Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers has kicked off the second edition of its talent hunt show, FUZE 2.0, aimed at spotlighting and reward young talents in music, dance, fashion, and technology.
The competition, which targeted individuals between the ages of 18 and 35, offered winners N32m.
At a media briefing, the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, Olumide Oyetan, expressed the company’s commitment to nurturing creativity and innovation among Nigeria’s youth.
Oyetan revealed that this year’s edition of FUZE was enhanced with a two-week boot camp, allowing 28 finalists to refine their skills and compete for a share of the substantial N32m prize.
The Stanbic boss noted, “The FUZE initiative underscores our dedication to nurturing creativity and innovation among young Niwhomians whom we invite to showcase their talent in music, dance, fashion, and technology.
“Last year, we invited Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 to apply for the FUZE talent hunt, and after four exceptional stages of competing and judging, 12 winners went home with a slice of N32m prize money.
“This year, we have taken things a step further by infusing a two-week boot camp into the show to allow 28 finalists to hone their skills and compete for a slice of this year’s N32m prize money.”
According to him, “With the help of our expert judges – Banke Kuku for Fashion, Ric Hassani for Music, Bunmi Olunloyo for Dance, and our very own Dr Stanley Jacob judging the tech category, we will be rewarding 12 brand new finalists at the Grand Finale on 23 December 2023 at the Livespot Entertarium, here in Lagos Nigeria.
“The FUZE Talent Show will come to your TV Screens on 11 November 2023 and will run for six exciting weeks. Viewers will be allowed to vote their preferred finalists in each category and winners will be unveiled at the FUZE Festival event on Saturday, 23 December 2023,” he stated.