By Ayo Ojueromi
The exciting and entertaining Talent hunt show, Jay’s Search is back with the second edition which kicks off in a matter of days.
Put together by the Aboderin family in honor of their late brother Jaiye Aboderin, this year’s edition of Jay search promises to be bigger and better than the last season as there are a series of activities planned out for the contestants and music fans.
To make things easy, organizers have divided this year’s audition into two stages – The Online stage and the live stage.
Jaiye’s elder sister Wunmi Obe says. “We embarked on this project to carry on with what Jaiye loved which was supporting young up-and-coming artistes to develop their talents and assist them in making an impact in the entertainment industry.”
She continues “This year’s edition of Jay’s search plans to be captivating and different as we have a number of activities for the contestants. The prize money and other goodies for the winner is bigger than last season’s edition so it’s certainly something to look forward to”
This is not the first time the family have honored the late Jaiye Aboderin by rewarding budding talents. In 2006 and 2007, they partnered Hip Hop World Awards in rewarding musicians Asa and OD. For winning the Jaiye Aboderin Next rated category, the two acts each got a cash prize of 100,000 Naira, alongside the prestigious award.
Jaiye Aboderin died on December 3, 2004, aged 33. He slumped and died after a game of basketball.
The winner of this year’s Jay search goes home with a cash prize of N250, 000 cash, a Kopykat’s Entertainment recording deal for one single, one music video, a makeover/photo shoot, airplay, promotions and publicity.
For this prize, six acts will slug it out in December , during the grand finale. The second prize is N100, 000 cash, the 3rd prize is N75, 000 while N50, 000 will be given as consolation prize for the remaining 3 finalists