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Surulere Got Talent Season 3 Will Be a December to Remember – Bisi Davids

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Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids is the creative mind behind Surulere Got Talent, now in its 3rd season. We visited him in his office and had a conversation with him about his idea.

He’s determined to go to any length to help discover the best talents in Surulere and bring them fame.

Please, Sir, introduce yourself

My name is Bisi Onadipe Davids

Tell us about your background

Okay! I have been in Surulere for a long time. I was in the University of Ibadan briefly, and then I came to the University of Lagos to study sociology and anthropology and later did Social Enterprise in UniLag. I have also done a couple of other programs concerning empowerment and also skills acquisition because I believe so much in learning new things on a daily basis.

I also believe in being relevant to society which is where the ideology of adding value, transforming lives and creating platforms from the grassroots originated. I believe God has given everyone a level of talent one way or the other. So,  when you discover this talent it’s enough to get you to wherever you are going.

Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids, Surulere Gat Talent
Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids, Creator of Surulere Got Talent

Tell us about Surulere Got Talent

Surulere Got Talent started in 2014. It was brought out of the passion for young people because that is how we started. I believe that every young person has a gift from God. Surulere in my own estimation is the center and the hub of entertainment and gifted people.

For example, when we had the first edition in 2014, the first civilian governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande is from Surulere so we gave him a lifetime achievement award. We recognized him as the most formidable transformer governor in the whole of the western region. Another great transformation of Lagos state happened under someone from Surulere in the person of Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).

We have different icons that came from Surulere in the entertainment and banking industry, among other industries. When it comes to entertainment, that list is endless. Surulere is such a phenomenal place in that we have a lot of young talents that are yet to be discovered. Therefore, we have the Surulere Got Talent Five Cardinal Creed- the Search, Discovery, Empowerment, the Glory, and the Giving Back.

The Search is when we look for the young ones; we search for the undiscovered, untapped talent, here we have the auditions. The Empowerment– here we go through a bit of grooming and advice from a role model. The Glory is at the grand finale where you have gone through auditions and qualified; finalists come to the grand finale and they are showcased. The Giving Back is when we talk about Surulere Got Talent/Hall of Fame recognition awards and recognize the heroes of Surulere.

It is a two in one event, where we discover the fresh ones and also reward the already discovered and established celebrities.

Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids and Hon. Lukman Lawal
Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids and Hon. Lukman Lawal

 

 

When is the final edition coming up and who are you expecting?

The grand finale of Surulere Got Talent is on the 21st of December, Friday 2018 at the indoor sports hall, Teslim Balogun. It is tagged “December to Remember“.

We have incredible people that are coming. Our Mother of the day is Alhaja Lateefat Gbajabiamila, the first and only female Chairman of Surulere Local Government. Hon Desmond Elliot, our Patron will be there. Hon Tajudeen Ajide is our host. Our slogan is “Surulere rocks“!!!

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What kind of people do you expect to participate and how much is the fee?

We are expecting people from all corners, both young and old. The first prize is NGN 500,000 plus scholarship in their chosen field. The second prize is NGN 200,000 plus scholarship in their chosen. The third prize is NGN 100,000 plus scholarship in their chosen fields and we also have consolation prizes.

For the first 1000 persons that are coming, we have free lunch and a T-shirt for them. We still accommodate support from everybody.

What is the time frame of the event?

Surulere Got Talent Season 3 will start by 1:30 pm with the red carpet, while the main event will start at 2 pm till 6:30 pm. It promises to be a whole lot of fun.

We are having guest artists and dance performance. We are also going to have a DJ battle, so it is going to be an exciting evening.

What is your plan for next year?

Oh! Next year of Surulere Got Talent promises to be amazing, wonderful, bigger and stronger. We are even going to go beyond what we have been doing, we are going to have our audition in another style. We have this one in one place but next year we are going to different zones of Surulere.

We will have auditions for Lawanson zone, Itire zone, Aguda zone, among other zones. So, at the end of the day, everybody will come together for the main auditioning before we get to the grand finale. We hope that as time goes on we will expand to other Local Government areas.

 

 

Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids and Ibro
Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids and Ibro

 

 

Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids and Alhaja Lateefat Gbajabiamila
Mr. Bisi Onadipe Davids and Alhaja Lateefat Gbajabiamila

 

 

 

 

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