Inline with the mission of “Rebrand Niger Delta”, an initiative under MSAM Productions Nigeria and Gplanet Consultants UK, to tackle unemployment, insecurity, curb youth restiveness and provide a platform to identify and nurture talents within the Niger Delta area, the organization has directed all efforts towards activities to improved the livelihood of the youths.
Rebrand Niger Delta over the years have succeeded in pulling many youths from the wrong direction by Rebranding their mindsets and diverting their focus from the streets and helping them be resourceful and useful to themselves and the society.
The organisation has relentlessly driven its mission through cash support, seminars and workshops, entrepreneurship training and hosting of various shows, that target youths restiveness in the Niger Delta Area, with the passion and strong drive to make the region conducive for economic activities, investments and reduce crime rate.
In 2020 through the uncertainty created by the pandemic, the organization rolled out an initiative named “REBRAND U-TALENT SHOW”. The event was to identify youths within the Niger Delta Region with business skills, and empowering them with support to expand their business, and reintegrate them into gainful and productive enterprises.
The REBRAND-U TALENT SHOW is a virtual platform that gives young adults in the Niger Delta region the opportunity to build life skills to sustain themselves as well as creating employment for their communities.
The initiative is concerned about the development of small business start ups and people with skills, to train them to be hardworking and mentally strong to face daily challenges and struggles created by the downward economic situation in the country.
The show started the first competition on the 7th of March with ten ten contestants which included (Bead designer, Fashion/Anakara Designer, dress maker, Electrician, Makeup Artist, Farmer. Hairstylist and a Phone Engineer. All of which are very lucrative life skills and worthy of mention.
After the strong and long weeks of various tasks including showcasing their short videos of their crafts, games, puzzles and short writing assignments, the contestants were narrowed down to four finslist.
Among the four contestants who made it to the final rounds, Celine Osaroekaa (Fashion) emerged winner of the contest with a total votes of 8,630,Blessed Abraham (Electrician) came second with total votes of 7,649, Julie Akpoduado (Fashion Designer) came second runner up with total votes of 4,969 and Golden Dibiah (Bead designer) came fourth.
RND is very pleased with the successful completion of the program and thank everyone who participated in the whole process and followed up with every activities during the show, through our social media handles.
We say a very ‘Huge Thank You’ as we believe that we are all stakeholders and partners in making the Niger Delta Region a better place that can work for all. Let us continue to work together, encourage and support our youths as we CHANGE THE NARRATIVES!!!
To all our contestants and lucky winners, we are proud of your doggedness, diligence and hardwork throughout the show.
Rebrand Niger Delta Team
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