More quarterfinalists have emerged after the Ariya Repete 2019 regional knockouts in Ogun state. Simultaneous auditions took place in Ota and Abeokuta, where residents and fans of indigenous music came out in their numbers to watch contestants slug it out for a spot in the quarterfinals.
The Ota and Abeokuta selection parties kicked off at 6.p.m on the 21st June, and they were nothing short of spectacular, as all contestants delivered amazing performances in a bid to stake a claim in the next round of the competition.
The contestants displayed immense creativity, great stagecraft, and some awe-inspiring vocals, which left the judges with the hard task of selecting the three (3) winners on the night. It was entertainment non-stop, as well as a blend of fun and serious business as the judges and audience were thrilled by the quality of contestants that graced the stage.
At the conclusion of the keenly contested Ota regionals, Sulaimon Ajayo Adeyemi, Prince Ade Micheal, and Christian Olamide were selected as the winners in the Fuji, Juju and Afro-Pop categories respectively. Similarly, in Abeokuta, Alhaji Taofek Adeyinka, Adeleye Temitope, and Ayeni Olajuwon emerged victorious in the Fuji, Juju and Afro-Pop categories respectively.
The selected contestants have now inched one-step closer to winning their share of the 20 million Naira up for grabs. Their next hurdle will be the quarterfinal showdown on the 26th of July in the sunshine city of Akure.
Speaking after the Abeokuta selection party, an overjoyed Ayeni Olajuwon who qualified in the Fuji category expressed his appreciation to the organizers of the show and also his determination to make further progress as the competition progresses. He said;
“I am so glad I won today, I’m so grateful to Goldberg Lager for giving me this opportunity to show my talents. I can’t wait to go up on stage again, and I believe I can make it to the final”
Follow-up to the successful completion of the selection parties in Ogun state, Ariya Repete 2019 regional audition heads to Ibadan and Akure on 26th of June at Mauve 21 Hotel, Ibadan and First Molac Hotel, Akure. Residents of Ibadan and Akure now have the chance to participate in the competition and slug it out for a place in the quarterfinal.
This edition of Ariya Repete will be televised on TV stations from the 12th of July. Ariya Repete is proudly sponsored by Goldberg Lager.