Explode 2013 is Here….

Preparations for this year’s edition of our annual talent hunt and workshop has started. The stakes are getting higher and this year’s edition promises to be completely mind-blowing. We would continue to provide you with updates as the date approaches.

THE EVENT

This year’s event is scheduled as follows:

Date:                     Saturday, 30th November, 2013 (30/11/13).

Venue:                    Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.

Time:                    1pm – 6pm

Entrance:             FREE

THE CONCEPT

EXPLODE TALENT WORKSHOP is a one-day programme conducted on annual basis. It is a great avenue that gives the Nigerian youth a chance to take ownership of their future and consequently the future of the nation through talent enhancement and motivation.

The three (3) main segments of the programme are:

Training:

This is an interactive break-out session where seasoned professionals and celebrities would guide the participants through the key success determinants of different fields broadly grouped into:

  • Acting (Acting, Script-writing, Movie Production and  Comedy)
  • Business (Marketing, Branding, Entrepreneurship)
  • Dance (Dance, Choreography, Fitness and Sport)
  • Fashion (Modeling, Make-up, and Fashion Design)
  • Music (Singing, Song-writing, Disc Jockeying, and Sound Engineering)
  • Pictures (Fine Arts, Photography, Cinematography, Animation, and Special Effects)
  • Technology (Scientific Inventions, Computer Programming, Engineering)

Motivation:

This is a session where outstanding professionals from across different fields would share their personal experiences to motivate the participants. One or two motivational speakers would also share some success principles with the participants.

Opportunity:

This is a talent hunt where pre-auditioned youths are given the opportunity to compete for coveted prizes through breath-taking and entertaining performances. This competition facilitates the eagerness for talented youths to prune their skills, exhibit their talents and engage themselves in gainful activities.

Have u got a talent to show? Register for Explode Talent Workshop and send ur name & interest (Music, Dance or Comedy) to 08105005000 for audition. NGN 300,000 to be won!!!

MOTIVATIONAL WORDS – Your Vision is Limited only by you

“Your vision is limited only by you. The problem is that you don’t know what you should be. It’s not your fault, really: your education has messed you up. It has taken your boundless potential and shrunk it and shaped it into a narrow title.”

“There is a reason why a lot of people don’t believe in positive thinking and that kind of thing. It is simply that they do not want to face the fact that their lives are totally in their own hands and they are afraid of the immense potential and results if they do so.”

“The amount of effort it takes to fail is the same amount of effort it takes to succeed as far as the mind is concerned. It is your responsibility to provide it with the right seeds of thought.”

“The truth is, whether you know it or not, your thoughts are responsible for whatever place or situation you are in right now.”

“Any self-improvement program or journey of personal development starts with your thoughts. Master your thoughts first. Then you can master your environment and circumstances.”

“Dreamers chart their own course and destiny. Dreamers are always striving to be the person they were meant to be and are not afraid to be different.”

“We cannot exhaust the creative power of our minds.”

“If your mind can accept that something is achievable, it will find a way to attain that thing.”

“Your potential as a human being…is unlimited. You have within you the ability to become and to achieve anything you want.”

“If something is widely accepted and everyone is doing it, it is probably better for you as a dreamer not to do it.”

“It is your responsibility to get the correct knowledge so you can have the correct road map of life. Ignorance is no defense. Ignorance will kill you.”

“The truth is that while you are not totally responsible for what does and doesn’t happen to you, you are responsible for how you respond to what happens to you.”

“It may seem hard to take full responsibility for your life, but ultimately you will find it is the single most empowering decision you will ever make.”

MUSON FESTIVAL 2012


Muson Festival 2012
The idea of organizing a regular MUSON Festival grew out of a Mini Festival, the name given to three consecutive nights of varied concerts at the MUSON Centre, by visiting artistes from the Bolshoi Theartre of Moscow in January 1996. The success of that mini Festival led to the birth of the First MUSON Festival of Drama, Art and Dance in February 1997.
Its objectives were to:
* Serve as a platform for broadening the appeal of MUSON to the larger Nigerian Society;
* Further the society’s core objective of promoting the performance and enjoyment of serious music; and
Promote the arts in general towards the ultimate goals of:
* Enhancing the cultural development of the Nigerian people and society;
* Promoting inter-cultural relations with other nationalities and
* Broadening the cultural appeal of the Nigerian society to the international community.
Start Date: 18 Oct 2012
End Date: 18 Oct 2012
Time: 18:00
Venue: Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island
City: Lagos
Dress Code:
Promoter: The Musical Society of Nigeria
Contact Phone: +234 1 897 5488, 08033275401
Email: booking@m-u-s-o-n.com

ELITE MODEL LOOK NIGERIA 2012 Finale

About the Elite Model Look Competition
Created in 1983, Elite Model Look is the most prestigious international modeling contest. A genuine career accelerator, the competition has propelled many aspiring and up-and-coming talents to become international top models. It’s the only contest that offers the opportunity to young girls and boys of all nationalities, from all over the world, to become top fashion models and to begin a career with the best possible support.

Date: Saturday 29th September 2012
Venue: The Federal Palace Hotel, 6 – 8 Ahmadu Bello Way , Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N 10,000 | VIP N 25,000 | Platinum VIP N 50,000
Ticket Locations: Call 08033278752 | Visit black|Up Paris Store, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos | Montaigne Place, 266B Muri Okunola, off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, send and e-mail tozukilicious13@yahoo.com | bobbytaylorconsulting@gmail.com

Celebrity – DON JAZZY: Your Talent is your Asset!

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. So is the story of one of Nigeria’s heavyweight music producer, Don Jazzy. He was born without a silver spoon.

He grew up in Ajegunle ( popularly called AJ City) worshiping at Cherubim and Seraphim church. After secondary school, he went on to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State, but dropped out as a result of financial difficulties. Don Jazzy had to sell bean cake (akara) for his mom in Ajegunle and had to become a bus conductor to feed his family.

The now most sought after producer never left Nigeria for London for pursue an education. An uncle of his asked him to come play instrumentals for a church in London and after spending sometime in London, he never thought of returning to Nigeria until D Banj persuaded him to, and the rest is history. The soft spoken producer sits as the President of one of Nigeria’s most promising and fledgling record label, Mo Hits Records, which has produced such stars like D Banj, Wande Coal, and lots more.

The truth is that your TALENT is your ASSET – Use it well!!!