It was an exciting experience to behold, as the Federal Capital Territory played host, for the second year running, to Nigeria's Got Talent auditions. The event was held at Bolton White Hotel, Abuja.
Hopeful contestants were seen swarming into the venue of the auditions as early as 6am. Aspiring talents came in from neighboring cities like Kaduna, Plateau, Niger and other States.
Defying the heavy downpour, eager contestants were seen waiting anxiously to be selected as the audition process proved swift and meticulous.
The first phase of the audition attracted a lot of uniquely talented individuals and groups ranging from singers, rappers, dancers, actors and many more; all in the quest to showcase their enormous talents.
"I'm here to show the world what I have inside. I can sing, act and also dance. I have many talents and I believe I am the 'Chosen One' for this year's Nigeria's Got Talent," says Chosen, one of the contestants.
"The violin is an instrument that has helped me through a lot of stress, pain and hard times. The violin is my voice…this is how I choose to make a living and a name for myself," says an eager Azuka, a hopeful as well.
A number of the talents left the judges in awe, mesmerizing them with their electrifying dance steps and unique voices.
"As expected, Abuja did not disappoint us. The talents harvested from Abuja were amazing and with this we can only anticipate what the other seven States have to offer," says Adaora Mbelu, project manager of Nigeria's Got Talent Season 2.
The Nigeria's Got Talent train moves to Calabar on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The second audition in the series will hold at Monty Suites, off Muritala Mohamed High Way, Esuk Utan, Akwa Ibom State.