET during the sixth regional audition which was held in Benin recently.
According to Ugochi Pedro, the academy which caters for talented people was responsible for nurturing some of the amazing performers who participated in the Benin auditions. ‘We are glad and beyond impressed that the season one winner, Amarachi set up a talent school for people here in Benin, which has started giving room for amazing talents like herself as this was made known during the energetic and professional performances of some of these acts during the audition’ she stated.
One of such acts was 4-year-old boy Chidi (little M.I), a student of Amarachi’s dance academy who thrilled judges with his rap skills.
The Benin regionals held at the Excalibur Hotel on Monday, October 21, 2013, also witnessed a massive inflow of diverse talents of various age groups all through the day ranging from dancing to singing, rapping, comedy as well as first time talents such as mathematical wizards and fashion designing.
Next stop for regional auditions is Ibadan on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and finally Lagos will host the final lap on October 26 and 27, 2013.