Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, a subsidiary of the prominent Stanbic IBTC Holdings, has announced the launch of the second season of its innovative and transformative initiative, the FUZE Talent Show. Following the resounding success of the inaugural season, FUZE Talent Show 2.0 is set to once again unleash the talents and aspirations of Nigerian youths.
The FUZE Talent Show is a testament to Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers’ dedication to fostering creativity and innovation among Nigeria’s young population. The program invites talented individuals aged between 18 and 35 years to showcase their brilliance in various artistic domains, spanning music, dance, fashion, and technology innovation.
During a press conference held at the Stanbic IBTC Blue Academy in Ikeja, Lagos, Olumide Oyetan, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, emphasized the critical role that FUZE plays as a premier platform for nurturing young creatives, allowing them to develop their talents, captivate audiences, and cultivate partnerships within the dynamic creative sector. Oyetan noted that FUZE serves as a vibrant reflection of Nigeria’s rich culture across diverse artistic forms, catalyzing and elevating the nation’s creative landscape.
Oyetan extended an open invitation to all Nigerians, urging them to participate in the event. He highlighted the cost-free and straightforward nature of the audition process, underlining the core ambition of FUZE Talent Hunt 2.0: to provide a supportive platform for Nigeria’s talented youth to learn, network, showcase their talents, and gain access to vital resources that will fuel their aspirations. This initiative seeks to inspire, uplift, and propel the next generation’s dreams.
Viewers across the nation can join the exhilarating journey of the FUZE Talent Show 2.0 by tuning in to AIT, DSTV Channel 152, and GoTV Channel 2. Participants will be working tirelessly to secure a share of the impressive N32 million prize and, more importantly, to gain industry acclaim and invaluable mentorship to accelerate their careers.
Recalling the maiden FUZE Talent Show that took place in 2022, which attracted over 8,000 attendees and captured the hearts and imaginations of over 50 million viewers across Nigeria, Oyetan revealed that just last week, Stanbic IBTC FUZE received the prestigious Judges’ Choice Award for Excellence and Innovation in Communication and Engagement at the 2023 World Pension Summit in The Netherlands. Oyetan expressed his gratitude to the over 3,000 young men and women who participated in the FUZE Talent Hunt in 2022 and the 8,000 individuals who attended the FUZE Festival in December 2022.
Furthermore, Oyetan extended a warm invitation to the upcoming FUZE Festival scheduled for December 23, 2023, during which the winners of the FUZE Talent Hunt will be announced. The festival promises a remarkable array of experiences, including music, fashion, food, art, and various fun activities for all attendees, showcasing its significant impact on the country during the festive season.
In closing, Oyetan urged the public to join the organization in celebrating the boundless creativity and limitless potential of emerging talents at FUZE Talent Show 2.0. For more detailed information about FUZE Talent Show 2.0 and the upcoming FUZE Festival, interested parties are encouraged to visit the official website at www.stanbicibtcpension.com.