Habeeb Opeyemi Adisa on Saturday emerged the winner of the maiden edition of the Idanilaraya Talent Act held at the State Agricultural Development Programme (OYSADEP) Mini Stadium, Saki , Oyo state.
It was a night to be remembered for the indegene of the town as they trop enmass to watch the final where Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable Zazu was on ground to entertain the audience.
The programme which was sponsored by the federal lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa constituency of Oyo state, Honourable Shina Peller will now be an annual event in order to discover more talents in the state especially at the Oke-Ogun axis.
The programme which cut across four categories, ranging from singing, dancing, spoken word and comedy saw youthful contestants displaying extraordinary talents to the admiration of cheering crowds of spectators.
Peller, who is the Accord candidate for Oyo North senatorial district in the forthcoming general election has shower praises on all the participants while urging them not to relent in their area of focus just as he promised to do everything humanly possible to assist their aspiration.
He gave mouth watering prizes to winners of the talents’ competition where the winner, Adisa won N1 million as star prize while Ojerinde Michael Oladejo claimed N750,000 as the first runner-up while Adegbite Adebayo went home with N500,000 as the second runner-up.
Others who were rewarded are third runner, fourth runner, fifth runner and sixth runner with N350,000, N250,000, N200,000, and N150,000 respectively.
Speaking after the presentation, Peller said the objectives of the Idanilaraya Talent Act was borne out of the needs to develop the skills and talents of the children, son and daughters of Oke-Ogun.
“I was involved in the youth development with Peller Unity Cup which we have played two edition now, and in the last edition, I discovered that there are many more talents in Oke-Ogun that might be in the direction of entertainment and because of what I have achieve in the entertainment industry, therefore a platform was open to showcase their given talents and celebrate them.
“We believe these gifts are meant to edify their personality and bring out the best in them and extremely talented people across this senatorial district and beyond to be properly nurtured and encouraged so as to fit for the society.
“The winners are not just going to win the cash prizes alone but will connect the beneficiary to organisations that will tutored them and also to provide them with necessary resources that are required for them to become super stars.
“This is the maiden edition of the programme and I can assure you that it has come to stay and as we started Peller Unity Cup that we always played the final competition in Iseyin, Idanilaraya will always be dominisise in Saki Local Government. These will be the beginning of great things for us to see.”