'Jay's Search', a talent hunt show in memory of the late Jaiye Aboderin, which seeks to identify and groom budding talents in the country, is set to kick off with live auditions soon.According to the organizing committee of the talent show, a total of twenty finalists have emerged after initial auditions that ended on Monday November 14, 2011. The grand finale of the show is expected to hold on December 16, 2011 at the Grand Ball Room of the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki.
[color=orange]Winner of this year's 'Jay Search' competition will walk home with a KopyKats Entertainment recording deal for one single, one music video, a makeover/photo shoot, airplay and promotions and a cash sum of N250, 000. Other contestants are not left out as the first runner up goes home with N100,000, 2nd runner up with N75, 000 and the three remaining finalists each go with N50,000.[/color]
Wunmi Obe, a member of the committee and one half of the T.W.O duo says, âWinners will be selected by the guests whose votes would make up 40%, while our judges made up of individuals of reputable standing in todayâs music industry, would make up 60%â.
[color=orange]On December 3rd 2009, 23 year old undergraduate, OluwaSunbo Olundegun (BigMa) emerged winner of the first edition of Jayâs Search. Big Ma went home with a cash prize of N150,000, a record deal with T.W.Oâs Kopykats Entertainment.[/color]
Jay Search is a bi-annual music talent search dedicated to the memory of late Jaiye Aboderin (1971-2004), who died December 3rd 2004 after he slumped during a casual game of basketball with friends. He left behind a wife- actress Stella Damasus and two daughters, Angelica and Isabel.
source: Nigerian Entertainment Today