By John Ighodaro
CALABARâ€”A part three medical student of the University of Calabar, Mr. Patrick Effiom, won the first prize of the DKL Events companyâ€™s talent hunt which held weekend at the Marina Resort in Calabar, Cross River State with the winner going home with a quarter of a million as the cash prize.
The second position went to Mr.Victor Abang with a cash prize of N150,000, while the third prize went to Mr. Hope Obim with a cash prize ofÂ N100,000.
The talent hunt event sponsored by DKL Events management company also had as co-ordinators, the musical pair of KC PRESH and the flutist, Tee Mac.
The talent huntÂ heralded the Sio-Nkpo musical show with KC PRESH which held at the Cultural Centre in the city.
Speaking to newsmen after the event, the CEO of DKL Events, Mr. Omoyoma Okoro, said he derived a lot of joy from identifying musical talents from any part of the country.
He said it was his way of giving back to the society from which he had also benefitted a great deal.
Mr. Okoro assured the medical student who won the first prize thatÂ his company would introduce him to a label that will in turn groom him â€œuntil he is able to stand on his own.â€
He said the idea of a talent hunt was borne out of a desire to encourage young artistes to find their way in the competitive musical industry, adding that it was not enough for people to rely solely on academics to forge ahead.
He argued that one way to also forge ahead in life was for one to discover his or her talent and utilize it for his benefit and that of the society.