Organizers of the Gospel Icons Africa (GIA) talent show have expressed readiness to unearth next-rated Christian artistes and to give up-coming gospel artistes a platform to show their talents.
They disclosed that the winner of the show, which starts this month, would walk home with N10 million, a car, a two-year record deal, and an all-expense paid trip to Jerusalem. Other winners have incentives like cash prizes, Musical instruments, and iPhones, among others.
Commenting, the Chief Operating Director of GIA, Segun Oluwayomi, says; “GIA reality show is a unique gospel reality show because our core is to raise kingdom stars. We have various gospel music veterans who will work with them through the journey.
Also, everyone that makes an entry is sure to be imparted in one way or the other, you cannot connect with us and remain the same. The programme is in phases, the first phase is the entry phase where people will register on their website and they are to upload a 30-second video of themselves singing.
After that, there will be auditions for these videos will be done by selected music veterans. Then, the successful participants will be contacted for a life show.”
Also, Managing Director of GIA, Esther Oladeji, said the show would create “a platform for true worshippers to connect with God and bless humanity.”
In his words, Oladeji says; “This show is to please God, and because we desired to do his will, He has led us through pattern and structure he wants us to go.
It is to change the narratives of gospel music in Africa, by modeling God’s template of true Gospel music. Also, to give up-and-coming Gospel artistes a platform to show forth their light.”
Chief Executive Director, GIA, Bamidele Martins, noted that the show “is a form of empowerment for up-and-coming gospel singers, including professionals.”
To participate, he asks interested individuals to visit the event website HERE, upload their 30-second video, and await feedback within a few days.