XTRA: Nkiru Sylvanus creates new talent hunt show

Nollywood actress
and The Rochas Foundation Volunteer Corps’ Face of Hope ambassador,
Nkiru Sylvanus, introduced her pet project, ‘I’ve Got Talent’, at a
press briefing on Tuesday.

Speaking at the
briefing, which took place at Planet 1 in Maryland, Lagos, Sylvanus
revealed that ‘I’ve Got Talent’ will be a talent exhibition television
show that will help raise funds for the Rochas Foundation Volunteer
Corps’ campaign against child illiteracy.

“Considering the
importance of education for every nation, and the challenges we face in
getting continuous support and donation, we decided to create different
means of raising funds for the continuous free education of the poor,”
Sylvanus explained. “With ‘I’ve Got Talent’, we will raise funds for
the project as well as empower talented youths for a greater future by
showcasing their talents and giving cash prizes to the winners of the

A winning scenario

She explained that
although the cash prizes for the winners of the show might run into
over ten million naira, the show has been designed to generate enough
to reward winners as well as generate enormous funds for the campaign
against child illiteracy. She also added that giving away cash prizes
to the winners will in turn empower them and put them in a position to
change the lives of the people around them positively. “It is a win-win
situation,” she said.

‘I’ve Got Talent’ will be an eight week-long annual television
reality show which hopes to unearth talented individuals in different
fields including acting, singing, instrument playing, dancing, arts,
fashion designing and more. Grand prizes of $50,000, $20,000, $10,000,
$5,000 and $2,000 will go to the top five winners, and other
participants will each receive a N30,000 consolation prize.