By Basil K Mbuye
Children in the Tiko Municipality proved that there was an unending stream of talent their midst during the maiden edition of the Tiko Got Talent show that was held at the Council hall recently.
The council hall was overflowing with people of all walks of life as close to 500 people came out to support the initiative born by John Mukoko Tanga.
Claps, cheers, whistles and cheers abounded from the crowd encouraging their favourite talents. The enthusiasm of the crowd rivalled some of the popular upcoming talents in the Tiko Subdivision as they make it to the state. The performances of the talents in comedy, fashion design, gospel music, secular music, dance crew among others, left the panellists in a tight corner as they rate the performances.
The event pulled out a total of 34 contestants in the six categories that made up the event. Cheers reached the peak in the hall when Micheal Agbor took on the stage in the Gospel music category. The spectacular performance as his singing and crowd pulling antics earned him praises.
The hall will be filled with so much cheers and whistling when the Elementary Dance Crew with challenging flying acrobatics, fantastic dance fusion kept the audience awed with her their movements and dance skills.
In the secular music category, Lady Jane was up next as she rendered her untitled composition. Her angelic voice and moves made many to wonder if such a talent was hidden in Tiko.
Meanwhile, the fashion design category was a mixture of western, African and local wears which portrays the real fashion world of today. Young talented comedians also took to the stage as the left those in the hall to laugh off their grievances.
Speaking at the end of the event, the organiser and founder of the Mukoko’s Hope Foundation said he was surprised at the turn out and also pointed out the reasons for organising such an event.
‘The concept of this show was because the Mokuko’s Hope Foundation realised that the Tiko Subdivision have so much talents and potential but however, they lack a platform to showcase it. This is why the foundation came up with this initiative to bring talents together. We are hoping and believing that in subsequent editions, we can make it bigger. This can only be possible if sponsors and partners come in,’ Mukoko said.
At the end, Lovedakid emerged Best Comedian, Kijieh Brandon Best Fashion Designer, Agbor Micheal as Best Gospel Singer, Lady Jane as Best Secular Artist and Elementary Crew as the Best Dance Crew.