Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings and member of Standard Bank Group, has put a big smile on the faces of so many Nigerians after rewarding 12 creative Nigerian youngsters, winners of the FUZE Talent Hunt, with N32 million.
It was reported that the festival which was organized by the company itself recently saw winners from music, dance, fashion, and technology categories, bagging N5 million each.
However, the first runner-up and second runner-up from each category were also rewarded with N2 million and N1 million, respectively.
The statement also added that the winners, in addition to the financial support, will receive industry recognition and access to mentorship opportunities to support their creative careers and enterprise.
It said that the FUZE Talent Hunt was a platform curated for creative young Nigerians making strides in music, dance, fashion and technology, adding that over 4,000 entries were received digitally via the Stanbic IBTC Events App, with 40 contestants shortlisted for the quarterfinals and 24 and 12 contestants making it to the semifinals and finals respectively.
The statement further said details of the auditions, contests and finale will be revealed in a three-part episode of the FUZE Talent Hunt, which would be aired in Q1’23 on select media channels across the country. “It was also an entire day of fun and excitement at the FUZE Festival. Attendees had a great time enjoying a robust marketplace with an amazing shopping experience where they bought items at discounted prices,” the statement said.
The Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Olumide Oyetan said the organisation did well to seek, discover and empower young talents whose ingenuity deserved to be in the limelight.
In addition, the Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Nike Bajomo said: “Asides from being a merry and exhilarating venture, the FUZE Festival was also impactful and timely. The event was aimed at making Nigerians end the year 2022 on a high note regardless of what the rest of the year had been like.”