Excitement, laughter, desire, zeal, passion and fervency decorates the atmosphere of Calabar as the first edition of the De9jaspirit Talent Hunt 2021 comes to a close, with thrilling insights into some of the most decorated and talented minds who took part in the event which hosted 50 contestants, 4 celebrity judges, one magnificent host and countless of viewers drawn from all over the country.
The contest which was hosted in the city of Calabar, Cultural Center experienced massive turnout of fans who stopped at nothing but to participate in the colourful and fun-filled event. The event featured performers ranging from contortionists, musicians, comedians, spoken word poets, spray painters, freestyle rappers, magicians, singers, dancers — creative minds drawn from every nook and cranny of Nigeria.
The city of Calabar has for donkey years been a hub of mind blowing events, from various cultural festivals to the grand Calabar Carnivals which have lighted the city in utmost grandeur. But compared to none is the De9jaspirit Talent Hunt which have left the city bubbling like never before and its population smiling amidst loud cheers. The contest took place concurrently at 4pm daily beginning from the 20th to the 26th of September; seven days of non-stop joie de vivre.
DTH 2021 was hosted by none other than the Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for the MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV, Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker otherwise known simply as Stephanie Coker who has featured in the popular Nigerian TV series “Tinsel” and a popular sitcorn programme “Hustle.” In 2014, Stephanie Coker was nominated for and later won the Exquisite Lady of the Year TV presenter of the year.
The “De9jaspirit Talent Hunt” is an offspring of Mrs Coker’s creative genius and the first season of the contest judges involving popular as well as decorous personalities like the Veteran Nollywood Actress, Ini Edo; the Nigerian composer, comedian, writer and actor, Onyebuchi Ojieh popularly known as Buchi; the Nigerian singer and song writer, Sidney Esiri commonly known as Dr. Sid and Ikechukwu Ogbonna commonly known as IK Ogbonna, a top Nigerian film and television actor, model, director and TV personality.
The event which served as a symbol of captivation and allure to a heterogeneous number of individuals and families attracted a daily ticket of N1,000 and the sum of N6,000 for the complete seven day event. Viewers participated earnestly in the event through supports of loud cheers, applause and votes. Voting of favourite contestants took place on the event website (www.dth.ng) where distant viewers also streamed the event live. To demonstrate a full sense of support, viewers searched the names of their favourite contestants on the website and passed their votes.
The Cultural Centre Main Bowl, Calabar where the live show held was a hub of prizes as viewers who arrived early to the venue were entitled to raffle tickets which earned them lots of exciting prizes. Meanwhile, the winner of the contest was booked to go home with a whooping cash of 10 million naira, the second place winner, a cash prize of 3 million naira and the third place winner, a total cash of 2 million naira.
Through the quarter finals, semifinals and finals of the contest, the angelic singer, Constance Olatunde emerged winner of the De9jaspirit Talent Hunt 2021 carting away the cash prize of 10 million naira. The second place went to the Chrysolite Crew who were automatically entitled to whooping 3 million naira cash and the third place went to the exciting comedian, Slim Saint who had his fair share of a total 2 million naira cash prize.
De9jaspirit Talent Hunt is and will continue to be a platform where creative individuals or groups are given adequate grounds to showcase their talents, not just to Nigerians but to the entire world, as talent, once exposed on the internet becomes infinite and knows no bounds.
The just concluded season one of the De9jaspirit Talent Hunt experienced an influx of 2,000 auditions from which 50 contestants were chosen. To our viewers worldwide who wish to revisit these awesome memories, the just concluded season one of the De9jaspirit Talent Hunt 2021 (full video) was premiered on October 3rd, on our Youtube channel.
De9jaspirit Talent Hunt has come to stay, to be informed of our upcoming season 2 which will be taking place in the year 2022, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @de9jaspirittalenthunt or visit our website, www.dth.ng for more information.