Nollywood stars Segun Arinze, Alex Usifo support UN backed foundation

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Nollywood veteran, Alex Usifo was one of the actors supporting the initiative.

Nollywood stars led by Kate
Henshaw, Tonto Dikeh and Alex Usifo have attended the unveiling of the
UN backed African Children Talent Discovery Foundation programme for
2017.
Other actors at the event include Segun
Arinze, Victor Osuagwu, Lilian Esoro, Ejike Asiegbu, Emeka Rollas, Yemi
Blaq, Thelma Ojiji, Ifenayi Dike, Sunny McDon, Yakubu Abubakar
and Uche Elendu.

Segun Arinze, speaking at the launch.

Segun Arinze, speaking at the launch.
(Press)

The event also had the President of the foundation, Engineer Noah Dallaji in attendance alongside music stars, Faze, Baba Fryo and Marvelous Benjy.
Speaking on the reasons the Nollywood stars are throwing their weight behind the foundation, Segun Arinze said: “ACTDF is purely a talent hunt initiative which seeks to expose raw talents in singing , dancing and acting.
“The
event will hold in zonal regions of Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja,
Nasarawa, Ibadan/Ekiti, Bauchi, and Kaduna before the grand finale
which takes place on September 1, 2017 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 
“The zonal competitions will take place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of August 2017.
“We expect at least 3 winners to emerge from the zones before slugging it out at the grand finale in Port Harcourt .

“The
first prize winners at the grand finale in Port Harcourt in each
category of singing, dancing and acting will win respective contracts of
one million Naira plus cash prizes and also join us on the trip to New
York for the UN Summit while the first and second runners up will get
varied contracts in their respective fields worth millions of Naira as
well as cash prizes also,”
Segun Arinze said.

The foundation’s president, Engineer Dallaji said: “This
event is cued into this year’s United Nation’s General Assembly Summit
which has tagged this year the International Year of Sustainable Tourism
for Development.
“We shall
hopefully be in the United States come September to depict the
potentials in our youths and practically show how we could use it to
drive the tourism sector in Nigeria through our various slated side
events and general meetings. 
“Just
as we go round scouting for talents and helping them earn a living we
also believe that harnessing these human  resources could help improve
tourism whether in sports, singing, acting, dancing or even sheer gift
of craft- making.
“At the grand
finale in Port Harcourt, we look forward to hosting a most successful
event that will give our teeming youths a chance to celebrate life and
enjoy it to the fullest. 
“When
we see our efforts impact positively on the needy and watch them in
turn use their God- given  talents to influence the larger
society  positively,  we become satisfied as this is just the only way
great nations evolve – investing in their human and material resource as
depicted by the ACTDF logo: Talent Is Great Resource.”

Some of the Nollywood actors who took part of the initiative.

Some of the Nollywood actors who took part of the initiative.
(Press)

The talent hunt show has held consistently for three years after the foundation’s president inaugurated it in 2014.

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